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RPO elects board members

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This is a corrected version of this story. UPDATE (Jan. 23, 8:20 p.m.): The RPO elected eight members to its board of directors during its annual meeting Wednesday night. All of the members were backed by the RPO board. Write-in votes for alternate candidates were apparently received, but not counted. The meeting was testy at times, however, with RPO members challenging members of the board over the early termination of Music Director Arild Remmereit's contract. ORIGINAL STORY

Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Fisher has denied a dissident group's request for a temporary restraining order to delay today's annual meeting of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra board. The meeting will go on as planned, at 5 p.m. in Hatch Hall, according to RPO spokesperson Mark Berry. The meeting is open to RPO members.

Attorney Eileen Buholtz, one of six people running a write-in candidacy for a board seat, sought the restraining order as part of a lawsuit against the board. She argued that the board didn't properly set the membership deadline that determines who can vote for candidates.

Buholtz is also seeking a complete list of RPO members and their contact information, which she says she's entitled to as a candidate.

Fisher is allowing the lawsuit to advance, and has directed both sides to return to court at 11:30 a.m. on February 4.

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