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RPO terminates contract of conductor Arild Remmereit effective immediately

Posted at: 01/24/2013 6:23 PM

The contract of ousted Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Arild Remmereit has been terminated effective immediately.

The RPO Board of Directors says Remmereit did not perform responsibilities required by the contract since November. He was told he could stay with the RPO until August 31 when the 2012-2013 season ended.

Remmereit supporters have been very vocal and fought to reinstate him. They also unsuccessfully tried to vote in eight write-in candidates to the RPO board Wednesday night.