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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

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Interviews

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...

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...

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Features

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Series Advisor Steven Stucky talks with Philharmonia Orchestra members Samuel Coles (Joint Principal Flute) and Mark van de Wiel (Joint Principal Clarinet) about Witold Lutosławski's...

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.

City of Light: Ravel's World

City of Light: Ravel's World

A universe in each room, and a forest for his imagination... Journey with us outside Paris to uncover Maurice Ravel’s endlessly creative, boundless world. We travelled to Ravel's...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Harp

Instrument: Harp

In this film, Ruth Holden introduces her instrument - the concert pedal harp. Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

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: Double Bass

Instrument: Double Bass

In this film, Michael Fuller introduces his instrument - the double bass.

To learn more about the double bass visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments/double_bass...

Instrument: Bass Trombone

Instrument: Bass Trombone

In this film, Christian Jones introduces his instrument - the bass trombone. 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

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...

re-rite: Leicester

re-rite: Leicester

RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, traveled to Leicester in April 2010, transforming the Old Nursery in the city's Museum Walk into the experience of being inside...

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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...

The Tabla Lesson

The Tabla Lesson

Philharmonia Orchestra violist, Gijs Kramers, gets a special one-to-one lesson with master tabla player, Sanju Sahai. Learn all about the basics of tabla in this film, and find out...

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