Learn more about the Philharmonia Orchestra through a range of films and information pages covering music, musicians, instruments, soloists, repertoire and more.


The Philharmonia's Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, guides us through the intricate and subtle art of musical conducting, telling us that every orchestra is different and that sometimes an orange comes in handy!


Our audio podcast, Backstage Pass, explores behind-the-scenes of a variety of different performances.

Sound Samples

Download thousands of free samples specially recorded by the Orchestra's players.