There is a concert of Carmina Burana tonight at Kuala Lumpur but it may not take place.
A group of five international schools under British principal Andrew Auster had hired the DFP (Dewan Filharmonik Petronas) hall for a 250 voice student choir and a professional orchestra, made up of National Symphony players and freelancers.
But when the hall management saw the list of players they objected to the concertmaster Brian Larson and principal viola Toko Inomoto, two musicians who are suing the Malaysian Philharmonic for unfair dismissal. The hall said the presence of these musicians would damage its brand and demanded their removal.
Since the event is a commercial booking and not a hall promotion this is discriminatory. The two banned players have notified Musician’s Unions in the UK, USA, Canada, and Europe with a request to intensify sanctions.