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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dutoit Banned From Davies

Well, that's what this San Francisco Symphony press release amounts to, since he has been removed from upcoming concerts with both SFS and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Separately, the Philadelphia Orchestra issued a statement basically saying they're shocked.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY SEVERS TIES WITH CONDUCTOR CHARLES DUTOIT IN RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The San Francisco Symphony has severed all ties with Charles Dutoit in response to allegations of sexual misconduct that have been brought against the conductor. This decision is the result of the serious nature of the allegations, internal and external discussions, and the San Francisco Symphony’s strong commitment to a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in the workplace.
           
Charles Dutoit was scheduled to conduct the San Francisco Symphony in two weeks of concerts in April, including a program of music by Debussy and Ravel, and a program including Holst’s The Planets. A new conductor for these concerts will be announced at a later date. Dutoit was also scheduled to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on tour in January as a part of the Orchestra’s Great Performers Series. He will not be appearing in Davies Symphony Hall for these concerts.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Ø  Great Performers Series
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
TBD conductor
Gautier Capuçon 
cello
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

DEBUSSY (arr. Büsser) 
Petite Suite
HAYDN
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major , H.VIIb:1
STRAVINSKY
The Firebird

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Ø  Great Performers Series
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 8 pm
TBD conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet 
piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

RESPIGHI 
Fountains of Rome (Fontane di Roma)
LISZT
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S.125
STRAVINSKY
Petrushka
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8 pm

TBD 
conductor
Susan Graham mezzo-soprano
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony
DEBUSSY (orch. Ravel)
Sarabande from Pour le Piano
DEBUSSY (orch. Ravel)
Danse
RAVEL
RAVEL
Shéhérazade
Daphnis et Chloé [complete]

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2 pm

TBD 
conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Women of San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony
NICOLAI
Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
LISZT
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
HOLST
The Planets, Opus 32 

1 comment:

kalimac said...

That's impressively prompt action - the very day the report was published! - but considering Dutoit's well-publicized past as an abusive orchestral martinet, it strikes me as a case of selective fastidiousness.