COVID-19 update: all live concerts to the beginning of August 2020 are sadly cancelled; help secure the future of the orchestra through our Keep the Philharmonia Playing appeal.

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Lord King of Lothbury

Blog

Lockdown Listening with Mervyn King

Our incoming Chair shares his musical highlights, including something a little different.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, credit Nicolas Brodard

Blog, Video

Watch with us: Salonen conducts Mahler Symphony No. 3

We would like to invite you to join us for a journey into Mahler’s world, as we stream this performance again on YouTube.

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Unsuk Chin

Blog, News

Music of Today: thank you to Artistic Director Unsuk Chin

We pay tribute to Unsuk Chin for her tenure as Artistic Director of Music of Today, and she shares a personal message for the Orchestra.

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Ben Larpent, Direct of Artistic Planning

News

Philharmonia appoints Ben Larpent as Director of Artistic Planning

The Philharmonia Orchestra is delighted to announce that Ben Larpent will join its senior management team in the new role of Director of Artistic Planning.

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Philharmonia in rehearsal, credit Camilla Greenwell

Blog

Online experiences in music: at home with Philharmonia players

Our members have put shutdown time to creative use, creating videos to keep our community entertained online.

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Steven Isserlis, credit Satoshi Aoyagi

Blog

Q&A with Steven Isserlis

While we are unable to perform for you in person, cellist Steven Isserlis spoke to us about Kabalevsky’s Cello Concerto No. 2 and his relationship with the Philharmonia.

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Lord King of Lothbury

News

Philharmonia announces governance restructure

Plan developed over the last two years following a substantive governance review and consultation.

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Paavo Jarvi, credit Jean Christophe Uhl

Blog

Q&A with Paavo Järvi

While we are unable to perform for you in person, here is some insight from Paavo Järvi about Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, and the demands of performing it.

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Michael Fuller

Blog

Lockdown listening with Michael Fuller

Our Interim Managing Director runs through some of the musical works he couldn’t live without.

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Philharmonia Otto Klemperer, credit BBC Studios

Blog

Watch archive stream of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Enjoy the Ninth Symphony, featuring soloists including mezzo Janet Baker, on our YouTube or Facebook channels.

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Tim Gibbs on stage, credit Camilla Greenberg

Blog

Pictures at an Exhibition Listening Guide

Pictures at an Exhibition Listening Guide

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Philharmonia Haydn Listening Guide, credit Marina Vidor

Video

Film: Haydn Listening Guide

Join presenter Paul Rissmann to discover the final symphony from the remarkably prolific composer, Joseph Haydn.
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Tom Blomfield, credit Luca Miggliore

Blog

Philharmonia digital experiences during the COVID-19 crisis

Our concert halls may be closed, but our passion for sharing amazing musical experiences with you is strong as ever.

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orchestralead.

News

Update: concert cancellations until the beginning of August 2020

It is with enormous sadness that all remaining concerts in the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2019/20 London Season at Southbank Centre are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alexander Van Ingen, credit Marina Vidor

News

Philharmonia Orchestra appoints Alexander Van Ingen as its new Chief Executive

The Philharmonia Orchestra is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexander Van Ingen as its new Chief Executive.

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