Life goes on: Maestro huffs offmain
Michael Palmer has resigned as Artistic Director of the Bellingham Festival of Music, in western Washington state.
Palmer, 75 this week, said: ‘In light of recent actions by the Board of Directors of the Festival, in which I had no participation and which were taken without my knowledge, I found it necessary, as a matter of personal integrity, to tender my resignation as Artistic Director of the Festival immediately. I am especially sad – after years of building together this incredible music festival – that proper board transparency and open communications were abandoned. I want to be honest in expressing that I feel betrayed and unfairly treated.’
Business as usual, then.