Our Friends enjoy a range of events throughout the year. From concert trips and dinners, to study days and Open Rehearsals, Friends Events offer unique opportunities to spend time with both members of the Orchestra and fellow Friends of the Philharmonia.

You can find out more about our forthcoming events below, or take a look at our archive for examples of past occasions.

Open Rehearsals

We are delighted to offer our Friends behind-the-scenes access to the Philharmonia through our Open Rehearsal series. Available only to our supporters and their guests, Open Rehearsals allow the Friends to see the Philharmonia at work with some of the world's greatest conductors and soloists before they take to the stage for their performances.

Download the latest schedules of Open Rehearsals in your area in the downloads section to the right (or at the bottom of this page if you're viewing on a mobile).

Forthcoming Events

20 January 2015The Phil' on Film at the Bedford Corn Exchange

Join us for an exclusive screening of archive Philharmonia Orchestra footage. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a glimpse of the Orchestra’s history and a rare look at the past.

Full details of ticket prices and how to book will be publicised shortly. Please call the Friends team on 020 7921 3951 for more information.

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22 January 20152015/16 Season Launch at the Royal Festival Hall

We are delighted to be able to share our 2015/16 season plans and give you an exciting preview into our 70th Anniversary, with a talk by David Whelton and a member of the Philharmonia Orchestram before the season brochures are distributed and Priority Booking opens for Friends on Monday 26 January.

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17 February 2015Friends' Sponsored Concert Reception at De Montfort Hall

Celebrate this year's Friends' Sponsored cConcert at this pre-concert reception at De Montfort Hall. Drinks and nibbles will be served and Friends will have the opportunity to talk to members of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

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15 March 2015Principal Friends' Sponsored Concert Reception at the Royal Festival Hall

Principal Friends are invited to a private reception at the Royal Festival Hall to thank them for their support of the concert. We hope that you can join us for a wine and canape reception before the concert.

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