Maestro Vladmir Ashkenazy celebrates the Philharmonia Orchestra's 70th anniversary in this short film.
The Philharmonia Celebrates 70 Years: Ken Essex (viola) & Mike Hurwitz (cello)
Kenneth Essex is a well-respected session musician from the golden age of freelancing. He's played on a variety of recordings from work with the Philharmonia Orchestra to Fawlty Towers and the Beatles. The Philharmonia Orchestra's archivist, and former member of the cello section, Mike Hurwitz, met Ken at his home in North London to hear tales from his exciting career in music.
This video is part of a special series of films commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra for its 70th anniversary season (2015-2016). Discover more:
Philharmonia Orchestra Celebrates 70 Years channel: vimeo.com/channels/philharmonia70
Interactive Timeline: philharmonia.co.uk/70