In this film, Philharmonia members past and present tell the story of how a last-minute decision by the...
Esa-Pekka Salonen carries the Olympic Torch
On a sunny July morning, the penultimate day of a route that had begun in May, Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor picked up the Olympic Torch to run his leg of the relay route.
Esa-Pekka ran 300 meters along Cheapside, near St Paul's Cathedral. Lining the route on either side were crowds cheering him on, as well as our film crew.
Music: Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 / Philharmonia Orchestra / Salonen