COVID-19 update: We have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all Philharmonia Orchestra concerts and performances up to the end of June 2020.
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Philharmonia Haydn Listening Guide, credit Marina Vidor

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Film: Haydn Listening Guide

Join presenter Paul Rissmann to discover the final symphony from the remarkably prolific composer, Joseph Haydn.
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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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Update: concert cancellations until the end of June 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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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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Philharmonia publishes initial report into The Virtual Orchestra

Today the Philharmonia Orchestra releases an initial report about its audience development project The Virtual Orchestra (2018-22), a major strand of the Orchestra’s programme.

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2020/21 London Season at Southbank Centre announced

Philharmonia Orchestra announces 2020/21 London Season with Greek myth in music series, 75th anniversary celebrations part II and major artist appearances

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Beethoven Day films: animation & Salonen interview

Watch two films telling the story of a legendary concert, Beethoven’s 1808 ‘Akademie’ concert in Vienna.

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Caradata High Yield roundtable, 25/09/2019

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A Statement as Askenazy announces retirement

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor Laureate of the Philharmonia, recently announced that he is to step down from conducting.

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Full details of Tokyo residency announced

The Philharmonia takes up residency at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in both live and digital formats.

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Interview with Richard Watkins

Richard Watkins was the Philharmonia’s Principal Horn from 1985 to 1996. Like many of his colleagues, he grew up listening to Dennis Brain’s recordings.

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75 Years of the Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra was founded by impresario and record producer Walter Legge in 1945.

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