Hong Kong concert is cancelled amid unrest

We hear that Shanghai Symphony Orchestra has cancelled a planned concert this Sunday in Hong Kong.

Musicians were informed today of the cancellation.

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    • What reason would there be for them to cancel? They mostly give concerts in the Cultural Centre across the harbour from the demonstrations. The Shanghai Symphony cancellation would certainly have been for political reasons and no doubt made in consultation with the Shanghai authorities.

  • Wonder if that is more a political than a practical decision –during the Tiananmen Square demos in ’89, nothing was cancelled, as I recall. And the streets were clogged. This demo appears to have been somewhat defused — though I doubt that it is over — and I imagine access would have been possible. And Hong Kongers love their music.

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