The Board of Directors of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Reinstate Music Director Arild Remmereit and give him respect and support.
*** Jan. 6, 2013 update --Please also sign the new petition here, or here http://tinyurl.com/FIRE-C-OWENS - - -
To contact me, and to make sure that you receive future mailings, please email me at Lcurtis@brandeis.edu Thank you. Liane Curtis ***
Appointed to the position of Music Director starting fall, 2011, Arild Remmereit has invigorated audiences and reached out to the Rochester community to build new levels of involvement. It would seem that he has done the job he was hired to do, yet he has not received the support he needs from the Board or from the administration at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, creating a hostile work environment for Remmereit. And as of 11-28-2012, the Board announced that Remmereit's contract would be terminated prematurely. We, as supporters, fans, and audience members of the RPO feel that Remmereit clearly deserves the support of the Board and administrators so that the RPO can continue in its mission of bringing an exciting range of music to enthusiastic audiences.