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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.

Instrument: Saxophone

Instrument: Saxophone

"The saxophone is unusual that it was actually invented...most instruments were tinkered with, but we know that one man, Adolphe Sax, invented the saxophone all on his own"
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The Virtual Orchestra

The Virtual Orchestra

The Virtual Orchestra: a free digital experience that invites you to explore a symphony orchestra from the inside. Watch this video to see what it’s all about and to hear what visitors...

Listening Guides

Listening Guide: Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé

Listening Guide: Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé

Animateur Paul Rissmann recreates the story of Lieutenant Kijé, the Russian army administrator with a big imagination. This film introduces Sergei Prokofiev's music for his suite "Lieutenant...

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Interviews

Finland at 100: Esa-Pekka Salonen Reflects

Finland at 100: Esa-Pekka Salonen Reflects

Love of nature, a strong civil society, great coffee... What defines Finland today as the country turns 100? Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka...

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Features

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Helsinki

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Helsinki

Esa-Pekka Salonen travels to his home town for the first time with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
We follow him on his journey from Maida Vale Studios to the first night performance...

Tom Service interviews Christoph von Dohnányi

Tom Service interviews Christoph von Dohnányi

On the occasion of our 70th birthday, we're thrilled to share this special interview between Maestro Christoph von Dohnányi, our Honorary Conductor for Life, and writer and broadcaster...

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Instrument Guides

City of Light: A guide to the Ondes Martenot

City of Light: A guide to the Ondes Martenot

Series Advisor Caroline Potter gets a tour inside an ondes Martenot with Stéphane Vaiedelich, Laboratory Manager at the Musée de la Musique, Cité de Musique, Paris. Discover this...

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: Violin

Instrument: Violin

In this film, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay introduces his instrument - the violin. 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

Strike a Chord!

Strike a Chord!

In partnership with The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil and inspired by the work of Roald Dahl, Strike a Chord! explores creative music making in the classroom, as well as offering hundreds...

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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In Performance

Symphonize: “Trying to Live Right” by Dulzo

Symphonize: “Trying to Live Right” by Dulzo

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Soft Touch Arts (Leicester, UK) are partners on Symphonize, a pioneering creative project aiming to empower young people in Leicester through intensive...

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Beyond Classical

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