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Watch again: Fidelio at Garsington
Follow the timeless story of one of opera’s most compelling heroines in Beethoven’s only opera. Expect love and subterfuge, all framed by Beethoven’s effortless ear for melody.
Meet American soprano Julia Bullock
We spoke to American soprano Julia Bullock ahead of her Philharmonia debut about her extensive work on Les Illuminations text by Arthur Rimbaud, working with Esa-Pekka Salonen and much more.
Who was Florence Price?
Read about trailblazer composer Florence Price, the first African American woman to gain national acclaim and whose work was almost lost forever.
Philharmonia Orchestra receives Culture Recovery Fund grant
The Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen are delighted to have been awarded just under £1m from the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Lockdown Listening with Jakub Hrůša
Ahead of our next Philharmonia Session, Hrůša conducts Dvořák, conductor Jakub Hrůša shares a tribute to Czech composers and the historical contribution of his homeland to the music world in this month’s Lockdown Listening.
Watch again: Beethoven and Vaughan Williams
Close your eyes and soar with Vaughan Williams’s jubilant lark over his beloved English countryside. The violin solo, bubbling with joy and freedom, is in the hands of Nicola Benedetti – not just an outstanding performer, but a wonderful advocate for the power of music to enrich our lives.
Philharmonia announces full online autumn programme
Six online performances in two strands, encompassing livestreamed concerts, pre-recorded performances and radio broadcasts, as the Orchestra continues to build out its new digital performance schedule.
Everything you need to know about The Lark Ascending and Beethoven’s Symphony No.1
Read about the two pieces in our third Philharmonia Session: Vaughan Williams’ jubilant ode to the skylark’s song and Beethoven’s bold work of youth.
Lockdown Listening with Saul Nathan
This month, outgoing Chair of the Philharmonia, Saul Nathan, shares his listening picks, including a bit of jazz, piano for left hand, and Lionel Richie.
Philharmonia announces new online & broadcast concerts at Southbank Centre
In October the Philharmonia Orchestra will perform on the Royal Festival Hall stage for the first time since 15 March 2020, in the first of four live-streamed concerts as part of the Southbank Centre’s autumn Inside Out series.
Watch again: Philharmonia Sessions Family Concert
Who says you have to sit still to listen to classical music? Jump to the rhythm of Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, wander through a fairytale world with Ravel, or just lie on the sofa and chill while the sounds of George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings wash over you.
Philharmonia announces first recording with future Principal Conductor
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
Lockdown Listening with Alexander Van Ingen
This month, our incoming Chief Executive, Alexander Van Ingen shares his album picks including some you may not have heard before.
Philharmonia to perform as part of Live BBC Proms 2020
The Philharmonia will return to the Proms as part of the BBC’s series of live performances in September.
Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Alex Paxton announced for 2020/21 Composers' Academy
Two artists announced as the 2020/21 season participants on the Composers’ Academy emerging artists programme.