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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....

Philharmonia Orchestra On Tour: 2007

Philharmonia Orchestra On Tour: 2007

Originally released as a podcast in September 2007, in this archive feature we follow the Orchestra on tour around Europe, speaking to those that help make it happen.

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Helsinki

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Helsinki

Esa-Pekka Salonen travels to his home town for the first time with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
We follow him on his journey from Maida Vale Studios to the first night performance...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven (Autumn 2012)

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven (Autumn 2012)

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Beethoven symphonic series culminates in a complete symphony cycle at the Beethovenfest (3-7 October 2012) where these classic works will be performed alongside...

Virtual Orchestra: Greg's Favourite Moments

Virtual Orchestra: Greg's Favourite Moments

The more time you spend in our 37-camera video installation, Universe of Sound, the more you notice. Percussionist Greg Felton has spent more time watching Universe of Sound than anyone....

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...

re-rite: The Bargehouse, London

re-rite: The Bargehouse, London

re-rite, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, is an immersive/interactive installation featuring Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' that lets you experience what it's like...

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...

The Virtual Orchestra: Backstage with Tim Gibbs

The Virtual Orchestra: Backstage with Tim Gibbs

Join us backstage ahead of our latest concert with Tim Gibbs, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Double Bass. The Royal Festival Hall is our home in London and this video gives...

Salonen/Aimard: Inspirations

Salonen/Aimard: Inspirations

Delve into the minds of two musical greats in this short film featuring Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Join the conductor and pianist as they prepare to perform Ravel's...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven

In 2012 Esa-Pekka Salonen began a Beethoven symphonic series with the Philharmonia Orchestra, an exploration of cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire, culminating in a complete...

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2010)

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2010)

Based in the Queen's Park neighbourhood of Bedford, Hear and Now is a community-based music project now in its seventh year. In July 2010, the Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership...

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...

Recording with the Philharmonia

Recording with the Philharmonia

Founded as a recording orchestra in 1945, the Philharmonia continues its reputation today as an exceptional ensemble in the studio, with decades of experience across a huge range of...

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...

Three Choirs Festival

Three Choirs Festival

The Three Choirs Festival is the world's oldest and greatest Choral festival, where the Philharmonia continues their residency. (Film from 2012)

Philharmonia Players: Our Orchestra

Philharmonia Players: Our Orchestra

Hear from Philharmonia members about the traditions of their orchestra. Learn from their unique and personal accounts just what it is about this London-based ensemble that makes the...

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...

Behind the Scenes: Tristan und Isolde

Behind the Scenes: Tristan und Isolde

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Peter Sellars’s Tristan und Isolde, with video art by Bill Viola, was premièred in Los Angeles in 2004 and has subsequently been revived in Paris and New York...

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...

Canterbury Residency

Canterbury Residency

The Marlowe and the Philharmonia Orchestra announced the Orchestra's residency at the venue in November 2011. The residency, the first by a major symphony orchestra...

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...

re-rite: Esa-Pekka Salonen on the project

re-rite: Esa-Pekka Salonen on the project

We speak to Esa-Pekka Salonen about the Philharmonia Orchestra's Digital Residency - RE-RITE - which toured to Tianjin, China in April 2012; and Izmir, Turkey in June 2012. For more...

Profile: Sunwook Kim, Piano

Profile: Sunwook Kim, Piano

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...

re-rite: Audience Response in Dortmund

re-rite: Audience Response in Dortmund

RE-RITE is the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency. With the guidance of Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, and through the innovative use of audio and...

RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra

RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra

RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's Digital Residency, allows members of the public to conduct, play and step inside the Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa-Pekka Salonen through audio...

RE-RITE: Launch Party

RE-RITE: Launch Party

RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, traveled to Lisbon, Portugal in January 2011 and was launched with a party featuring DJ Gabriel Prokofiev, known for his innovative...

Philharmonia Education: Play On

Philharmonia Education: Play On

A short film about Play On, a unique project bringing together pupils and staff from Hounslow and Kingston music services and musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra which culminated...

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Fanfare

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Fanfare

Over the course of three months, composer and project leader Tim Steiner and Philharmonia Orchestra musicians worked with children from five SEN schools and two youth brass bands to...

Philharmonia Orchestra at Garsington Opera

Philharmonia Orchestra at Garsington Opera

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...

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2016)

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2016)

Led by Artistic Director Tim Steiner, Hear and Now is a major intergenerational creative collaboration between the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4 Memory, a singing group for...

The Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra

Acknowledged as the UK's foremost musical pioneer, the Philharmonia Orchestra lives at the heart of British musical life. In this film, Simon Oliver (Double Bass & former Chairman)...

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...

The Firebird Project: Documentary

The Firebird Project: Documentary

What happened when we brought together young musicians and dancers from southwest London to create their own version of Stravinsky's The Firebird? Find out about this unique and moving...

re-rite: Lisbon

re-rite: Lisbon

re-rite, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, travelled to Lisbon, Portugal in January 2011 where it was installed in Mude, Lisbon's Museum of Design and Fashion.

London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park

London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park

The Philharmonia Orchestra were delighted to be invited to the Classical Stage at London Mela 2013, to perform Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's composition 'Samaagam', played on the sarod by...

re-rite: Leicester

re-rite: Leicester

RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, traveled to Leicester in April 2010, transforming the Old Nursery in the city's Museum Walk into the experience of being inside...

Philharmonia Education: Alike in Dignity

Philharmonia Education: Alike in Dignity

In this film from 2010, we go behind the scenes of an exciting collaborative project between the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Working with 250 primary school...

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