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

14 December 2014Post Concert Christmas Reception

We warmly welcome you to our Annual Christmas Reception to thank you for your generous support throughout 2014. 

Join us for some mulled wine, minced pies and music at 5pm after this afternoon’s concert which will feature Smetana, Brahms and Tchaikovsky and will be conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

Please note that this a post-concert reception and Friends will need to purchase their concert tickets in addition. 

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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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