After two and a half months of half-truths and equivocation, the New York Philharmonic last night deleted Phil Myers from its website.
Richard Deane is now listed as acting principal horn.
There has been no public statement or explanation.
The New York Philharmonic is a performing organisation. It appears before the public night after night. When one of its few real stars is made to disappear, an explanation is required – if only an interim explanation, while legal and union requirements are satisfied.
If the NY Phil cannot provide a truthful explanation it will bear even closer resemblance to North Korea, one of its favoured tourist venues.