Concert in the ruins: Syrian music talents perform in Palmyra Roman Theater

Palmyra is bursting with the music of life after ISIL attempted but failed to mute the echoes of history and art in the ancient Syrian city. Palmyra Roman Theater witnessed a symphonic concert by local talents, under the title of “The Sun Gate” –the second such event to be held in the once ISIL-controlled city after the Russian orchestra’s performance headed by Maestro Valery Gergiev. Militants of the terrorist group had previously blown up the time-honored theater following a mass execution of 25 Syrian soldiers there. CCTVNEWS correspondent Alaa Ebrahim reports from the scene.

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