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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 WRTI.org.

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 WRTI.org, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.

Gregg was the host of WRTI's morning drive show from 2012 until his retirement from WRTI in January, 2021. He began producing and hosting The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts in 2013, joining the Orchestra in Hong Kong for the first-ever live international radio broadcasts from that island in 2016, and in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for two historic broadcasts in 2018. You can still hear Gregg as host of the Orchestra broadcasts every Sunday and Monday on WRTI.