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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.

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...

Listening Guides

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Interviews

Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy

Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy

In this interview from 2009, Vladimir Ashkenazy reflects on his career, discusses forthcoming season-opening concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and future concert plans including...

Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life

Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life

In this feature-length biopic, Series Advisor Steven Stucky and Principal Conductor and Philharmonia Orchestra Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen travel to Poland to the explore the...

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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...

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Instrument Guides

Craig Ogden in Conversation with Roopa Panesar

Craig Ogden in Conversation with Roopa Panesar

Guitarist Craig Ogden in conversation with Leicester-based sitar player Roopa Panesar. The two virtuosi compare instrumental techniques and find links between the Indian and western...

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: Violin

Instrument: Violin

In this film, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay introduces his instrument - the violin. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app...

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Behind The Scenes

Philharmonia Education: Orchestra Unwrapped

Philharmonia Education: Orchestra Unwrapped

Orchestra Unwrapped is a major education initiative led by the Philharmonia Orchestra for Leicester and Basingstoke schoolchildren, expanding to Bedford in 2016/17. Thousands of children...

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...

Symphonize Leicester (2018)

Symphonize Leicester (2018)

"It’s the best experience. It’s opened my mind because I was thinking I wasn’t going to like orchestral music and classical music, but now I like it. The way they mixed it up...

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In Performance

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...

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Beyond Classical

Carl Davis on the film 'Waterloo'

Carl Davis on the film 'Waterloo'

Conductor and Composer Carl Davis discusses 'Waterloo', Karl Grune's 1928 film, ahead of a concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra which took place in April 2010.

TRAILER: Symphonize Leicester 2016/17

TRAILER: Symphonize Leicester 2016/17

Symphonize is a pioneering creative partnership between Leicester-based Soft Touch Arts and the Philharmonia Orchestra, resident at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Symphonize aims to empower...

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