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Symphony musicians upset about conductor’s ouster

Response: Change was needed

By Richard Freedman

rfreedman@timesheraldonline.com @RichFreedmanVTH on Twitter

POSTED:   08/19/2014 04:54:29 PM PDT

 

 
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David Ramadanoff (courtesy photo)
 

Vallejo Symphony musician Kathleen Comalli Dillon blasted the orchestra’s board of directors in a seething letter Tuesday, on the heels of conductor David Ramadanoff’s pending ouster.

Ramadanoff’s 33rd year — starting with one of three seasonal concerts Sept. 21 — will be his last after the board decided it wanted to head in a different direction.

“I won’t play in the Vallejo Symphony without David’s brilliant and selfless leadership and talent,” Dillon said. “I will leave and so will many, if not most, of the fine players.”

According to board president Suzie Peterson, changes with the symphony were made based on three surveys. Dillon wondered in her letter why the VSO wasn’t informed of…

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