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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

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.

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Interviews

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

The composers Antonín Dvořák and his favourite pupil and son-in-law, Josef Suk, were both influenced by place and close relationships with loved ones. Travel to Prague with conductor...

Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy

Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy

In this interview from 2009, Vladimir Ashkenazy reflects on his career, discusses forthcoming season-opening concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and future concert plans including...

Philharmonia Players on Richard Strauss

Philharmonia Players on Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss and his compositions have featured prominently throughout the history of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Meet some of the Philharmonia players in this behind-the-scenes...

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Features

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...

Philharmonia Education: Play On

Philharmonia Education: Play On

A short film about Play On, a unique project bringing together pupils and staff from Hounslow and Kingston music services and musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra which culminated...

Symphonize Leicester (2018)

Symphonize Leicester (2018)

"It’s the best experience. It’s opened my mind because I was thinking I wasn’t going to like orchestral music and classical music, but now I like it. The way they mixed it up...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Celeste

Instrument: Celeste

In this film, Elizabeth Burley introduces her instrument - the celeste. Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more...

Instrument: Bass Trombone

Instrument: Bass Trombone

In this film, Christian Jones introduces his instrument - the bass trombone. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app...

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: Horn

Instrument: Horn

Joint Principal Horn, Katy Woolley, introduces her instrument. 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

The Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra

Acknowledged as the UK's foremost musical pioneer, the Philharmonia Orchestra lives at the heart of British musical life. In this film, Simon Oliver (Double Bass & former Chairman)...

Behind the Scenes: Tristan und Isolde

Behind the Scenes: Tristan und Isolde

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Peter Sellars’s Tristan und Isolde, with video art by Bill Viola, was premièred in Los Angeles in 2004 and has subsequently been revived in Paris and New York...

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In Performance

Sound Reimagined: 2016/17 London Season

Sound Reimagined: 2016/17 London Season

Welcome to the Philharmonia Orchestra: 40 concerts, including live screenings, Sunday Matinees, Christmas concerts, a Chinese New Year Celebration, free events and pre-concert talks...

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Beyond Classical

Legend of the Sky Leicester (2018)

Legend of the Sky Leicester (2018)

Legend of the Sky is an epic musical reimagining of the ancient Leicestershire folk legend, The Griffin of Griffydam. Join the Philharmonia Orchestra and Leicester-Shire Schools Music...

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...

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