A philharmonic orchestra performed to spectator-free Roman ruins in east Lebanon Sunday, after a top summer festival downsized to a single concert in a year of economic meltdown and pandemic.
Baalbak today reminds me of the band that was playing when Titanic was sinking. But despite all hope will remain.— Khaled Ajib (@KhaledAjib) July 5, 2020
This is our Lebanon ... the Lebanon that won’t surrender to a militia ..#علّي_الموسيقى #بعلبك https://t.co/iR0VWIzwd8
The rehearsals now at Bacchus Temple for tomorrow’s concert.— Ricardo Karam (@RicardoRKaram) July 4, 2020
Hats off to @BaalbeckFest committee & to all the artists who volunteered to make the music defeat fear, hatred and evil...#soundofresilience #lebanon pic.twitter.com/2vK2tg06UP
Maestro Harout Fazlian conducts rehearsals ahead of the Sound of Resilience concert inside the Temple of Bacchus at the historic site of Baalbek in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, on July 4, 2020. (AFP)