Philharmonia Orchestra Video Podcasts
The Digital Department at the Philharmonia Orchestra has for many years been producing high-quality video content across a range of subject matter from listening guides to interviews with artists, and exclusive behind-the-scenes films. The Philharmonia Video Podcast is a way of making sure you never miss another video when it is released. If you use an RSS reader you can subscribe to our XML feed, but we would encourage you to subscribe via iTunes, which will enable you to watch our videos on your mobile device.
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The Tabla Lesson
Philharmonia Podcast 89: January 2015
Philharmonia Orchestra violist, Gijs Kramers, gets a special one-to-one lesson with master tabla player, Sanju Sahai. Learn all about the basics of tabla in this film, and find out what Bach sounds like when accompanied by tabla. If you have your own tabla, take them out and follow along!
Funding and support from Orchestras Live and Shruti Arts.
Season's greetings from the Philharmonia Orchestra!
Philharmonia Podcast 88: December 2014
Send this video as a greeting card at http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/christmas
"Ding Dong Merrily on High" arranged by Toby Street
Performed by: Jason Evans, Mark Calder, Katy Woolley, Philip White and Peter Smith.
Esa-Pekka Salonen on Pelléas et Mélisande
Philharmonia Podcast 87: November 2014
Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen describes his love affair with Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande. Discover the series at philharmonia.co.uk/paris Our City of Light: Paris: 1900-1950 concert series runs from November 2014 - June 2015.
Philharmonia Podcast 86: August 2014
In this film, Karen Stephenson introduces her instrument - the cello.
To learn more about the cello visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments/cello
Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.
"Have you seen the app called 'The Orchestra'? It is astonishing. For somebody who can't read music to learn how an orchestra functions, to be able to see from the perspective of a flute or a second violin, is really enlightening." - Sir John Eliot Gardiner, quoted in an interview by Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2014
The Philharmonia's Principal Cello's Chair is endowed in perpetuity in memory of Amaryllis Fleming (1925 -- 1999) by the Amaryllis Fleming Foundation and Fleming Family and Partners Ltd.
The Philharmonia's No. 2 Cello Chair is endowed by Jane and Julian Langer.
For more information on Chair Endowments, please visit: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/support/individual/chair_endowment
Instrument: Double Bass
Philharmonia Podcast 85: July 2014
In this film, Michael Fuller introduces his instrument - the double bass.
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho and Olivier Latry introduce Saariaho's Maan varjot
Philharmonia Podcast 84: June 2014
Composing a work for organ and orchestra is not an easy task, but celebrated Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho was up to the challenge in her new piece, Maan varjot (Earth's Shadows). Discover the collaborative process behind this new commission with this film featuring Kaija Saariaho and Esa-Pekka Salonen in conversation. Noted French organist, Olivier Latry, contributes his perspective and put the newly restored Southbank Centre organ through its paces. Come hear the Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Olivier Latry perform this new work in London on 26 June 2014, at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall: www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/480/london/royal_festival_hall/26_june_2014/salonen_conducts_sibelius. Maan varjot was co-commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Southbank Centre, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and Orchestre National de Lyon.
The Firebird Project - Performance Film
Philharmonia Podcast 83: May 2014
A film of the original choreography created for the 2013/14 Firebird Project featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet School, Feltham Community College and Richmond Park Academy. The music is performed by an orchestra of young musicians from Richmond Music Trust and Hounslow Music Services, with a few members of the Philharmonia Orchestra who helped coach the young musicians. See Philharmonia Podcast 77 for a behind the scenes look at the project.
The Firebird Project - Documentary
Philharmonia Podcast 82: May 2014
What happened when we brought together young musicians and dancers from southwest London to create their own version of Stravinsky's The Firebird? Find out about this unique and moving project in our in-depth documentary. Featuring students from The Royal Ballet School, Feltham Community College, Richmond Park Academy, Richmond Music Trust and Hounslow Music Services. See Philharmonia Podcast 78 to watch the final performance
Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša
Philharmonia Podcast 81: April 2014
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 Jakub Hrůša, a Prague resident, to uncover the stories behind Dvořák's Cello Concerto and Suk's rarely performed work, the Asrael Symphony. Part of the Bohemian Legends concert series in April & May 2014, at Royal Festival Hall and beyond, conducted by Jakub Hrůša: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/bohemian
Philharmonia Video Podcast Wall
Below is our entire back catalogue of podcasts, dating back to the very first release in 2007. For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, so that you will automatically be notified when we release a new film.
Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses the concert series City of Dreams: Vienna 1900-1935. We also take a look at Schoenberg's music and see what effect popular culture had on the Viennese composers.
Gustavo Dudamel works with three young conductors as they conduct Mahler's 5th Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen talks to the family of Arnold Schoenberg.
This month's podcast features an interview with Lars Vogt, our Stepping Stones project in Bedford and young violinist Sulki Yu
Featuring an interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy, a look at the Creative Orchestra and a preview of what's happening at the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2008.
Featuring an interview with András Schiff, a look at the new Philharmonia Online Shop and a feature on Percussionist Pete Fry