Ronna Ayscue is suing the Bay-Atlantic Symphony after losing the principal flute seat she held for almost 30 years.
Her beef is with conductor Jed Gaylin. She describes him as a ‘controlling, bullying, and manipulative individual who created an atmosphere within the orchestra of hostility and fear.’
‘On numerous occasions over the past years, up to and including the time on or aboutPlaintiff’s termination, Jed Gaylin would demean and ridicule Plaintiff’s musical performances in both rehearsals and in live shows,’ her court submission states. ‘Specifically, Jed Gaylin has stated to Plaintiff and others that Plaintiff ‘plays like she is in the second grade.’’
No comment from Gaylin. Full story here.