Residencies canterbury

The Philharmonia Orchestra's residency at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury is the first by a major symphony orchestra in Kent, performing six concerts each year.

In the 2016/17 season, The Orchestra brings venerable conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy (15 March 2017) and Herbert Blomstedt (28 May 2017) to The Marlowe Stage. Alongside, the first half of the season features dramatic programmes, including Beethoven's Fifth and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Completing the season, The Best of John Barry heralds the return of the popular Philharmonia at the Movies series.

Power and Grandeur

Sunday 28 May 2017, 7:30pmMarlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Herbert Blomstedt conductor


Martin Helmchen piano


Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Canterbury: From the New World

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017, 7:30pmMarlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Alpesh Chauhan conductor


Elena Urioste violin


Programme to include:

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man, Korngold Violin Concerto...

Canterbury: The Planets

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017, 7:30pmMarlowe Theatre, Canterbury

John Wilson conductor


Callum Smart violin


Programme to include:

Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor, Overture, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1...

Canterbury: Shadows & Sunlight

Saturday 17 Feb 2018, 7:30pmMarlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Piotr Anderszewski piano


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Mahler Symphony No. 5

Canterbury: Passion & Poetry

Friday 4 May 2018, 7:30pmMarlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Christoph Altstaedt conductor


Singers from the Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artists scheme singer


Programme to include:

Wagner Siegfried Idyll, Massenet Cendrillon (arias and excerpts)...

Canterbury: Action & Romance

Friday 15 Jun 2018, 7:30pmMarlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Han-Na Chang conductor


Sunwook Kim piano


Programme to include:

Rossini Overture, William Tell, Grieg Piano Concerto...

The Marlowe Theatre and the Philharmonia Orchestra announced the Orchestra's residency at venue in November 2011.