December 7, 2011
The whole article starting from the header is misleading and sounds like a blackmail: keep the maestro and we will pay you. Whatever Claire did in Camilla is one issue, and it is disgraceful and beyond comprehending. What community need to understand is the fact that Albany Symphony only going to be better without him. All professional musicians know that he is the worst conductor in the area. His musical abilities are very limited. He does not know how to make MUSIC and that is why he hates it. On top of that he does not respect musicians, cannot answer their questions. It is harder and harder to find a good player who wants to play with this orchestra because of Claire. Please if you really care about our symphony orchestra don’t let him come back! EVER!
In response to:
Sylvia Berry and Jane Willson, two of the most passionate supporters of the arts in Albany, used the same word as they discussed the surprise firing of Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor Claire Fox Hillard Monday.