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Friday, October 28, 2016

Gergiev and the Mariinsky theatre Orchestra was awarded the medals “For the liberation of Palmyra”

The Ministry of defence has awarded Valery Gergiev and musicians of the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre medals “For the liberation of Palmyra” for a concert in the ancient city.

The reason was the holding in Palmira “an unprecedented concert.”

“This concert was almost without a rehearsal. The situation was a little extreme, but overall was very good. – said at the ceremony, state SecretaryDeputy defense Minister Nikolai Pankov.

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