Orchestra member Kathleen Comalli Dillon wrote a scathing letter to the board regarding the decision, and suggesting that many of the orchestra's musicians--including herself--would resign from the orchestra at Ramadanoff's last concert.
There seems to be confusion as to the board's motives for dismissing Ramadanoff. The first reports indicated that the board was responding to audience surveys, and the decision had nothing to do with finances. But now, in an August 19 article in the Vallejo Times-Herald, the orchestra's publicist is quoted as saying that it is very much a financial matter. The statement says, in part, "Rather than face closing our doors, we took the difficult decision to revitalize the orchestra by bringing in new artistic leadership."
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