Hints of racism in US sacking of a British Bach directormain
The unexplained dismissal of Mathew Halls as artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival is being ascribed darkly to ‘personnel issues’.
One theory is that a University of Oregon official took umbrage at an inoffensive jocular remark by Halls to a visiting singer, who took no offence.
Bob Keefer of Eugene Weekly, who is trying to get to the bottom of the matter, fears that the sacking of Halls might be the death knell for the Oregon Bach Festival.
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