St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Orchestra featuring maestro Valery Gergiev and pianist Denis Matsuev will give a "Concert of Unity" on Monday at the Washington National Cathedral, the world’s sixth largest cathedral. Susan Carmel Lehrman is the presenting sponsor and chair of the event. The concert is held in cooperation with the Russian Embassy in the US.
According to the organizers, the concert aims to stress similarity in views and traditions of various nations with a special focus on relations between the US and Russia in the sphere of music, arts and culture.
Apart from the Russian performers, the grand event will feature the Washington National Cathedral choir, its organ player and bell-ringers. The program includes music by both Russian and American composers.