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Philharmonia Sessions, Hrusa conducts Dvorak, credit Luca Migliore

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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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Watch on demand: Salonen conducts Ravel and Britten

American soprano Julia Bullock makes her Southbank Centre debut in Britten’s Les Illuminations, and Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Ravel’s ballet Mother Goose.

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Watch on demand: Santtu-Matias Rouvali—American Dreams

Aaron Copland, Florence Price, Steve Reich and Igor Stranvinsky rub shoulders in this captivating concert marking our 75th birthday.

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Philharmonia, Julia Bullock, credit Allison Michael Orenstein.

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Meet American soprano Julia Bullock

We spoke to American soprano Julia Bullock ahead of her Philharmonia debut about her extensive work on Les Illuminations text by Arthur Rimbaud, working with Esa-Pekka Salonen and much more.

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Who was Florence Price?

Read about trailblazer composer Florence Price, the first African American woman to gain national acclaim and whose work was almost lost forever.

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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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Philharmonia, conductor Jakub Hrusa, credit Luca Migliore

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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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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, credit Camilla Greenwell

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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

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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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Esa-Pekka Salonen, credit Camilla Greenwell

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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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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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