Assistant concertmaster Stephanie Arado has quit after 21 years to teach at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. She tells colleagues: ‘My decision to undertake this career change now grew out of my sense that the institution that I have devoted my creative energy to for the past two decades — the Minnesota Orchestra — has lost its way.’
Word is also out that principal horn Michael Gast is joining the New York Phil. He has put in a formal request for a year’s absence.
One by one, the locked-out orchestra is voting with its feet.