MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) - East-West Chamber Orchestra under the baton of outstanding Belarusian pianist and conductor Rostislav Krimer was invited to an audience with Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I ahead of giving a concert in one of the central halls of Istanbul on 20 November, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Turkey.
Patriarch Bartholomew I thanked the world-renowned musicians for their services to uniting people and nations via music. In turn, Rostislav Krimer expressed gratitude to the patriarch for the invitation to Fener and expressed hope that music, which is an ambassador of peace and good, would continue uniting nations and denominations promoting friendship between countries and people.
The orchestra then performed two compositions by Piotr Tchaikovsky, becoming the first orchestra in the history of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to perform in front of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, metropolitans and bishops.
Krimer's concert received a standing ovation.More about Society