Crust re-ups with LSO for three more years

LIMA —The Lima Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that Maestro Andrew Crust renewed his contract for another three years.

Crust’s extension will see him remain music director for the LSO through the end of the 2025-2026 season.

The fifth person to wear that title, Crust is also now the music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. He has also been the Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony in Canada and a guest conductor at the San Diego Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Arkansas Symphony, according to the LSO website.

In the announcement posted to social media, Executive Director Elizabeth Brown-Ellis praised what Crust has brought to the orchestra since his hiring.

“Andrew’s vision and leadership reach across all areas of our orchestra. His commitment to music education, dedication to accessibility, and determination to diversify our programming ensures that theLSO will remain relevant and vibrant throughout our community. Our orchestra has never sounded better, and I know great things are ahead.”