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Blog

What is "English" Music?

Philharmonia Programmes Editor Joanna Wyld examines “Englishness” in music through the work of three towering composers: Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Philharmonia Orchestra to receive £440,686 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Philharmonia is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

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Watch on demand: Tchaikovsky & Sibelius

Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov joins the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Rory Macdonald in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a rollercoaster of emotions. And to bookend the performance, the sunniest, most cheerful Sibelius.

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Watch on demand: Beethoven & Mozart

Pianist Paul Lewis plays Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27, a work of melancholy beauty. Then, conductor Ryan Bancroft leads the Philharmonia in a fresh take of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

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Kate Collis joins the Philharmonia as Director of Finance & Operations

The Philharmonia Orchestra is delighted to announce the appoint of Kate Collis in the newly created position of Director of Finance & Operations.

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Meet conductor Rory Macdonald

Conductor Rory Macdonald writes about his love of Sibelius, a socially distanced opera and what opportunities restrictions can afford the music world.

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Meet pianist Paul Lewis

Ahead of our performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.27, we spoke with Paul Lewis about what makes a good online concert, learning new repertoire in a pandemic, and the future of classical music.

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A love to last for generations

Read the heart-warming story behind Malcolm and Joy’s legacy gift to the Philharmonia, the impact it has had on their family, and the difference you can make by leaving a bequest.

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Lockdown Listening with Julia Zilberman

Julia Zilberman, Chair of the Development Board, shares her Lockdown Listening, from Rachmaninov to Beethoven, from Bernes to burlesque.

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Introduction to Art by Post

Explore the story behind our booklet for Southbank Centre’s Art by Post project.

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The music of Dream: reimagining music for interactive and immersive technologies

Philharmonia Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Luke Ritchie, has been working on Dream, our new interactive digital experience, for over two years – read how it all came to life.

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Inside Hear and Now

What is it like taking part in Hear and Now? De Montfort University student Molly shares her experience.

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Lockdown Listening with Lucy Drever

This month, Philharmonia Sessions presenter Lucy Drever shares music to inspire, motivate and de-stress.

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Philharmonia and partners announce interactive online show, Dream

Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this new type of online live performance invites remote audiences to participate in a shared experience with actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Blog, Video

A lifelong love of music

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Philharmonia, joined players and supporters for a special online event in January, hosted by the Orchestra’s Chair, Lord King of Lothbury.

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