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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: 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.

Listening Guides

Listening Guide: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

Listening Guide: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, talks about Beethoven's monumental Fifth Symphony.

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Listening Guide: Copland's Billy the Kid

Listening Guide: Copland's Billy the Kid

Animateur Paul Rissmann introduces Aaron Copland's exciting music for the ballet, Billy the Kid (1938). Discover how Copland created a popular style that incorporated jazz rhythms and...

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Interviews

Lorin Maazel: Mahler's Music

Lorin Maazel: Mahler's Music

In this film from our archives, Maestro Lorin Maazel spoke with Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall about Mahler's symphonies and orchestral song cycles.

Profile: Sunwook Kim, Piano

Profile: Sunwook Kim, Piano

In this archive video from 2010, we meet pianist Sunwook Kim as he prepares for a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra. As well as footage from rehearsals...

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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...

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Instrument Guides

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 for more...

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...

City of Light: Making the Ondes Martenot speak

City of Light: Making the Ondes Martenot speak

At the Musée de la Musique in Paris, lab manager Stéphane Vaiedelich is working on bringing this ondes Martenot back to life. Series Advisor, Caroline Potter, learned more about the...

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...

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Behind The Scenes

re-rite: Esa-Pekka Salonen on the project

re-rite: Esa-Pekka Salonen on the project

We speak to Esa-Pekka Salonen about the Philharmonia Orchestra's Digital Residency - RE-RITE - which toured to Tianjin, China in April 2012; and Izmir, Turkey in June 2012. For more...

re-rite: Audience Response in Dortmund

re-rite: Audience Response in Dortmund

RE-RITE is the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency. With the guidance of Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, and through the innovative use of audio and...

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In Performance

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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Beyond Classical

Béla Bartók: Folk Music

Béla Bartók: Folk Music

Malcolm Gillies and Esa-Pekka Salonen investigate Bartók's role as an ethnomusicologist; how he collected and notated folk music and how this inspired the music he wrote for the concert...

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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