From the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra:
Baltimore (November 9, 2018) Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Carney has been suspended without pay, effective today, according to BSO President and CEO Peter Kjome.
Given allegations of inappropriate behavior by Jonathan Carney towards an employee of another orchestra, which came to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s attention yesterday, BSO management made the decision to suspend its Concertmaster, effective immediately, with an initial term through November 13, 2018.
“After a comprehensive independent investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior towards another musician in our own orchestra, we made it clear to Jonathan Carney that we would not tolerate inappropriate behavior, whether verbal or physical,” said Kjome. “In our view, Mr. Carney was not forthcoming about this current allegation.”
Other BSO musicians, including Associate Concertmaster Audrey Wright, will serve as Concertmaster for upcoming Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performances.
Two months ago, the Baltimore principal oboe Katherine Needleman accused the orchestra of ‘failing to take meaningful action’ when she accused the concertmaster of visiting her room at night.
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