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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.

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Music

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Music

“Just be there and Bruckner takes care of you”

Esa-Pekka Salonen introduces his love of Bruckner’s music ahead of our 2018/19 London Season opening concerts. Hear...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

“Maybe I should become a musician, if music can be like this”

Esa-Pekka Salonen shares the touching story of how hearing Bruckner on the radio inspired him to pursue...

Listening Guides

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Interviews

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Carl Davis on Phantom of the Opera

Composer and conductor Carl Davis gives insight into the process of writing his soundtrack for Rupert Julian's 1925 silent film, The Phantom of the Opera. The podcast features short...

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Sibelius's Kullervo

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Sibelius's Kullervo

Watch our behind-the-scenes film as Esa-Pekka Salonen prepares for a performance of Sibelius’s ”˜choral’ symphony Kullervo, based on a dark tale from the Finnish epic, the Kalevala....

Interview with Christoph von Dohnányi (2007)

Interview with Christoph von Dohnányi (2007)

In this video – one of the first ever produced by the Philharmonia's in-house team – we interview the Philharmonia Orchestra's Honorary Conductor for Life, Christoph von Dohnányi....

City of Light: Making the Ondes Martenot speak

City of Light: Making the Ondes Martenot speak

At the Musée de la Musique in Paris, lab manager Stéphane Vaiedelich is working on bringing this ondes Martenot back to life. Series Advisor, Caroline Potter, learned more about the...

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Features

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...

The Making of Universe of Sound

The Making of Universe of Sound

This extended documentary goes behind the scenes at the Philharmonia Orchestra's Universe of Sound project, from conception to completion. For more information on the project, please...

Beethoven's Fifth (Full promotional film)

Beethoven's Fifth (Full promotional film)

The Philharmonia Orchestra has released its second exclusive piece of Virtual Reality content, Beethoven’s Fifth. Shot by Google’s VR team, the new film was conceived in partnership...

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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: Double Bass

Instrument: Double Bass

In this film, Michael Fuller introduces his instrument - the double bass.

To learn more about the double bass visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments/double_bass...

Instrument: Trumpet

Instrument: Trumpet

In this film, Alistair Mackie introduces his instrument - the trumpet. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more...

The Tabla Lesson

The Tabla Lesson

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...

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Behind The Scenes

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In Performance

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Series Advisor Steven Stucky talks with Philharmonia Orchestra members Samuel Coles (Joint Principal Flute) and Mark van de Wiel (Joint Principal Clarinet) about Witold Lutosławski's...

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Beyond Classical

Symphonize Kingston (2017)

Symphonize Kingston (2017)

Symphonize Kingston is a collaboration between Kingston Music Service and the Philharmonia Orchestra bringing together skilled urban and classical musicians to deliver intensive, skills-enhancing...

Universal Notes TRAILER

Universal Notes TRAILER

Sign-up to our YouTube and Vimeo channels by 6 September to view our first release of the season, Universal Notes.

In a collaboration between the Philharmonia and Darbar...

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