The artistic administrator of the Spokane Symphony in Washington state has resigned after a furore over her social media utterances.
Bethany Schoeff, who is married to the Symphony’s general manager, Daniel Cotter, described the Black Lives Matter movement as ‘a disease on this country’ and the killing of George Floyd as an election-year hoax.
Ms Schoeff, 41, had worked for the orchestra for 11 years and occasionally played oboe. Her husband is the second clarinet.
She told local media she had been suffering from depression.