Arvo Pärt Symphony to Khodorkovsky Debuts Tonight in Toronto

In the past we have blogged about the famed Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s dedication of his latest Symphony #4 to Mikhail Khodorkovsky.  Tonight at 8PM at the Toronto Centre for the Arts this work will debut.  For my fellow Canadian citizens and blog readers, please get out there to Yonge street to see this unique event if you can!

Personally, I am very heartened to see the arts community step so admirably to support human rights in Russia, when so many others have been hesistant.  From our past concerts in Paris, to the upcoming performance in Leipzig, and the recent arrival of student sketch artists to the trial in Moscow, it really feels like an awakening is taking place.  Let’s hope this continues.