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Human / Nature: how the series inspired us on our sustainability journey

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The Nutcracker Suite Family Listening Guide

Cymbal crashes, fairies and dancing flowers – follow Clara’s musical adventure in Tchaikovsky’s timeless Nutcracker Suite.

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Philharmonia Orchestra to receive £412,690 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

This award will enable the organisation to fulfil its ambitious return to large-scale orchestral performances in its London home and across its UK residencies

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Meet Concert Master Benjamin Marquise Gilmore

Ahead of our concert András Schiff: a Feast of Mozart, we spoke to Benjamin Marquise Gilmore about Mozart and his role as a Concert Master.

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6 questions with Sarah Connolly

Ahead of our concert Mahler: The Song of the Earth, we spoke to mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly about her relationship to Mahler’s music.

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Minimal music, maximal subjects

Minimalism and the big stories – Tim Rutherford-Johnson explores why American minimalist composers are drawn to the major issues of their time.

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Meet composer Bryce Dessner

New works are what keeps the musical world turning.

Ahead of the UK premiere of his violin concerto, composer band member of The National Bryce Dessner talked to us about the role that the natural world plays in his music and what is special about having his piece performed by Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Pekka Kuusisto and the Philharmonia.

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Lockdown Listening

With restrictions being lifted later this summer and performances returning to our schedules, we close our Lockdown Listening series with a selection of favourites.

Thank you to all of our contributors who joined us over these last 15 months of newsletters: Michael Fuller, Lord Mervyn King, Victoria Irish, John Wilson, Alexander van Ingen, Saul Nathan, Jakub Hrůša, Cheremie Hamilton-Miller, Matthew Hurlock, Lucy Drever, Julia Zilberman, Kira Doherty, and Byron Fulcher.

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Creating the Philharmonia Gin

Explore the story behind our Philharmonia Gin in this blog post from Wardington’s Original founder and chief distiller, Shaun Ward.

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Philharmonia Orchestra announces 2021/22 London Season, its first under new Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali

The 2021/22 Season features landmark series Human / Nature: Music for a Precious Planet.

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Lockdown Listening with Byron Fulcher

Principal Trombone Byron Fulcher share’s his listening list of brass, theatre, and sacred vocals perfect for a large glass of red wine.

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A Tribute to Esa-Pekka Salonen

Cashmere sweaters or gin and tonics? President of the Philharmonia Kira Doherty writes about Esa-Pekka Salonen’s tenure with the Philharmonia, ahead of the first instalment of his farewell concerts, coming up Friday 4 June.

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Philharmonia & Artists In Residence House of Absolute present Absolute June Weekender

The Philharmonia’s Artists in Residence House of Absolute present a weekend of workshops, talks and live performance.

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Meet composer Anna Clyne

Ahead of our concert on 13 May, composer Anna Clyne tells us about her creative process, finding inspiration outside music and the piece she dedicated to her mother, Within her arms.

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Watch on demand: Elgar's Enigma Variations

A rare opportunity to hear Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting British 19th- and 20th-century music. Mezzo Alice Coote joins him for Britten’s dramatic Phaedra and the classic Enigma Variations close the programme.

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