Charles Dutoit will be replaced as head of the philharmonic orchestra of New York

Photo: Alex Brandon, Associated Press
Several orchestras have put an end to their collaboration with Mr. Dutoit.

New York — Joshua Weilerstein will replace Charles Dutoit at the direction of the philharmonic orchestra of New York in the wake of allegations of sexual assault against the famous swiss conductor.

 

The New York Philharmonic announced the news on Friday evening, stating that its French program on Ravel remained unchanged.

 

Several orchestras have put an end to their collaboration with Mr. Dutoit after the Associated Press had reported last week that the three singers of the opera and a musician had accused the conductor of having sexually assaulted in incidents that occurred between 1985 and 2010.

 

Shortly before Christmas, the Montreal symphony Orchestra, Mr. Dutoit was artistic director from 1977 to 2002, has announced an investigation after receiving a complaint of sexual harassment regarding it.

 

The office of Charles Dutoit has denied the allegations.

 

Mr. Weilerstein is artistic director of the Lausanne chamber Orchestra.

 

Between 2011 and 2014, he was assistant conductor of the philharmonic orchestra of New York.

 

He will lead performances of the orchestra from the 17th to the 20th of January.

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