The Latest: Russian conductor leads Palmyra concert in Syria

May 5, 2016 3:45 PM

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Renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev has led the Mariinsky orchestra from St. Petersburg in a concert at the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

The concert, dubbed “With a Prayer for Palmyra,” was held in the amphitheatre in Palmyra on Thursday afternoon and the program included Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin, a cello piece by Rodion Shchedrin and Sergei Prokofiev’s First Symphony.

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