OK, call me naive. But this sure smells like something that has happened before. I think this must be viewed from a broader perspective—that of the community and not just the RPO. When Maestro Remmereit first came here, I thought the adulation he received was over the top. But that changed when I attended his performance of Mahler's Second Symphony. I was awed by the performance, the finest Mahler interpretation I had ever heard (including the New York Philharmonic). Everything I have seen and heard about this conductor suggests that he is EXACTLY what the RPO needs to elevate it to a new era of significance. That he, of all people, be asked to leave seems beyond absurd. Rochester has a rich history of shooting itself in the foot. Is this yet another example of petty infighting among a few power players being allowed to destroy something of value to our entire community? This has happened so many times in the past that it's difficult to assume otherwise.
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