Jennifer Ross, leader of the second violins in the Pittsburgh Symphony for almost 20 years, has resigned.
She has moved to Wyoming to seek ‘a change of pace’.
Pittsburgh now has three principal vacancies: concertmaster, principal seconds and timps. Two of those seats have been open since 2015. No-one has been racing to make an appointment, before or after a bitter lock-out.
It’s the orchestra’s management that needs a change of pace.