Russian conductor Gergiev leads open-air concert in St Petersburg on sidelines of economic forum

Thousands gathered at Dvortsovaya Square in the heart of St Petersburg to hear a performance by the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, led by renowned conductor Valery Gergiev. The landmark concert with free admission was held on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). The orchestra performed some of the masterpieces by Sergey Prokofiev as this year marks the 125th anniversary since his birth.