Lima Symphony heads to the drive-in with filmed concert

Posted on: November 30, 2020

“The last time the Lima Symphony Orchestra was able to perform for a crowd of people was in the beginning of March. On Saturday, they opened their season with a performance on the big screen at the Van Del Drive-Ins,” writes Adrienne Shelton in Saturday’s (11/28) Your Hometown Stations (Lima, OH). “Cars pulled into the drive-in as the sun set waiting for the show to begin.… They faced many challenges … but if there’s anything that the Lima Symphony Orchestra has taught us, is that the show must go on. Elizabeth Brown-Ellis, the executive director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra, says, ‘When all the theatres went dark, when the music stopped, when the dancers stopped dancing, there was this huge amount of uncertainty and what are we going to do. But we’re creative people, that’s what we do. We’re in the creative industry and we knew we had to find a way to perform.’ This concert was filmed two weeks prior to the screening and was Andrew Crust’s debut concert as the new conductor of the orchestra. Their next performance will be on December 12th where they are joined by a chorus and dancers for The Nutcracker.”