Chechnya Unveils State Symphony Orchestra

GROZNY, Russia — The new Chechen State Symphony Orchestra has performed its first concert in Grozny after an absence of some 15 years, RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service reports. Led by Russian conductor Valery Khlebnikov, the program on September 11 was comprised of works by Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chechen composer Umar Beksultanov. The concert […]