Following allegations of a “toxic culture” (read Limelight‘s story here) at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the QSO’s section principals have issued a statement in support of Music Director Alondra de la Parra and CEO David Pratt.

“We the players of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra wish to express support for our management and artistic leadership,” the section principals said in the statement. “We’re proud to have such talented and conscientious leaders as David Pratt and Alondra de la Parra and appreciate what they and all our administrative and artistic staff do.”

“To make great things happen in any orchestra, change is needed, and under the leadership of David and Alondra this change is happening, with positive results being felt,” the statement said. “We look forward to a long and prosperous future with them.”

Limelight has spoken with Chairman of the QSO Board Greg Wanchap, in an interview that will be published tomorrow morning.