Gergiev takes men-only orchestra to Syriamain
We hear that women players have been left out of the Mariinsky orchestra that will play tonight at Palmyra.
The Russian forces that helped reconquer the historic town cannot guarantee their safety.
The concert will be broadcast on TV channel Russia 1 at 1800 Moscow time, and later on RT.
The music: Prokofiev Classical Symphony; J S Bach Chaconne from Partita in D Minor for solo violin; and a Rodion Shchedrin operatic interlude.