Lima Symphony names Andrew Crust as music director

Posted on: June 15, 2020

“The Lima Symphony Orchestra has picked their next conductor,” writes Todd Cummins in Thursday’s (6/11) Hometown Stations TV (West Central Ohio). “Andrew Crust was chosen out of the seven finalists to be the Music Director and Conductor at the start of the next symphony season. Crust visited Lima in February, where he conducted the ‘Mad Love’ concert and talked to music students at the Lima Senior and did a concert storytime at the Lima Public Library. He is currently the associate conductor for the Vancouver Symphony in Canada, and he is excited to work with Lima Orchestra…. ‘I also found a community that really supports the symphony … and that was a really warm sort of welcome,’ said Crust.… ‘There is a certain chemistry I think with the orchestra and that’s incredibly important,’ … says Executive Director Elizabeth Ellis-Brown. ‘Andrew is authentic and genuine and has this vast knowledge of repertoire…. He was so curious about getting to know us and making sure that we fit into what he’s looking for as an orchestra…. It was just a great process.’ Crust is replacing Crafton Beck, who served as … music director … for more than 20 years.”