Canadian orchestra sacks two principals over online comments

Canadian orchestra sacks two principals over online comments

The Calgary Philharmonic has fired principal oboe Alex Klein and principal clarinet Slavko Popovic after an external, month-long investigation into ‘deeply troubling comments posted online.’

The comments are alleged to have been disrespectful to women and minorities.

Neither the orchestra, nor the musicians, has anything further to say.

Both positions have appeared as ‘unfilled’ on the Calgary Philharmonic website.

Popovic is a Curtis graduate. Klein is a former principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The music director of the Calgary Philharmonic is the Norwegian Rune Bergmann.

Report here.

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