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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.

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...

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...

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.

Listening Guide: Mahler's Symphony No. 6

Listening Guide: Mahler's Symphony No. 6

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, introduces Mahler's Sixth Symphony, a deeply personal work rich in narrative and contrasts.

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Interviews

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Features

Luigi Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero

Luigi Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Digital team travelled to Florence, Italy to discover the personal story behind Luigi Dallapiccola's opera, Il Prigioniero. Written between 1944 and 1948...

Sarah Connolly on Mahler

Sarah Connolly on Mahler

Sarah Connolly speaks about her love of Gustav Mahler's music in anticipation of her performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra which took place on 5 May and 9 October 2011, as part...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Contrabassoon

Instrument: Contrabassoon

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

Instrument: Cello

Instrument: Cello

In this film, Karen Stephenson introduces her instrument - the cello.

The Philharmonia's No. 2 Cello Chair is endowed by Jane and Julian Langer.

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Instrument: Flute

Instrument: Flute

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

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

In this film, Laurent Ben Slimane introduces his instrument - the bass 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

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In Performance

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...

Christmas Card 2013: In the Bleak Midwinter

Christmas Card 2013: In the Bleak Midwinter

Season's Greetings from the Philharmonia Orchestra. We celebrate this year with a brass quintet of Philharmonia players, playing an arrangement of Gustav Holst's carol 'In the Bleak...

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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...

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