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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lockdown Listening with Julia Zilberman
Julia Zilberman, Chair of the Development Board, shares her Lockdown Listening, from Rachmaninov to Beethoven, from Bernes to burlesque.
Introduction to Art by Post
Explore the story behind our booklet for Southbank Centre’s Art by Post project.
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.
Inside Hear and Now
What is it like taking part in Hear and Now? De Montfort University student Molly shares her experience.
Lockdown Listening with Lucy Drever
This month, Philharmonia Sessions presenter Lucy Drever shares music to inspire, motivate and de-stress.
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.