Bob Keefer in Eugene, Oregon, has some new leads on the firing of Matthew Halls as artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival, apparently on anonymous and trumped up charges.
The executive who sacked him acted in exactly the same way a year before with the OBF’s artist liaison manager, Linda Ackerman. The evidence, then as now, was flimsy or rigged.
The person behind both dismissals is Janelle McCoy, OBF Executive Director since January 2016.
She seems nice.
Read Bob’s exposé here.
It’s a chiller.