Thursday’s broadcast of the New York Philharmonic This Week offers variety: Beethoven, a composer who goes with just about anything; Shostakovich—now that’s a program with some muscle; then a composer who isn’t usually paired with the other two, the ever-tuneful George Gershwin. It’s all great music, which is what’s most important. The violin soloist for the Shostakovich First Violin Concerto is the young Georgian Lisa Batiashvili.
The broadcast begins at 8:00 PM.
In honor of WFMT’s February theme: The Animal Kingdom, enjoy these photographs of Dmitri Shostakovich with cats.