Major US orchestra in turmoil over principal flute’s Covid viewsmain
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has issued a statement, dissociating itself from the views of principal flute Emily Skala, who has posted a Covid-sceptic video.
Here’s the BSO statement:
The Baltimore Symphony would like to acknowledge attentions raised to the personal social media accounts of Principal Flutist Emily Skala. While we do not comment on internal personnel matters, we also do not condone nor support the words or sentiments expressed in these posts. Ms. Skala does not speak for the BSO, nor do her statements reflect our core values or code of conduct grounded in humanity and respect.
There are unconfirmed reports that Ms Skala has been suspended, following some other controversial comments. We will update when appropriate.
Skala appointed principal flute of the BSO in 1988 and a faculty member of the Peabody Institute the following year. She has not taken down her dubious video.