When times are tough, the first things we go without are those we deem non-basics or luxuries. This goes for government budgets, too. Yet I find it incomprehensible and sad that we consider art and cultural programs, including art and music education for our youth in schools, among the dispensable, especially while the war machines are kept humming at full tilt. This value system does not speak well of us as civilized humans.
I am guessing that this once-handsome music school in Bucharest too had its funding slashed.
The signs posted in front of the school show there is still a lively interest in a range of music in the city.