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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.

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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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...

Vaughan Williams: At War

Vaughan Williams: At War

Experiences as a stretcher bearer during the First World War, affected Vaughan Williams and the pieces he wrote for the rest of his life.

Listening Guides

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Interviews

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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Features

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: Debussy's Life & Loves

City of Light: Debussy's Life & Loves

The composer Claude Debussy had a tumultuous love life, as series advisor Caroline Potter describes during her visit to Debussy's birthplace in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

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Instrument Guides

Instruments: Percussion

Instruments: Percussion

In this film, David Corkhill introduces some of his instruments in the percussion section. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app...

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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Instrument: Trumpet

Instrument: Trumpet

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

Instrument: Oboe

Instrument: Oboe

In this film, Timothy Rundle introduces his instrument - the oboe. 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

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven (Autumn 2012)

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven (Autumn 2012)

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Beethoven symphonic series culminates in a complete symphony cycle at the Beethovenfest (3-7 October 2012) where these classic works will be performed alongside...

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Sibelius's Kullervo

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Sibelius's Kullervo

Watch our behind-the-scenes film as Esa-Pekka Salonen prepares for a performance of Sibelius’s ”˜choral’ symphony Kullervo, based on a dark tale from the Finnish epic, the Kalevala....

Behind the Scenes: Tristan und Isolde

Behind the Scenes: Tristan und Isolde

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Peter Sellars’s Tristan und Isolde, with video art by Bill Viola, was premièred in Los Angeles in 2004 and has subsequently been revived in Paris and New York...

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In Performance

Nicola Benedetti - Interview

Nicola Benedetti - Interview

We speak to violinist Nicola Benedetti ahead of performances of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

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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.

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