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Watch on demand: Alina Ibragimova plays Mozart

Elim Chan conducts this programme of beloved classics: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto, performed by top soloist Alina Ibragimova. To begin, an achingly beautiful piece for string ensemble by British composer Anna Clyne.

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Meet composer Anna Clyne

Ahead of our concert on 13 May, composer Anna Clyne tells us about her creative process, finding inspiration outside music and the piece she dedicated to her mother, Within her arms.

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Watch on demand: Elgar's Enigma Variations

A rare opportunity to hear Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting British 19th- and 20th-century music. Mezzo Alice Coote joins him for Britten’s dramatic Phaedra and the classic Enigma Variations close the programme.

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5 questions with Alice Coote

Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote shares her thoughts on Britten’s Phaedra, finding the human behind the story and staying true to her own voice.

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Watch on demand: Steven Isserlis plays Schumann

Cellist Steven Isserlis, international exponent of Schumann’s music, plays his Cello Concerto. Conductor Simone Young leads this evening of 19th century classics, including Liszt’s Orpheus and Schubert’s Tragic Symphony.

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Watch again: Family Concert

Enjoy this fun-filled concert for children 0 to 99, with music by pioneering women and a dusting of Disney magic. Watch this free on our YouTube channel.

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Cellist Steven Isserlis on Schumann

Schumann superfan and longtime Philharmonia friend Steven Isserlis writes about the composer’s cello concerto: “a magical masterpiece, every note perfect.”

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Philharmonia announces final performances with Esa-Pekka Salonen as Principal Conductor

Salonen conducts two live, socially-distanced performances at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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