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

26 May 2015Principal Friends Private Rehearsal

Principal Friends are invited to a private rehearsal at Henry Wood Hall for a program of Messiaen and Debussy conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. This is a rare opportunity to observe an early orchestra rehearsal.

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25 June 2015Friends End of Season Dinner

Join us for a two course pre-concert dinner at the Archduke to celebrate the end of a successful season. Members of the Orchestra will be there to thank you for your support.

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29 June 2015An Evening of Chamber Music

This is the 20th Anniversary of our residency in Bedford and the 70th of the Orchestra. To celebrate this, we invite you to an evening of Chamber Music with a String Quintet of Philharmonia musicians.

Wine and canapes will be served at the interval.

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27 July 2015Bliss in Hereford

We are pleased to invite you to the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford to see Sir Andrew Davis conduct Sibelius' Symphony No.5 and the more rarely performed Bliss' Morning Heroes at the Festival's 300th Anniversary. Transport will be provided to and from Leicester.

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14 August 2015An Evening of Baroque Music

We are delighted to invite Friends to our annual concert at the Barn Carlton. The evening will be presented by the Philharmonia's Principal Flute Samuel Coles, who will lead a wonderful concert of baroque music.

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