Lima Symphony works with area students to create and perform songs during the pandemic

Posted on: October 21, 2021

The Lima Symphony Orchestra in Ohio has recently completed “Project Noteworthy,” which features performances of original songs written and performed by Lima City school students and accompanied by the Lima Symphony Orchestra. The songs were inspired by students’ feelings of isolation and loneliness brought on by the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and remote learning. The project launched early in 2021, with professional songwriter and children’s book author Mary Amato working with students at four elementary- and middle-school classes. The songs were then arranged for orchestra by composer Jonathan Wey, and performed by Lima Symphony Orchestra musicians, led by Music Director Andrew Crust. Ultimately, close to 70 students participated in the project. A complete summary of the project and performances by the participating classes can be viewed at the Lima Symphony Orchestra website and YouTube page.