Just in: NY Philharmonic fires two musiciansmain
The New York Philharmonic has told the New York Times that it had dismissed two players for misconduct. No further details have been given.
The players dismissed are central figures in the orchestra: the principal oboe Liang Wang, and associate principal trumpet Matthew Muckey.
Their dismissal awaits approval from the musicians’ union.
NY Phil President Deborah Borda said: ‘the New York Philharmonic is committed to providing an environment of respect and dignity for all of our Philharmonic family.’
The New York Times delves no deeper.
UPDATE: Statement from the NY Philharmonic to Slipped Disc:
The New York Philharmonic received reports that two musicians, Liang Wang and Matthew Muckey, engaged in misconduct. The Philharmonic retained former federal judge Barbara Jones of the Bracewell law firm to investigate the matter. Following the investigation, the Philharmonic advised the musicians that their employment was terminated. At the request of their union, the Philharmonic delayed the implementation of the termination and placed the musicians on an unpaid leave of absence pending the union’s review of the matter.
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