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Films

Since 2007, the Philharmonia Orchestra has been producing high-quality video content, with the aim of introducing audiences to the people behind the music, and contributing to a truly multi-dimensional concert experience. From here you can access our vast film archive, as well as see our latest films introducing upcoming concerts, repertoire and performers. Selected films are also available via our video podcast series on iTunes, and all our content is distributed across both Vimeo and YouTube platforms.

The Conductor

The Conductor

In this film, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, discusses in detail the role of the conductor in the orchestra.

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MusicLab at the Island of Culture 2014

MusicLab at the Island of Culture 2014

On the 13th of October the Philharmonia Orchestra’s MusicLab will arrive on the Isle of Man as part of the Island of Culture celebrations. Join Isle of Man Cultural Ambassador and...

Instrument: Cello

Instrument: Cello

In this film, Karen Stephenson introduces her instrument - the cello.

The Philharmonia's No. 2 Cello Chair is endowed by Jane and Julian Langer.

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Listening Guides

Listening Guide: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Listening Guide: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Pianist Peter Jablonski talks us through Witold Lutosławski's Piano Concerto (1987-88), which was be performed by Krystian Zimerman on 30 January 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall in...

Listening Guide: Mahler's Symphony No. 6

Listening Guide: Mahler's Symphony No. 6

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, introduces Mahler's Sixth Symphony, a deeply personal work rich in narrative and contrasts.

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Interviews

Profile: Vilde Frang, Violin

Profile: Vilde Frang, Violin

Meet violinist Vilde Frang during rehearsals with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Jakub Hrůša in April 2012, as she talks about her inspiration, her instrument, and life as a soloist.

Listening Guide: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Listening Guide: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Pianist Peter Jablonski talks us through Witold Lutosławski's Piano Concerto (1987-88), which was be performed by Krystian Zimerman on 30 January 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall in...

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Features

MusicLab 2014

MusicLab 2014

MusicLab is a new pop-up digital installation, filled with a series of hands-on musical games, instruments and videos designed to put the visitor in the shoes of composer, performer...

Esa-Pekka Salonen carries the Olympic Torch

Esa-Pekka Salonen carries the Olympic Torch

On a sunny July morning, the penultimate day of a route that had begun in May, Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor picked up the...

City of Light: Discover The Magic

City of Light: Discover The Magic

Paris was the place to be in the first half of the 20th century, full stop.

An introduction to the Philharmonia Orchestra's concert series City of Light: Paris, 1900-1950...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Trombone

Instrument: Trombone

In this film, Byron Fulcher introduces his instrument - the trombone. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app...

Instrument: Timpani

Instrument: Timpani

In this film, Andy Smith introduces his instruments - the timpani. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

Instrument: Clarinet

Instrument: Clarinet

In this film, Mark van de Wiel introduces his instrument - the clarinet. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app...

Instrument: Horn

Instrument: Horn

In this film, Katy Woolley introduces her instrument - the horn. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

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Behind The Scenes

The Making of Universe of Sound

The Making of Universe of Sound

This extended documentary goes behind the scenes at the Philharmonia Orchestra's Universe of Sound project, from conception to completion. For more information on the project, please...

The Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra

Acknowledged as the UK's foremost musical pioneer, the Philharmonia Orchestra lives at the heart of British musical life. In this film, Simon Oliver (Double Bass & Chairman) introduces...

Three Choirs Festival

Three Choirs Festival

The Three Choirs Festival is the world's oldest and greatest Choral festival, where the Philharmonia continues their three year residency.

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In Performance

メンデルスゾーン バイオリン 協奏曲

メンデルスゾーン バイオリン 協奏曲

オーケストラのツアーを記念して12月版のポッドキャストを日本語でもご利用いただけます。今月の番組には、諏訪内晶子やウラディミール・アシュケナージとのインタビュー、メンデルスゾーンのバイオリン協奏曲の解説が含まれています。

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Beyond Classical

Carl Davis on the film 'Waterloo'

Carl Davis on the film 'Waterloo'

Conductor and Composer Carl Davis discusses 'Waterloo', Karl Grune's 1928 film, ahead of a concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra which took place in April 2010.

City of Light: A guide to the Piano luthéal

City of Light: A guide to the Piano luthéal

What's a piano luthéal? We travelled to the Musée de la Musique at the Cité de la Musique in Paris to speak with Thierry Maniguet, curator, to find out about this device, invented...

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Composer and conductor Carl Davis gives insight into the process of writing his soundtrack for Rupert Julian's 1925 silent film, The Phantom of the Opera. The podcast features short...

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