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Statement from The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Regarding Charles Dutoit Allegations

December 21, 2017

 

Statement from The Philadelphia Orchestra Association

Regarding Charles Dutoit Allegations

 

(Philadelphia, December 21, 2017)—The Philadelphia Orchestra Association was horrified to learn of the deeply troubling accusations of sexual misconduct against Charles Dutoit. We had no knowledge of these allegations. The Association is committed to providing a safe and respectful work environment for all of its employees and guest artists. We have had no communication with Mr. Dutoit and he has no future engagements with the Orchestra.

 

We deplore the type of behavior described by Mr. Dutoit’s accusers and we recognize our responsibility to be a forceful opponent of abuses of power. The seriousness of the accusations demands a thorough investigation. We offer our sincerest sympathy to those who have been impacted.

 

CONTACT:

Ashley Berke                                                          

215.893.1939                                                       

aberke@philorch.org

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