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Since 2007, the Philharmonia Orchestra has been producing high-quality video content, with the aim of introducing audiences to the people behind the music, and contributing to a truly multi-dimensional concert experience. From here you can access our vast film archive, as well as see our latest films introducing upcoming concerts, repertoire and performers. Selected films are also available via our video podcast series on iTunes, and all our content is distributed across both Vimeo and YouTube platforms.

Listening Guides

Jakub Hrůša on Dvořák's Slavonic Dances

Jakub Hrůša on Dvořák's Slavonic Dances

“Rhythms, orchestral colours – it’s like fireworks” – our Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hrůša shares his love of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, and reveals why it’s so...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Mahler's First Symphony

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Mahler's First Symphony

“It’s a wild piece by a wild young man, and should not be treated with any kind of reverence” – Esa-Pekka Salonen shares his thoughts on how provocation turns to nostalgia in...

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Interviews

Interview with tenor Alfie Boe

Interview with tenor Alfie Boe

In this film from February 2008, we speak to tenor Alfie Boe before he joins the Philharmonia for a gala programme of operatic favourites.

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Features

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

This film featuring Adrián Varela and Tim Steiner introduces 'Creative Orchestra', a Philharmonia education project which has taken place at various schools including those in Bedford...

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Instrument Guides

City of Light: A guide to the Piano luthéal

City of Light: A guide to the Piano luthéal

What's a piano luthéal? We travelled to the Musée de la Musique at the Cité de la Musique in Paris to speak with Thierry Maniguet, curator, to find out about this device, invented...

Instrument: Mandolin

Instrument: Mandolin

In this film, Nigel Woodhouse introduces the mandolin. The mandolin has been used by many composers across the centuries to give special colour to the orchestra, often evoking folk...

Instrument: Timpani

Instrument: Timpani

In this film, Andy Smith introduces his instruments - the timpani. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.

The Conductor

The Conductor

In this film, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, discusses in detail the role of the conductor in the orchestra.

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Behind The Scenes

The Virtual Orchestra: Backstage with Tim Gibbs

The Virtual Orchestra: Backstage with Tim Gibbs

Join us backstage ahead of our latest concert with Tim Gibbs, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Double Bass. The Royal Festival Hall is our home in London and this video gives...

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

Philharmonia Education: Creative Orchestra

This film featuring Adrián Varela and Tim Steiner introduces 'Creative Orchestra', a Philharmonia education project which has taken place at various schools including those in Bedford...

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In Performance

TRAILER (3/3): Esa-Pekka Salonen | Mahler's Third Symphony

TRAILER (3/3): Esa-Pekka Salonen | Mahler's Third Symphony

Earth-shattering double timpani to finish: Mahler's complete Third Symphony in concert, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen​.

Watch the full symphony now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqR22EoucCyfOJdXv0m36aMuc__qKNsxW...

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Beyond Classical

Legend of the Sky Leicester (2018)

Legend of the Sky Leicester (2018)

Legend of the Sky is an epic musical reimagining of the ancient Leicestershire folk legend, The Griffin of Griffydam. Join the Philharmonia Orchestra and Leicester-Shire Schools Music...

Philharmonia VR | The Virtual Orchestra

Philharmonia VR | The Virtual Orchestra

Take the best seat in the house: on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership with Southbank Centre and technology company Inition...

Late-Night Cabaret (Philharmonia Orchestra)

Late-Night Cabaret (Philharmonia Orchestra)

“We’re more similar than you know, it’s not our differences we should fear.” – Rudy Jeevanjee, performance artist

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Raze Collective...

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