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Philharmonia Orchestra receives Culture Recovery Fund grant

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen are delighted to have been awarded just under £1m from the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

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Lockdown Listening with Jakub Hrůša

Ahead of our next Philharmonia Session, Hrůša conducts Dvořák, conductor Jakub Hrůša shares a tribute to Czech composers and the historical contribution of his homeland to the music world in this month’s Lockdown Listening.

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Watch again: Beethoven and Vaughan Williams

Close your eyes and soar with Vaughan Williams’s jubilant lark over his beloved English countryside. The violin solo, bubbling with joy and freedom, is in the hands of Nicola Benedetti – not just an outstanding performer, but a wonderful advocate for the power of music to enrich our lives.

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Philharmonia announces full online autumn programme

Six online performances in two strands, encompassing livestreamed concerts, pre-recorded performances and radio broadcasts, as the Orchestra continues to build out its new digital performance schedule.

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Everything you need to know about The Lark Ascending and Beethoven’s Symphony No.1

Read about the two pieces in our third Philharmonia Session: Vaughan Williams’ jubilant ode to the skylark’s song and Beethoven’s bold work of youth.

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Lockdown Listening with Saul Nathan

This month, outgoing Chair of the Philharmonia, Saul Nathan, shares his listening picks, including a bit of jazz, piano for left hand, and Lionel Richie.

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Philharmonia announces new online & broadcast concerts at Southbank Centre

In October the Philharmonia Orchestra will perform on the Royal Festival Hall stage for the first time since 15 March 2020, in the first of four live-streamed concerts as part of the Southbank Centre’s autumn Inside Out series.

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Watch again: Philharmonia Sessions Family Concert

Who says you have to sit still to listen to classical music? Jump to the rhythm of Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, wander through a fairytale world with Ravel, or just lie on the sofa and chill while the sounds of George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings wash over you.

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Philharmonia announces first recording with future Principal Conductor

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

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Lockdown Listening with Alexander Van Ingen

This month, our incoming Chief Executive, Alexander Van Ingen shares his album picks including some you may not have heard before.

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Philharmonia to perform as part of Live BBC Proms 2020

The Philharmonia will return to the Proms as part of the BBC’s series of live performances in September.

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Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Alex Paxton announced for 2020/21 Composers' Academy

Two artists announced as the 2020/21 season participants on the Composers’ Academy emerging artists programme.

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Update: concert cancellations to December 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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Lockdown Listening with John Wilson

This month, John Wilson, a regular guest conductor with the Philharmonia, shares his Lockdown Listening choices.

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Film: Philharmonia in the Studio

Join Patrick Bailey to explore the off-stage work of the orchestra, featuring music by composer Jessica Curry.
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