The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century, led by Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Based in London at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, resident in cities and at festivals across England, and streaming online, the Philharmonia creates thrilling performances for a global audience.
Join members of the Philharmonia’s wind and brass sections as the Orchestra’s musicians make their eagerly-anticipated return to their Bedford residency in a cheerful programme filled with joy and optimism.
Cashmere sweaters or gin and tonics? President of the Philharmonia Kira Doherty writes about Esa-Pekka Salonen’s tenure with the orchestra, ahead of the first instalment of his farewell concerts, coming up Friday 4 June.