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Letter #41, 2016: Concert in Palmyra

May 5, 2016, Thursday -- A Russian Concert in Palmyra, Syria, Contains a Message to the West The Diplomacy of Music As I write this, a renowned Russian conductor is conducting an orchestral concert called "Prayer for Palmyra: Music Revives Ancient Ruins" in the ruins of the ancient desert city of Palmyra in war-torn Syria. As [...]

Letter #55, 2015: A Vatican-Russian Concert

December 17, 2015, Tuesday -- A Vatican-Russian Concert There was a remarkable "ecumenical" concert in Rome this evening at 8:30 p.m. in the Apse of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, often called "the Mother and Head of all churches in Rome and in the World" because it is the oldest and ranks first among the [...]

A “Concert for Peace” in Rome

The musical evening was sponsored by the Urbi et Orbi Foundation (a project of the non-profit corporation which publishes this magazine), together with the St. Gregory the Theologian Foundation of Moscow, under the patronage of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture. At 5 pm on the evening of Nov­ember 12, Svetlana Kasyan, the young Russian opera [...]

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A Concert for Peace

As the world mulls over the words of Pope Francis in his latest interview to a group of Jesuit journals, the situation in Syria and the Middle East remains tense. On Saturday, September 7, Pope Francis spent five hours praying for peace in St. Peter’s Square, surrounded by 100,000 people, and followed by millions around the [...]