Rochester Chamber Orchestra Looks For A New Leader

Sep 27, 2013

Arild Remmereit

There's a change in the succession plans for leadership of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. The plan had been for Arild Remmereit to take over as music director after David Fetler steps down, but now it looks like that won't be happening.

The board president of the chamber orchestra, Tom Paul, says that Remmereit has been getting an increasing number of  conducting engagements around the world, and that schedule won't allow him to take over the reins when Fetler steps down.

Remmereit previously was named artistic director of the chamber orchestra. Earlier this year, he was fired as music director of the Rochester Philharmonic.

Fetler continues on as music director of the chamber orchestra for the upcoming season and he will also replace Remmereit as conductor for a concert scheduled for October 27th. Officials say Remmereit had to cancel due to a change in his schedule.

The chamber orchestra is currently in search of a new music director to take over after Fetler steps down next year, following his 50th anniversary year with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra.