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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 2019/20 Season

Philharmonia Orchestra 2019/20 Season

The Philharmonia Orchestra has shared brilliant music-making and artistic adventure from the heart of London with audiences around the world for 75 years.

This season...

Instrument: Bass Clarinet (In Depth)

Instrument: Bass Clarinet (In Depth)

By popular demand, we present a full-length guide to the bass clarinet, presented by Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Bass Clarinet, Laurent Ben Slimane.
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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 more information.

Listening Guides

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Interviews

Lawrence Power: British Viola Virtuoso

Lawrence Power: British Viola Virtuoso

“Of all the string instruments, I guess it’s the greatest compromise…it shouldn’t really exist” – watch Lawrence Power, one of the world's leading violists, reveal the secrets...

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Features

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Instrument Guides

Instrument: Saxophone

"The saxophone is unusual that it was actually invented...most instruments were tinkered with, but we know that one man, Adolphe Sax, invented the saxophone all on his own"
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Instrument: Clarinet

Instrument: Clarinet

In this film, Mark van de Wiel introduces his instrument - the clarinet. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

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...

City of Light: Making the Ondes Martenot speak

City of Light: Making the Ondes Martenot speak

At the Musée de la Musique in Paris, lab manager Stéphane Vaiedelich is working on bringing this ondes Martenot back to life. Series Advisor, Caroline Potter, learned more about the...

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Behind The Scenes

The Virtual Orchestra

The Virtual Orchestra

The Virtual Orchestra: a free digital experience that invites you to explore a symphony orchestra from the inside. Watch this video to see what it’s all about and to hear what visitors...

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...

The Virtual Orchestra - Bedford (2018)

The Virtual Orchestra - Bedford (2018)

“The music, the atmosphere, the emotion that comes from the music gave me goosepimples.” Virtual Orchestra participant.

Follow two of our young visitors as they...

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In Performance

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Beyond Classical

Béla Bartók: Folk Music

Béla Bartók: Folk Music

Malcolm Gillies and Esa-Pekka Salonen investigate Bartók's role as an ethnomusicologist; how he collected and notated folk music and how this inspired the music he wrote for the concert...

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