A first article has appeared in the Star, downplaying the nine dismissals from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. The sackings are now being blamed on an unspecified ‘restructuring’ and on ‘the music director’s advice’.
That would be Claus Peter Flor. There are all sorts of unpleasant allegations flying around in comments to Slipped Disc as to why Flor hired a female concertmaster who was rejected by the rest of the orchestra.
This whole saga does no credit to Malaysia or the orchestra’s patrons at Petronas. It needs to be clarified and put to rights.