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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

Listening Guide: Haydn's Symphony No. 6

Listening Guide: Haydn's Symphony No. 6

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, introduces us to Haydn's Sixth Symphony and discusses Haydn's role in developing the symphonic...

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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....

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

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...

Bonus Content: The Dennis Brain Horn

Bonus Content: The Dennis Brain Horn

Philharmonia No. 2 Horn, Kira Doherty, meets up with Richard Watkins, Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1985-1996 at the Museum of the Royal Academy of Music in London...

Instrument: Tuba

Instrument: Tuba

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

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

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....

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In Performance

The Virtual Orchestra: Backstage with Tim Gibbs

The Virtual Orchestra: Backstage with Tim Gibbs

Join us backstage ahead of our latest concert with Tim Gibbs, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Double Bass. The Royal Festival Hall is our home in London and this video gives...

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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...

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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