Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili - Violin
Muhly - Mixed Messages
Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Explore the breadth of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s repertoire, from the treasures of the past to the cutting edge works of the future. Rachmaninoff wrote his Symphony No. 3 for the Philadelphians and their resplendent strings. It had its world premiere performance in 1936 with Leopold Stokowski on the podium and its first recording three years later with the composer conducting. The beloved and expressive work is paired with Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, written during the oppressive regime of the Soviet Union when the composer’s work was being denounced. The piece receives masterful treatment in the hands of Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili. The program begins with a world premiere—the latest from the in-demand American composer Nico Muhly and a Philadelphia Orchestra commission.
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