Valentina plays

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… in Donetsk, east Ukraine, under Russian occupation. Aah.. actually no. Actually, under Kiev bombardment. And for what? Federalize already, and let these people live in peace.

Valentina Lisitsa plays piano in Donetsk

Valentina Lisitsa concert in Donetsk

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Valentina will play

valentinaThe true north (according to the official narrative) strong enough (we’d like to think) to bear a dissenting voice, and free enough (we really really hope) to let it be heard. O Canada.

Will Calgary stand?

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Let Valentina play

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Valentina Lisitsa:

Yes, Toronto Symphony is going TO PAY ME NOT TO PLAY because I exercised the right to free speech.
Yes, they will pay my fee but they are going to announce that I will be unable to play and they already found a substitute.
And they even threatened me against saying anything about the cause of the cancellation.

Shostakovich Sonata No. 2 Mov 3 Finale

Update at CTV.

More info at CBC.