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Philharmonia Sessions

Enjoy specially-created online performances of some of the most uplifting classical music.

Philharmonia Sessions

What: a series of new performances streamed to you from the heart of London.
Who: The Philharmonia Sessions feature ensembles of between 30 and 40 Philharmonia players, joined by some of the UK’s top conductors and soloists.
Where: Our YouTube channel is our temporary concert hall – subscribe to be the first to hear when we release a new film.
When: Each Philharmonia Session will be premiered at the date and time listed below, and remain available online for a month or more afterwards.
How much: The Philharmonia Sessions are free to watch. Please support our players and help us cover the costs of this series by making a donation if you can.

Supported by:
Goldman Sachs Gives
John and Carol Wates
The Wates Foundation

Watch again: Sheku performs Saint-Saëns

Photo of Lucy Drever at the Philharmonia Sessions
Online concert

Philharmonia Sessions: Family Concert

Holly Mathieson – conductor
Lucy Drever – presenter
Angie Newman – British Sign Language interpreter

Programme features:
GEORGE WALKER Lyric for strings, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana, RAVEL Mother Goose (excerpts), JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst


Nicola Benedetti, credit Andy Gotts
Online concert

Philharmonia Sessions: Beethoven and Vaughan Williams

Paavo Järvi – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin

  • Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 1