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News

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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Blog

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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Video

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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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and John Wilson feature in new online concert series

The Philharmonia Sessions will run during summer 2020.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, credit Benjamin Ealovega

Blog, Video

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.

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Blog

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.

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Philharmonia string players, credit Marina Vidor

Video

Film: The Orchestral String Section – An Introduction

How do 60 individual violins, violas, cellos and basses transform into the lush sound of an orchestral string section? Find out all of their secrets in this film.
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Blog

Lockdown Listening with Mervyn King

Our incoming Chair shares his musical highlights, including something a little different.

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Blog, Video

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.

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Blog, News

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.

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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.

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Philharmonia in rehearsal, credit Camilla Greenwell

Blog

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.

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Video

Film: Conductor Xian Zhang on Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

Conductor Xian Zhang spoke to us about Mahler’s hour-long, soul-searching journey, The Song of the Earth.
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Blog

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.

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