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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.

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

“Maybe I should become a musician, if music can be like this”

Esa-Pekka Salonen shares the touching story of how hearing Bruckner on the radio inspired him to pursue...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Music

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Music

“Just be there and Bruckner takes care of you”

Esa-Pekka Salonen introduces his love of Bruckner’s music ahead of our 2018/19 London Season opening concerts. Hear...

Listening Guides

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Interviews

Interview with Christoph von Dohnányi (2007)

Interview with Christoph von Dohnányi (2007)

In this video – one of the first ever produced by the Philharmonia's in-house team – we interview the Philharmonia Orchestra's Honorary Conductor for Life, Christoph von Dohnányi....

TRAILER: Lawrence Power: British Viola Virtuoso

TRAILER: Lawrence Power: British Viola Virtuoso

“Of all the string instruments, I guess it’s the greatest compromise…it shouldn’t really exist” – watch Lawrence Power reveal the secrets of the viola in our brand new film...

Finland at 100: Esa-Pekka Salonen Reflects

Finland at 100: Esa-Pekka Salonen Reflects

Love of nature, a strong civil society, great coffee... What defines Finland today as the country turns 100? Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka...

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Features

City of Light: Naturally Inspired

City of Light: Naturally Inspired

Find out how French composers bring a uniquely French version of nature - controlled and crafted to perfection - into their art. Series Advisors Caroline Potter and Caroline Rae discuss...

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Helsinki

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Helsinki

Esa-Pekka Salonen travels to his home town for the first time with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
We follow him on his journey from Maida Vale Studios to the first night performance...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Piccolo

Instrument: Piccolo

In this film, Keith Bragg introduces his instrument - the piccolo. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.

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...

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: 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

RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra

RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra

RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's Digital Residency, allows members of the public to conduct, play and step inside the Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa-Pekka Salonen through audio...

The Virtual Orchestra - Bedford (2018)

The Virtual Orchestra - Bedford (2018)

“The music, the atmosphere, the emotion that comes from the music gave me goosepimples.” Virtual Orchestra participant.

Follow two of our young visitors as they...

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In Performance

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Beyond Classical

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...

Beethoven's Fifth (Full promotional film)

Beethoven's Fifth (Full promotional film)

The Philharmonia Orchestra has released its second exclusive piece of Virtual Reality content, Beethoven’s Fifth. Shot by Google’s VR team, the new film was conceived in partnership...

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