The Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt is not happy:
Oh, come on, University of Ottawa, my alma mater. Closing the music building for several weeks during the holidays so nobody can practise there? Shame on you! I used to practise every day there in the practise cubicles–including holidays. OK, if you need to close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, OK. But for two weeks? You can’t expect serious musicians to go without practising for that long. Many pianists simply don’t have access to a piano otherwise. I hope this decision will be reversed for them at least.
Angela would like you to sign this petition.
Ottawa without a piano studio is like a pancake without maple syrup.