With the departure of James Williams to be head of the Royal College of Music, we hear of major departures at the RPO.
Concerts Director Louise Badger, who has held things together for as long as anyone can remember, is retiring to Italy.
And former manager Ian Maclay who has continued to bring in commercial work is also heading for the hills. He is still listed at Companies House as managing director of RPO Promotions Ltd.
No replacements have been secured.