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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.

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Music

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Music

“Just be there and Bruckner takes care of you”

Esa-Pekka Salonen introduces his love of Bruckner’s music ahead of our 2018/19 London Season opening concerts. Hear...

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

“Maybe I should become a musician, if music can be like this”

Esa-Pekka Salonen shares the touching story of how hearing Bruckner on the radio inspired him to pursue...

Listening Guides

Listening Guide: Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé

Listening Guide: Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé

Animateur Paul Rissmann recreates the story of Lieutenant Kijé, the Russian army administrator with a big imagination. This film introduces Sergei Prokofiev's music for his suite "Lieutenant...

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Witold Lutosławski: Aleatoric Method

Series Advisor Steven Stucky talks with Philharmonia Orchestra members Samuel Coles (Joint Principal Flute) and Mark van de Wiel (Joint Principal Clarinet) about Witold Lutosławski's...

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Interviews

Shostakovich's Opera: ORANGO

Shostakovich's Opera: ORANGO

An extended documentary about the recently-discovered opera by Shostakovich, 'Orango'. It features interviews with Esa-Pekka Salonen, who premiered the work, Gerard McBurney, who orchestrated...

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Features

Sarah Connolly on Mahler

Sarah Connolly on Mahler

Sarah Connolly speaks about her love of Gustav Mahler's music in anticipation of her performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra which took place on 5 May and 9 October 2011, as part...

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Oboe

Instrument: Oboe

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

Instrument: Harp

Instrument: Harp

In this film, Ruth Holden introduces her instrument - the concert pedal harp. Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

Instrument: Mandolin

Instrument: Mandolin

In this film, Nigel Woodhouse introduces the mandolin. The mandolin has been used by many composers across the centuries to give special colour to the orchestra, often evoking folk...

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Behind The Scenes

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...

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...

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...

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.

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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...

Beethoven's Fifth (Full promotional film)

Beethoven's Fifth (Full promotional film)

The Philharmonia Orchestra has released its second exclusive piece of Virtual Reality content, Beethoven’s Fifth. Shot by Google’s VR team, the new film was conceived in partnership...

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