RPO drama #2

| February 05, 2013

The attorney for dissidents upset over the firing of Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra music director Arild Remmereit are preparing to head back to court after a ruling on Monday that sided with the RPO board.

            Attorney Eileen Buholtz said Tuesday morning that she's preparing a new filing, asking the court to void the RPO's annual meeting, which was held on January 23. She says she will ask that the court order the RPO board to set a new annual meeting and permit write-in votes for alternate candidates to the board.

            In an earlier filing, the dissidents had wanted the court to delay the January 23 meeting. They also wanted the court to order expiring board members' terms extended, and order the board to permit write-in candidates in the board election. But the court refused to issue a temporary restraining order delaying the meeting.

            On Monday of this week, State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Fisher ruled that most of the other dissidents' requests were moot, because the meeting was already held. He did not rule on the validity of the January 23 meeting, because the dissidents had not requested a ruling on that issue.

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(With apologies to Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne)

The party's over
It's time to call it a day
No matter how you pretend
You knew it would end this way

Now you must wake up
All dreams must end
Take off your make-up
The party's over
It's all over my friend

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Posted by Bill Benson on 02/05/2013 at 5:41 PM
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