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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.

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.

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

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Interviews

Philharmonia Players on Richard Strauss

Philharmonia Players on Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss and his compositions have featured prominently throughout the history of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Meet some of the Philharmonia players in this behind-the-scenes...

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.

Interview with James Ehnes

Interview with James Ehnes

We interview Grammy Award Winning violinist James Ehnes, ahead of a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2009.

諏訪内晶子(メンデルスゾーン)

諏訪内晶子(メンデルスゾーン)

(2008年)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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Features

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...

The Firebird Project: Documentary

The Firebird Project: Documentary

What happened when we brought together young musicians and dancers from southwest London to create their own version of Stravinsky's The Firebird? Find out about this unique and moving...

Universe of Sound - Canterbury 2013

Universe of Sound - Canterbury 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...

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Instrument Guides

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...

Instrument: Bassoon

Instrument: Bassoon

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

Instrument: Celeste

Instrument: Celeste

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

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

In this film, Laurent Ben Slimane introduces his instrument - the bass clarinet. 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

Philharmonia Players: Our Orchestra

Philharmonia Players: Our Orchestra

Hear from Philharmonia members about the traditions of their orchestra. Learn from their unique and personal accounts just what it is about this London-based ensemble that makes the...

Philharmonia Education: Orchestra Unwrapped

Philharmonia Education: Orchestra Unwrapped

Orchestra Unwrapped is a major education initiative led by the Philharmonia Orchestra for Leicester and Basingstoke schoolchildren. Thousands of children aged 7-11 are given the opportunity...

Philharmonia Orchestra On Tour: 2007

Philharmonia Orchestra On Tour: 2007

Originally released as a podcast in September 2007, in this archive feature we follow the Orchestra on tour around Europe, speaking to those that help make it happen.

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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

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...

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...

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