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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.

Listening Guides

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Interviews

TRAILER: Lawrence Power: British Viola Virtuoso

TRAILER: 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 reveal the secrets of the viola in our brand new film...

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Features

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...

City of Light: Debussy's Life & Loves

City of Light: Debussy's Life & Loves

The composer Claude Debussy had a tumultuous love life, as series advisor Caroline Potter describes during her visit to Debussy's birthplace in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

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Instrument Guides

City of Light: A guide to the Ondes Martenot

City of Light: A guide to the Ondes Martenot

Series Advisor Caroline Potter gets a tour inside an ondes Martenot with Stéphane Vaiedelich, Laboratory Manager at the Musée de la Musique, Cité de Musique, Paris. Discover this...

The Tabla Lesson

The Tabla Lesson

Philharmonia Orchestra violist, Gijs Kramers, gets a special one-to-one lesson with master tabla player, Sanju Sahai. Learn all about the basics of tabla in this film, and find out...

Instrument: Cor Anglais

Instrument: Cor Anglais

In this film, Jill Crowther introduces her instrument - the cor anglais. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for...

Instruments: Percussion

Instruments: Percussion

In this film, David Corkhill introduces some of his instruments in the percussion section. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app...

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Behind The Scenes

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)

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...

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...

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In Performance

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Beyond Classical

Craig Ogden in Conversation with Roopa Panesar

Craig Ogden in Conversation with Roopa Panesar

Guitarist Craig Ogden in conversation with Leicester-based sitar player Roopa Panesar. The two virtuosi compare instrumental techniques and find links between the Indian and western...

Symphonize Kingston (2017)

Symphonize Kingston (2017)

Symphonize Kingston is a collaboration between Kingston Music Service and the Philharmonia Orchestra bringing together skilled urban and classical musicians to deliver intensive, skills-enhancing...

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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