The RPO's board terminated Arlid Remmereits's contract Thursday night. Remmereit is a famous Norwegian conductor. His contract was supposed to be for four years. Through his attorney, Remmereit says he would like to talk with the RPO board and present his position.
In a statement, the RPO's principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik says "I have been with this orchestra through many difficult times. Every organization undergoes changes, and I know that the RPO will weather its current difficulties to emerge as a more unified, stronger Rochester institution."