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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 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.

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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....

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...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Mahler's First Symphony

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Mahler's First Symphony

“It’s a wild piece by a wild young man, and should not be treated with any kind of reverence” – Esa-Pekka Salonen shares his thoughts on how provocation turns to nostalgia in...

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Features

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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...

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: 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: Clarinet

Instrument: Clarinet

In this film, Mark van de Wiel introduces his instrument - the 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

Virtual Orchestra: Greg's Favourite Moments

Virtual Orchestra: Greg's Favourite Moments

The more time you spend in our 37-camera video installation, Universe of Sound, the more you notice. Percussionist Greg Felton has spent more time watching Universe of Sound than anyone....

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: The Bargehouse, London

re-rite: The Bargehouse, London

re-rite, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, is an immersive/interactive installation featuring Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' that lets you experience what it's like...

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In Performance

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Beyond Classical

Philharmonia VR | The Virtual Orchestra

Philharmonia VR | The Virtual Orchestra

Take the best seat in the house: on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership with Southbank Centre and technology company Inition...

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