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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.
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.
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.
Lockdown Listening with Matthew Hurlock
This month, President of the Philharmonia Foundation Matthew Hurlock shares a listening list full of Philharmonia memories.
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
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
Watch on demand: Benedetti plays Beethoven
Star violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the Philharmonia Orchestra in this all-Beethoven online concert
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.
Philharmonia and Wardington’s Original Ludlow Dry Gin launch new partnership
Together, we will release a new limited-edition London Dry ‘Philharmonia Gin’.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.