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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.

BBC Frozen Planet in Concert - Extended Version

BBC Frozen Planet in Concert - Extended Version

An event for all the family combining emotional and evocative live orchestral music with breathtaking HD images of the majestic and frozen wilderness of the Polar Regions from the landmark...

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

The composers Antonín Dvořák and his favourite pupil and son-in-law, Josef Suk, were both influenced by place and close relationships with loved ones. Travel to Prague with conductor...

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.

To hear more about this piece...

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Interviews

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Sibelius's Kullervo

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Sibelius's Kullervo

Watch our behind-the-scenes film as Esa-Pekka Salonen prepares for a performance of Sibelius’s ”˜choral’ symphony Kullervo, based on a dark tale from the Finnish epic, the Kalevala....

Lorin Maazel: Mahler's Music

Lorin Maazel: Mahler's Music

Maestro Lorin Maazel speaks with Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall about Mahler's symphonies and orchestral song cycles.

To find out more about the Philharmonia Orchestra's...

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

Esa-Pekka Salonen carries the Olympic Torch

Esa-Pekka Salonen carries the Olympic Torch

On a sunny July morning, the penultimate day of a route that had begun in May, Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor picked up the...

Universe of Sound Promotional Film

Universe of Sound Promotional Film

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...

re-rite: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg 2013

re-rite: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg 2013

A film created by the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, documenting a groundbreaking inception of the re-rite project which took place in 2013, set in a multi-storey car park which forms part...

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...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Timpani

Instrument: Timpani

In this film, Andy Smith introduces his instruments - the timpani. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

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...

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...

Instrument: Trombone

Instrument: Trombone

In this film, Byron Fulcher introduces his instrument - the 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

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven

In 2012 Esa-Pekka Salonen began a Beethoven symphonic series with the Philharmonia Orchestra, an exploration of cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire, culminating in a complete...

New Canterbury Residency

New Canterbury Residency

The Marlowe Theatre and the Philharmonia Orchestra announce the Philharmonia Orchestra's new residency at The Marlowe Theatre from November 2011.

The residency, the first...

RE-RITE: Launch Party

RE-RITE: Launch Party

RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, traveled to Lisbon, Portugal in January 2011 and was launched with a party featuring DJ Gabriel Prokofiev, known for his innovative...

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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

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...

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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