Debate over cancelled performance by Russian piano prodigy in Montreal

By Selena Ross

“When it cancelled a young Russian’s piano performance this week, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra was reacting to a wave of protest from the Ukrainian community.

But after announcing the decision, it was suddenly buffeted by a new wave of protest — in the opposite direction, as hundreds of people argued this wasn’t a useful reaction to the invasion of Ukraine.

…But part of the debate this week is over how weighty — or how simple — this kind of decision really is.”

Source: CTV News Montréal