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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.

Late-Night Cabaret (Philharmonia Orchestra)

Late-Night Cabaret (Philharmonia Orchestra)

“We’re more similar than you know, it’s not our differences we should fear.” – Rudy Jeevanjee, performance artist

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Raze Collective...

Listening Guides

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Interviews

Jakub Hrůša on Dvořák's Slavonic Dances

Jakub Hrůša on Dvořák's Slavonic Dances

“Rhythms, orchestral colours – it’s like fireworks” – our Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hrůša shares his love of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, and reveals why it’s so...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

“Maybe I should become a musician, if music can be like this”

Esa-Pekka Salonen shares the touching story of how hearing Bruckner on the radio inspired him to pursue...

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Features

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.

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler

Julian Johnson explores Mahler's Vienna, from his controversial appointment at the Opera House to his love for the countryside outside the city.

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2016)

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2016)

Led by Artistic Director Tim Steiner, Hear and Now is a major intergenerational creative collaboration between the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4 Memory, a singing group for...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Cor Anglais

Instrument: Cor Anglais

In this film, Jill Crowther introduces her instrument - the cor anglais. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

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...

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: Piccolo

Instrument: Piccolo

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

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Behind The Scenes

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2010)

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2010)

Based in the Queen's Park neighbourhood of Bedford, Hear and Now is a community-based music project now in its seventh year. In July 2010, the Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership...

Recording with the Philharmonia

Recording with the Philharmonia

Founded as a recording orchestra in 1945, the Philharmonia continues its reputation today as an exceptional ensemble in the studio, with decades of experience across a huge range of...

Philharmonia Orchestra at Garsington Opera (2017)

Philharmonia Orchestra at Garsington Opera (2017)

In the summer of 2017, the Philharmonia Orchestra embarked on a new creative partnership to span five years with Garsington Opera. In this first season the Philharmonia performed Debussy’s...

The Virtual Orchestra - Bedford (2018)

The Virtual Orchestra - Bedford (2018)

“The music, the atmosphere, the emotion that comes from the music gave me goosepimples.” Virtual Orchestra participant.

Follow two of our young visitors as they...

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In Performance

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Beyond Classical

Béla Bartók: Folk Music

Béla Bartók: Folk Music

Malcolm Gillies and Esa-Pekka Salonen investigate Bartók's role as an ethnomusicologist; how he collected and notated folk music and how this inspired the music he wrote for the concert...

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...

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