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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: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Listening Guide: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Pianist Peter Jablonski talks us through Witold Lutosławski's Piano Concerto (1987-88), which was be performed by Krystian Zimerman on 30 January 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall in...

Listening Guide: Copland's Billy the Kid

Listening Guide: Copland's Billy the Kid

Animateur Paul Rissmann introduces Aaron Copland's exciting music for the ballet, Billy the Kid (1938). Discover how Copland created a popular style that incorporated jazz rhythms and...

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

Listening Guide: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Listening Guide: Lutosławski's Piano Concerto

Pianist Peter Jablonski talks us through Witold Lutosławski's Piano Concerto (1987-88), which was be performed by Krystian Zimerman on 30 January 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall in...

Vladimir Ashkenazy in Conversation

Vladimir Ashkenazy in Conversation

Philharmonia cellist David Cohen talks with Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy to discuss his life and work at the Philharmonia Orchestra.

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Features

Three Choirs Festival

Three Choirs Festival

The Three Choirs Festival is the world's oldest and greatest Choral festival, where the Philharmonia continues their three year residency.

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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Instrument Guides

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 more information.

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...

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...

The Conductor

The Conductor

In this film, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, discusses in detail the role of the conductor in the orchestra.

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Behind The Scenes

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...

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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In Performance

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

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...

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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