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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.

Philharmonia Orchestra at Garsington Opera (2017)

Philharmonia Orchestra at Garsington Opera (2017)

In the summer of 2017, the Philharmonia Orchestra embarked on a new creative partnership to span five years with Garsington Opera. In this first season the Philharmonia performed Debussy’s...

Instrument: Banjo

Instrument: Banjo

In this film, Nigel Woodhouse introduces the banjo. The banjo is a rare visitor to the orchestra, but has been used by composers in the 20th century onward to evoke American folk music...

Listening Guides

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.

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Interviews

Philharmonia Orchestra players on Salonen

Philharmonia Orchestra players on Salonen

In 2008 we asked the players of the Philharmonia Orchestra what aspects of working with Esa-Pekka Salonen they were looking forward to, and why the players are were so excited to be...

Béla Bartók: Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bartók

Béla Bartók: Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bartók

Esa-Pekka Salonen talks about Bartók's life and music, in anticipation of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Infernal Dance series.

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Features

Strike a Chord!

Strike a Chord!

In partnership with The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil and inspired by the work of Roald Dahl, Strike a Chord! explores creative music making in the classroom, as well as offering hundreds...

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler

Julian Johnson explores Mahler's Vienna, from his controversial appointment at the Opera House to his love for the countryside outside the city.

City of Light: The Montparnasse Melting Pot

City of Light: The Montparnasse Melting Pot

In the early decades of the 20th century, the cafés of Paris's Montparnasse neighbourhood were an extraordinary hub of artistic activity and collaboration, fuelling a remarkable revolution...

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Instrument Guides

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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Instrument: Piccolo

Instrument: Piccolo

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

Instrument: Euphonium

Instrument: Euphonium

In this film, Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Trombone, Byron Fulcher, introduces the euphonium, an instrument that is an occasional visitor to the orchestra. TABLE OF CONTENTS:

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Behind The Scenes

re-rite: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg 2013

re-rite: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg 2013

A film created by the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, documenting a groundbreaking inception of the re-rite project which took place in 2013, set in a multi-storey car park which forms part...

Profile: Sunwook Kim, Piano (ARCHIVE)

Profile: Sunwook Kim, Piano (ARCHIVE)

In this archive video from 2010, we meet pianist Sunwook Kim as he prepares for a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra. As well as footage from rehearsals...

Beethoven's Fifth (Trailer)

Beethoven's Fifth (Trailer)

On Monday 25 September 2017, the Philharmonia Orchestra will release its second exclusive piece of Virtual Reality content, Beethoven’s Fifth. Shot by Google’s VR team, the new...

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In Performance

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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...

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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