Esa-Pekka Salonen
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The musicians of the San Francisco Symphony have issued a statement asking the organization’s Board to take steps to keep Esa-Pekka Salonen on as the orchestra’s Music Director, after the conductor’s decision to leave. ‘We are deeply saddened by the news that Esa-Pekka Salonen will not be returning as Music Director as a result of the Board of Governors’ lack of investment in the future of the Symphony,’ says an open letter from the musicians to the board. ‘The decision to cut innovative programming and cancel touring, as well as the failure to competitively invest in the Symphony’s musicians, has led to the departure of a world-class Maestro and raises serious questions about the future of the Symphony.’

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