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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Lisa Batiashvili Plays Shostakovich, June 5, 1 PM

Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili

Join us for an intense performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 by Lisa Batiashvili with The Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nezet-Seguin. This was the centerpiece of the last concert of the 2014/2015 season and a program the Orchestra took on its European tour, which was a stunning success.

And framing the performance by Ms. Batiashvili are two works that celebrate the Orchestra's rich history of commissions and world premieres: the unveiling of Nico Muhly's Mixed Messages, and a performance of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3, which the Philadelphians premiered in 1936.  

Listen to an interview with composer, Nico Muhly.

It's a rebroadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert, this Sunday, June 5 at 1 pm. Don't miss the last concert from the Orchestra's 115th season, right here on WRTI 90.1 FM and online at

Detailed program notes from The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Program:Muhly: Mixed Messages

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1


Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.