Troubled orchestra dumps conductormain
Guest conductors will fill in until the new admin finds out whether the orch can be kept afloat.
De Vriend was in the podium for ten years while the orch overspent wildly and tried to steal a name from a rival ensemble. His chief exec partner, Hans Mannak, was forced out in November.
In an interview here, the conductor says he’s leaving of his own accord.
UPDATE: It is further reported that several of the musicians are being reduced to part-time contracts.