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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.

Beethoven: 1808 Reconstructed (Animated Film)

Beethoven: 1808 Reconstructed (Animated Film)

Vienna, 22 December 1808. Franz and Katarina are on their way to hear a concert that the famous composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, is putting on at the Teater an der Wien....

Listening Guides

Listening Guide: Copland's Billy the Kid

Listening Guide: Copland's Billy the Kid

Animateur Paul Rissmann introduces Aaron Copland's exciting music for the ballet, Billy the Kid (1938). Discover how Copland created a popular style that incorporated jazz rhythms and...

Listening Guide: Haydn's Symphony No. 6

Listening Guide: Haydn's Symphony No. 6

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, introduces us to Haydn's Sixth Symphony and discusses Haydn's role in developing the symphonic...

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Interviews

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Features

Sound Reimagined: 2016/17 London Season

Sound Reimagined: 2016/17 London Season

Welcome to the Philharmonia Orchestra: 40 concerts, including live screenings, Sunday Matinees, Christmas concerts, a Chinese New Year Celebration, free events and pre-concert talks...

RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra South West

RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra South West

RE-RITE is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s digital installation based on The Rite of Spring. Through this combination of immersive video and interactive design visitors can experience...

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

Dvořák & Suk: A Journey with Jakub Hrůša

The composers Antonín Dvořák and his favourite pupil and son-in-law, Josef Suk, were both influenced by place and close relationships with loved ones. Travel to Prague with conductor...

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Instrument Guides

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...

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

In this film, Laurent Ben Slimane introduces his instrument - the bass clarinet. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app...

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...

Instrument: Horn

Instrument: Horn

Joint Principal Horn, Katy Woolley, introduces her instrument. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.

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Behind The Scenes

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...

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....

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In Performance

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Beyond Classical

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...

The Virtual Orchestra

The Virtual Orchestra

The Virtual Orchestra: a free digital experience that invites you to explore a symphony orchestra from the inside. Watch this video to see what it’s all about and to hear what visitors...

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