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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.

Listening Guides

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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Interviews

Shostakovich's Opera: ORANGO

Shostakovich's Opera: ORANGO

An extended documentary about the recently-discovered opera by Shostakovich, 'Orango'. It features interviews with Esa-Pekka Salonen, who premiered the work, Gerard McBurney, who orchestrated...

Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy

Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy

In this interview from 2009, Vladimir Ashkenazy reflects on his career, discusses forthcoming season-opening concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and future concert plans including...

Philharmonia Orchestra players on Salonen

Philharmonia Orchestra players on Salonen

In 2008 we asked the players of the Philharmonia Orchestra what aspects of working with Esa-Pekka Salonen they were looking forward to, and why the players are were so excited to be...

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Features

Universe of Sound - Birmingham 2013

Universe of Sound - Birmingham 2013

Conduct, play and step inside a virtual Philharmonia Orchestra, joining 132 musicians and Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, performing one...

City of Light: The Montparnasse Melting Pot

City of Light: The Montparnasse Melting Pot

In the early decades of the 20th century, the cafés of Paris's Montparnasse neighbourhood were an extraordinary hub of artistic activity and collaboration, fuelling a remarkable revolution...

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Instrument Guides

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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City of Light: A guide to the Ondes Martenot

City of Light: A guide to the Ondes Martenot

Series Advisor Caroline Potter gets a tour inside an ondes Martenot with Stéphane Vaiedelich, Laboratory Manager at the Musée de la Musique, Cité de Musique, Paris. Discover this...

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 more information.

Craig Ogden in Conversation with Roopa Panesar

Craig Ogden in Conversation with Roopa Panesar

Guitarist Craig Ogden in conversation with Leicester-based sitar player Roopa Panesar. The two virtuosi compare instrumental techniques and find links between the Indian and western...

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Behind The Scenes

Philharmonia Education: Alike in Dignity

Philharmonia Education: Alike in Dignity

In this film from 2010, we go behind the scenes of an exciting collaborative project between the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Working with 250 primary school...

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Fanfare

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Fanfare

Over the course of three months, composer and project leader Tim Steiner and Philharmonia Orchestra musicians worked with children from five SEN schools and two youth brass bands to...

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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

London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park

London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park

The Philharmonia Orchestra were delighted to be invited to the Classical Stage at London Mela 2013, to perform Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's composition 'Samaagam', played on the sarod by...

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

This film featuring Adrián Varela and Tim Steiner introduces 'Creative Orchestra', a Philharmonia education project which has taken place at various schools including those in Bedford...

Philharmonia Education: Alike in Dignity

Philharmonia Education: Alike in Dignity

In this film from 2010, we go behind the scenes of an exciting collaborative project between the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Working with 250 primary school...

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