Liane Curtis 
Member since Nov 16, 2012

Recent Comments

Re: “The next act for the RPO

Mr. Marini,

I'm flattered that you've taken the time to read the WPA website. Perhaps you missed my blog about the several-thousand-dollar donation made on behalf of my organization to the RPO this past June, in the form of the newly-created AMY Award presented to Maestro Remmereit. I would say that constitutes a substantive 'investment,' wouldn't you? As do my visits to Rochester prior to the Music Director's termination and my promotion of the RPO amongst both my music colleagues and via the WPA.

And do we really want to go down the road of who has more 'right,' geographic or otherwise, to voice his/her opinion on the future course of any given orchestra? I note that according to your profile you currently live abroad--does that somehow diminish the value of/invalidate your opinion? I don't think it should, any more than where I currently reside or how long I have been following the RPO should.

The only way the RPO will actually 'learn from this whole debacle' is to not simply paper over mistakes and culpability for the sake of a feel-good 'coming together,' but to conduct a rigorous self-examination, something few institutions are capable of doing without outside 'help.'

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Posted by Liane Curtis on 02/15/2013 at 11:13 PM

Re: “The next act for the RPO

Update: Attorney Eileen Buholtz provides these insights into her recent legal actions. Yes, the legal process is ongoing. http://rpocommunity.wordpress.com/2013/02/…

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Posted by Liane Curtis on 02/09/2013 at 3:23 PM

Re: “The next act for the RPO

Mr. Hess, This petition http://tinyurl.com/petition-RPO , at Change.org, does not call for any "heads to roll." It calls for the reinstatement of Arild Remmereit. Apparently you have not read it, and thus you have disregarded its 1,200 signers!

As to your interpretation of Remmereit moving out of his office, he only moved his materials into that office on November 30, 2011. Being Music Director is not a 9 to 5 office job, and perhaps he decided that he could work better at home, as he had done previously. It does not say anything about him expecting to no longer work at the RPO, but perhaps it does register that the working climate created by the management was hostile, as he has stated.

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Posted by Liane Curtis on 02/07/2013 at 9:47 PM

Re: “RPO board chair: organization has 'tried to take the high ground'

Please sign the two petitions! http://tinyurl.com/petition-RPO -and- http://tinyurl.com/FIRE-C-OWENS
We know the Board doesn't care what the RPO audiences think, but the issue is getting national and even international attention, and that may lead to some pressure.

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Posted by Liane Curtis on 01/24/2013 at 10:21 PM

Re: “RPO terminates Remmereit

Please sign the two petitions! http://tinyurl.com/petition-RPO -and- http://tinyurl.com/FIRE-C-OWENS
We know the Board doesn't care what the RPO audiences think, but the issue is getting some national and international attention, and that may lead to some pressure.

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Posted by Liane Curtis on 01/24/2013 at 10:20 PM

Re: “RPO elects board members

This petition gives testimony to the level of interest in seeing Remmereit restored to his position
http://tinyurl.com/petition-RPO

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Posted by Liane Curtis on 01/23/2013 at 11:09 PM

Re: “After the storm: the RPO's future

Ms. Matchett, the statements by statements by former board members Kishan Pandya and Gwen Sterns at the Jan. 10 meeting reveal the hostile climate and irregularities in the running of the RPO Board (lack of transparency, lack of order within Board meetings, and arbitrary use of Executive sessions for decision making, etc.). And an important set of stakeholders -- supporters of the RPO who appreciate the improvements that Remmereit has brought -- were completely disregarded. This is emphasized in reading the comments to the two petitions, available here http://tinyurl.com/FIRE-C-OWENS and here http://tinyurl.com/petition-RPO
Thank you.

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Posted by Liane Curtis on 01/23/2013 at 11:54 AM

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