Front-page news: Gergiev will play tonight in Palmyramain
The Mariinsky theatre orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, will play a concert tonight in the historical Syrian town of Palmyra, recently ‘liberated’ with Russian help from IS tyranny and returned to the control of Russia’s ally, President Assad.
Gergiev has titled the concert, Pray for Palmyra. Music revives ancient remains.
He hopes to raise funds for the site’s restoration.