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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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Watch on demand: Life in Vienna, Death in Venice

Rich brass fanfares open the programme with Strauss’s Festival Music, followed by Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, a contrasting work full of tender and hushed moments. Britten’s Death in Venice Suite closes this programme conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

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Watch on demand: Alina Ibragimova plays Mozart

Elim Chan conducts this programme of beloved classics: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto, performed by top soloist Alina Ibragimova. To begin, an achingly beautiful piece for string ensemble by British composer Anna Clyne.

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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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5 questions with Alice Coote

Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote shares her thoughts on Britten’s Phaedra, finding the human behind the story and staying true to her own voice.

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Watch on demand: Steven Isserlis plays Schumann

Cellist Steven Isserlis, international exponent of Schumann’s music, plays his Cello Concerto. Conductor Simone Young leads this evening of 19th century classics, including Liszt’s Orpheus and Schubert’s Tragic Symphony.

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Watch again: Family Concert

Enjoy this fun-filled concert for children 0 to 99, with music by pioneering women and a dusting of Disney magic. Watch this free on our YouTube channel.

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Cellist Steven Isserlis on Schumann

Schumann superfan and longtime Philharmonia friend Steven Isserlis writes about the composer’s cello concerto: “a magical masterpiece, every note perfect.”

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Philharmonia announces final performances with Esa-Pekka Salonen as Principal Conductor

Salonen conducts two live, socially-distanced performances at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

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Watch on demand: Serenades and a Symphony

Conductor John Wilson leads this concert featuring Serenades and a Symphony by three towering figures in British music: Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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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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