Since the residency started in 1995, the Orchestra has been involved in a number of wide-ranging activities both on and off the concert platform.

Concerts in Bedford feature many of the same projects which take place in London and internationally, including in 2015/16, the Philharmonia's exciting London series, Philharmonia At The Movies, this year returning with Charlie Chaplin on Screen featuring everyone's favourite little tramp character. This season also sees two of the Philharmonia principals, Samuel Coles (principal flute) and Mark van de Wiel (principal clarinet) swap their seats for centre stage, showcasing the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp and Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto.

Aside from the concerts, the residency involves the Orchestra being a valued part of music-making in the area. Our work with people of all ages and backgrounds through the advent of workshops and concerts for children is fundamental to the Orchestra's mission. Hear and Now provides a snapshot of the work that goes on in and around Bedford. ‘Hear and Now presents Nonsense Songs’, the project’s 2013 incarnation, was the winner of the Music for Bedford Borough Hub's inaugural ‘Music Hub Gala Awards’ in the Community Hub Music Award category. 

Forthcoming Concerts in Bedford