Should politics and performance mix?

Today on Q we explored the controversy around Krystian Zimerman, the acclaimed pianist from Poland, who used a Los Angeles concert to confront his audience about their country's foreign policy record. (You can have a listen HERE.) Classical music fans and critics were divided: some felt it was a refreshing reminder that even highbrow artists can be moved to be political in public, while others felt it that the pianist misused his platform and insulted his audience. Have you ever been at a concert where politics unexpectedly took centre stage? Did you feel ambushed or intrigued?

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