The orchestra under Valery Gergiev will perform in Palmyra

Conductor Valery Gergiev, 2014

Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under the baton of people’s artist of Russia Valery Gergiev on Thursday, may 5, will be in Syria at the site of the amphitheatre of the ancient city of Palmyra concert With a prayer for Palmyra. Music enlivens the ancient walls”. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the Mariinsky theatre.

As specified in the theatre, the concert will be held on Thursday, may 5, at five o’clock local time. The orchestra will be broadcast on the TV channel “Russia 1”.

The Kremlin said that Gergiev’s intention to act in Palmyra “highly commendable”. “Cultural workers show solidarity with those who fight with terrorists, they Express their rejection of violence, terrorism, which is destructive for the historical heritage of humanity. So, of course, is commendable,” said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

He also noted that the head of state Vladimir Putin informed about the intention of the conductor to act in Palmyra, but were undecided on whether the President to watch the concert.

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