Andrew Crust, newly named music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.

“Andrew Crust’s first concert as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s (VSO) fifth Music Director will take place on September 30, 2023, at the Flynn in Burlington,” states an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (3/22) Violin Channel.“Crust will succeed Jaime Laredo, who stepped down from the position after a twenty-year tenure. In his new role, [Crust] will plan the VSO’s 90th season in 2024/2025 … Crust is currently in his third year as Music Director of the Lima Symphony where he conducts Grand Series, Pops, and Education programs. He formerly served as Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony from 2019 – 2022, the Memphis Symphony from 2017 – 2019, the National Youth Orchestra in 2017 and 2018, and Conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program. In his recent and upcoming seasons, Crust conducts” orchestras across the U.S. and Canada. “ ‘When I performed for the first time with the VSO in February 2023,’ Crust said, ‘I was immediately struck by not only the orchestra’s extremely high artistic quality and sense of pride, but also their desire to explore new repertoire, and to continue to evolve and adapt as the modern world continues to change.’ ”