Philharmonia Orchestra
03/23/2017 at 13:46. Facebook
Tonight, with Jakub Hrůša, we perform Brahms' final symphony - the dark, fateful Fourth.

Discover more about this astonishing work in The Guardian's Symphony Guide:

Symphony guide: Brahms's Fourth
We’re delighted to announce that Vladimir Ashkenazy has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Philharmonia, joining a select list of people who are incredibly special to the Orchestra.

Here he is receiving a set of framed commemorative photographs from Philharmonia Chair, Kira Doherty.
Philharmonia Orchestra
03/21/2017 at 15:50. Facebook
This World Poetry Day, why not celebrate slightly differently by discovering the magic of a symphonic poem?

Watch Esa-Pekka Salonen introduce fantastical Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune:

Listening Guide: Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, talks about Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and its sig...

Philharmonia Orchestra
03/19/2017 at 17:34. Facebook
“Music will win in the end... After all, music is not just an exercise in making sounds. It is a reflection of our joint spiritual endeavours.” Our Conductor Laureate Vladimir Ashkenazy talks to the Observer: [ Link ]

Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says Ashkenazy
Philharmonia Orchestra
03/19/2017 at 09:14. Facebook
Dvořák's Cello Concerto premiered on this day in 1896 - we look forward to performing it with Gautier Capuçon in February next year.

For Dvořák lovers who can't wait until then, you can hear his Eighth Symphony in three weeks time with Jakub Hrůša!

Dvorak Antonin :: Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
03/18/2017 at 09:04. Facebook
Happy birthday Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov!

We perform Scheherezade with Yuri Temirkanov in October - details here:

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade :: Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
03/17/2017 at 14:36. Facebook
This Thursday marks the next in our series of free chamber concerts, with Beethoven's Horn Sonata and Brahms' Third Piano Quartet.

Hear some of our players reveal what makes the chamber series so special:

Philharmonia Chamber Players

Discover the magic of chamber music with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Chamber Players series. Hear what playing in a chamber group means to the members ...

Philharmonia Orchestra
03/17/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
We had a fantastic time performing Mozart with Antoine Tamestit and Veronika Eberle last night, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy - Antoine has shared some of his experiences in these photos:
Philharmonia Orchestra
03/16/2017 at 09:49. Facebook
Ben Zander conducts Beethoven with us on Saturday - don't miss his pre-concert talk on the day at 6pm. Before, watch his TED talk on classical music here:

The transformative power of classical music
We perform Elgar's First Symphony in Canterbury tonight and in London tomorrow, with Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting.

Find out more about the enigmatic composer in this Classic FM guide:

Elgar: 15 facts about the great composer
From growing up within El Sistema to the influence of Giuseppe Sinopoli - discover more about conductor Rafael Payare in his conversation with Jessica Duchen from last Thursday's Pre-Concert Talk:

Pre-Concert Talk: Rafael Payare and Jessica Duchen, 09/03/2017
Ashkenazy conducts Elgar - 16 March

"He manages to convey what we're living for" - Vladimir Ashkenazy on the music of Elgar.

Hear him give a very personal insight into the music of Russia and introduce Elgar's First Symphony on BBC Radio 3 In Tune (from 45:50):

Joseph Tawadros, Vladimir Ashkenazy, St Catharine's College Choir, In Tune - BBC Radio 3
Our pioneering creative partnership with Leicester-based Soft Touch Arts empowers young people through music in an intensive project fusing classical and urban music – discover the new genre the young artists have created as they draw parallels between Beethoven’s life and the struggles facing people today.
Not heard our new Nielsen recording yet? Listen now with our partners IDAGIO, the new streaming platform for classical music: [ Link ]
Ashkenazy conducts Elgar - 16 March

In next week's concert, Veronika Eberle is the violin soloist in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante - aged 28, she has already established herself through her exceptional talent. Find out more about her in this interview from 2015:

YOUNG ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Veronika Eberle, violinist - The Amati Magazine
Ashkenazy conducts Elgar - 16 March

Next week we are joined by the violist Antoine Tamestit for Mozart's sparkling Sinfonia Concertante with Veronika Eberle.

Before, watch this performance of Antoine playing Hindemith's beautiful Trauermusik with Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony:

Hindemith: Trauermusik ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Antoine Tamestit ∙ Paavo Järvi

Langsam - Ruhig bewegt - Lebhaft - Choral »Für deinen Thron tret ich hiermit«. Sehr langsam ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) ∙ Ant...

Our Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen has recently written a thrilling new Cello Concerto for the New York Philharmonic and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, premiering next week - read more on the work below!

You can hear his Pentatonic Etude played by Lawrence Power ahead of our performance of Mahler Symphony No. 1 in June: [ Link ]

A Complex Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma
"It might be Scandinavian, but his music is altogether hotter, more volatile and certainly more of a rollercoaster ride." Take a closer look at the life and music of Danish composer Carl Nielsen with Paavo Järvi. To buy or stream our new album of Nielsen's music, visit: [ Link ]
In a pioneering creative partnership, we’ve teamed up with Leicester-based Soft Touch Arts for Symphonize:

A project that empowers young people through intensive, collaborative working, tapping into their passion for popular music and technology whilst offering an opportunity to explore different musical styles and approaches.
Tonight we perform Rachmaninov's beautiful Symphonic Dances with Venezuelan star conductor Rafael Payare.

Discover more about the dances in this BBC Radio 3 listening guide:

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, BBC Proms Music Guides - BBC Radio 3