Just in: Orchestra sacks conductor who is 'arrested wearing only a towel'main
The details are sketchy, but what is clear is that a conductor has lost his job in apparently compromising circumstances.
Claire Fox Hillard has been the mainstay of the Albany Symphony since 1987. He told police, who were called to a store in a town called Camilla and found him dressed only in a towel, that two men had cut off his clothes and robbed him. They say he had been engaged in activity of a sexual nature with a woman. He was kept in jail overnight but not charged with an offence.
The orchestra sent him on four months’ leave, presumably to shop for new clothes. Those four months have now expired and the orchestra say that, after 24 years, they won’t have him back. That seems rather harsh for one sartorial offence. Normally, Claire’s quite a smart dresser.