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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.
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.
Lockdown Listening with John Wilson
This month, John Wilson, a regular guest conductor with the Philharmonia, shares his Lockdown Listening choices.
Film: Philharmonia in the Studio
Sheku Kanneh-Mason and John Wilson feature in new online concert series
The Philharmonia Sessions will run during summer 2020.
Watch with us: Salonen conducts Holst's The Planets
Join us for the YouTube premiere of our film of The Planets, with an extra final movement composed specially for our installation by Joby Talbot, on Friday 19 June at 7pm UK time.
Lockdown Listening with Victoria Irish
President of the Orchestra and 1st Violin Victoria Irish talks about home, recording sessions, and French dinner parties in this Lockdown Listening.
Film: The Orchestral String Section – An Introduction
Lockdown Listening with Mervyn King
Our incoming Chair shares his musical highlights, including something a little different.
Watch with us: Salonen conducts Mahler Symphony No. 3
We would like to invite you to join us for a journey into Mahler’s world, as we stream this performance again on YouTube.
Music of Today: thank you to Artistic Director Unsuk Chin
We pay tribute to Unsuk Chin for her tenure as Artistic Director of Music of Today, and she shares a personal message for the Orchestra.
Philharmonia appoints Ben Larpent as Director of Artistic Planning
The Philharmonia Orchestra is delighted to announce that Ben Larpent will join its senior management team in the new role of Director of Artistic Planning.
Online experiences in music: at home with Philharmonia players
Our members have put shutdown time to creative use, creating videos to keep our community entertained online.
Film: Conductor Xian Zhang on Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
Meet cellist Steven Isserlis
While we are unable to perform for you in person, cellist Steven Isserlis spoke to us about Kabalevsky’s Cello Concerto No. 2 and his relationship with the Philharmonia.