Members of Boston’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, past and present, have posted a petition calling for the reinstatement of their conductor, Benjamin Zander, who was sacked by the NEC for employing a videographer with a sex-crime in his distant past. Zander has admitted his naivety and apologised.
The New England Conservatory has admitted no responsibility. Its president, Tony Woodcock, had fallen out with Zander before the videographer mater came to light.
The petition is up and running here. Anyone who believes in natural justice for Benjamin Zander is encouraged to sign.
Call to Reinstate Benjamin Zander as Conductor of YPO