Tanglewood Music Festival 〓 Boston Symphony Orchestra Canceled “Koussevitzky Award” presented to Charles Dutoit

2018/03/09

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced on 2nd that it was a sexual harassment problem by the conductor Charles Dutoit (81) and canceled the title of the “Koussevitzky Award” presented at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2016. According to the media in the United States, the independent investigative committee, which was conducting a survey on accusations from four women, said women’s accusations of harassment practices in the 1980s and 1990s can be trusted.

Dutoit said that after the harassment act went through in December last year, “Informal physical contact is common in the art world as a common gesture of friendship but a serious complaint accompanied by extortion or forced physical contact He definitely denied”, but in January this year he has resigned from the post of the artistic supervisor and chief conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. , The term of office still remains two years. Dutoit studied under Charles Munch at the Tanglewood Music Festival on a young age and continued to guest performances at the music festival thereafter.

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