The names of Liang Wang and Matthew Muckey, principal oboe and associate principal trumpet, have vanished from the website roster of Philharmonic players, following their dismissal for misconduct a month ago.
At the time it was stated that ‘at the request of their union, the Philharmonic delayed the implementation of the termination and placed the musicians on an unpaid leave of absence.’
The position now is that the pair are officially terminated. The dismissals are being disputed by the two musicians and will, we understand, be arbitrated.
But it looks like there’s no way back.