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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 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.

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Listening Guides

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Composer and conductor Carl Davis gives insight into the process of writing his soundtrack for Rupert Julian's 1925 silent film, The Phantom of the Opera. The podcast features short...

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.

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

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...

Lawrence Power: British Viola Virtuoso

Lawrence Power: British Viola Virtuoso

“Of all the string instruments, I guess it’s the greatest compromise…it shouldn’t really exist” – watch Lawrence Power, one of the world's leading violists, reveal the secrets...

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Features

Béla Bartók: Orbit

Béla Bartók: Orbit

Malcolm Gillies and Esa-Pekka Salonen explore Béla Bartók's world.

Malcolm Gillies discusses Bartók in relation to other key composers of his time such as Schoenberg

Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life

Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life

In this feature-length biopic, Series Advisor Steven Stucky and Principal Conductor and Philharmonia Orchestra Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen travel to Poland to the explore the...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Viola

Instrument: Viola

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

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 more information.

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Behind The Scenes

Beethoven's Fifth (Trailer)

Beethoven's Fifth (Trailer)

On Monday 25 September 2017, the Philharmonia Orchestra will release its second exclusive piece of Virtual Reality content, Beethoven’s Fifth. Shot by Google’s VR team, the new...

re-rite: Esa-Pekka Salonen on the project

re-rite: Esa-Pekka Salonen on the project

We speak to Esa-Pekka Salonen about the Philharmonia Orchestra's Digital Residency - RE-RITE - which toured to Tianjin, China in April 2012; and Izmir, Turkey in June 2012. For more...

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In Performance

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Beyond Classical

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

This film featuring Adrián Varela and Tim Steiner introduces 'Creative Orchestra', a Philharmonia education project which has taken place at various schools including those in Bedford...

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