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Blog

Introduction to the MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme

What can new applicants expect from the MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme? We spoke to our Director of Learning & Engagement Shani Crawford to find out.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen is awarded an Honorary Knighthood

The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen has been awarded an Honorary Knighthood (KBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for services to music and UK-Finland relations.

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Meet Director of Artistic Planning Ben Larpent

This month, Claire Whittle interviewed our new Director of Artistic Planning Ben Larpent to find out more about our programme planning and his recent introduction to the Philharmonia.

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Matthew Hurlock

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Lockdown Listening with Matthew Hurlock

This month, President of the Philharmonia Foundation Matthew Hurlock shares a listening list full of Philharmonia memories.

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Watch again: Beethoven's Prometheus

Beethoven superfan Stephen Fry joins conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen for this re-telling of the myth of Prometheus. Watch this free concert on our YouTube channel

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Learn all about Beethoven's The Creatures of Prometheus

Prometheus’ myth has had many retellings over the centuries – read all about Beethoven’s take The Creatures of Prometheus ballet and how the work was received by 1801 Vienna

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Nicola Benedetti and Pekka Kuusisto performing with the Philharmonia, credit Camilla Greenwell

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Watch on demand: Benedetti plays Beethoven

Star violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the Philharmonia Orchestra in this all-Beethoven online concert

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5 questions with Pekka Kuusisto

Ahead of his first Philharmonia concert as conductor, we spoke with Pekka Kuusisto about his approach to Beethoven, conducting in a pandemic and much more.

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Philharmonia and Wardington’s Original Ludlow Dry Gin launch new partnership

Together, we will release a new limited-edition London Dry ‘Philharmonia Gin’.

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Lockdown Listening with Cheremie Hamilton-Miller

This month, Deputy President of the Orchestra and Viola Cheremie Hamilton-Miller shares her musical picks for running, listening and playing.

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Watch on demand: Stephen Hough plays Mendelssohn

Virtuoso pianist Stephen Hough joins us as we celebrate the power of music to wash away worries and gloomy weather, with the sunniest, most light-hearted Mendelssohn

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Meet American composer Jessie Montgomery

We spoke to Jessie Montgomery ahead of our performance of her work, Strum, about her process as a composer, the importance of art in the community and much more.

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Watch again: Hrůša conducts Dvořák

We all need an escape once in a while – and what better way to forget about the world for an evening than with a stunningly-filmed concert? Star cellist Alisa Weilerstein and longstanding Philharmonia friend Jakub Hrůša take on this all-Dvořák programme filled with joy, passion and plenty of flair.

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A guide to Antonín Dvořák's music

Read about Dvorak’s use of tunes and rhythms from folk music, his initial dislike for the cello and much more ahead of our Philharmonia Session conducted by fellow Czech Jakub Hrůša

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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.

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