We’re excited to play Tansy Davies’ new four horn concerto, Forest, in London, Basingstoke and Madrid this week.

Performing new works is one of our primary focuses – have a look at this playlist of of our recent work with some of the world’s greatest living composers:

Philharmonia Orchestra: Living Music and Today's Composers - YouTube

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TONIGHT: Our Inspirations series with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard begins at the Royal Festival Hall, featuring the UK premiere of Stravinsky's funeral song.

Don't miss Esa-Pekka and Pierre-Laurent discuss the series in the free pre-concert talk at 6pm!
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Bachtrack: "Steffens and the Philharmonia must continue their exploration of this repertory, and soon." [ Ow.ly Link ]
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In Leicester this week at De Montfort Hall we celebrated out partnership with De Montfort University in a concert conducted by Karl-Heinz Steffens and with David Fray as the soloist in Schumann's Piano Concerto. Some photos, by Beth Walsh, of a great night...
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This Sunday we give the UK premiere of Stravinsky's Funeral Song in the first of four concerts with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard - discover more here: [ Philharmonia.co.uk Link ]
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Tonight we welcome back Karl-Heinz Steffens to the Festival Hall for Brahms' Third Symphony after yesterday's performance in Leicester!

We recorded all the Brahms symphonies back in 2012 with Christoph von Dohnányi - have a listen here:

Johannes Brahms: The Four Symphonies

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Interested in finding out more about Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Walton? Hear John Wilson and Lawrence Power in their fascinating Pre-concert talk from last Sunday's concert - available for free on Soundcloud:

Pre-Concert Talk: Lawrence Power, John Wilson, and Robin O’Neill, 12/02/17

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Can't make it to tonight's concert in Leicester? Don't worry, it'll be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 next month! Watch this space for details
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Delve into one of music’s most infamous love triangles this Valentine’s Day in the complex and tragic relationship between Brahms and the Schumanns.

We perform Brahms & Schumann in Leicester & London with Karl-Heinz Steffens this week – details here: [ Philharmonia.co.uk Link ]

Brahms writing to Clara Schumann

Congratulations to our principal conductor and artistic advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is a finalist in the 2017 International Opera Awards along with Garsington Opera, where we perform Pélleas et Mélisande this summer!
The vibrant culture and iconic landmarks of London have long been a draw for musicians and composers - have a look at Classic FM's list of 15 of the best pieces inspired by London ahead of our concert with John Wilson later. Details here: [ Philharmonia.co.uk Link ]

John Ireland: A London Overture (1936)

On this day:
Bruckner's Ninth Symphony premiered in Vienna in 1903 - we recorded it with Christoph von Dohnányi at the Salzburg festival in 2014! Have a listen on soundcloud: [ Soundcloud.com Link ]

Bruckner Symphony No.9 | Live at the Salzburg Festival | Christoph von Dohnányi

Hear conductor John Wilson on BBC Radio 3 In Tune ahead of his concert with us on Sunday - details here: [ Philharmonia.co.uk Link ]

Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee and Nathaniel Mann, John Wilson, Belcea Quartet, In Tune - BBC Radio 3

Chinese New Year Artist Spotlight:

Bridging East and West is a major focus in tonight's Chinese New Year concert – China’s leading conductor Long Yu - 余隆 has made it his life’s work.
Take a look at his ambitious new music project that will present 40 brand new works by Chinese and Western composers: [ Compose2020.com Link ]
We are saddened to hear about the sudden closure of the Ravel museum, Le Belvédère, the composer’s home in his final years. With its unique and personal insight into Ravel’s life, we are proud to have filmed there for our City of Light series three years ago: [ Youtube.com Link ]

The closure of the Ravel museum would be an act of cultural sabotage

Our 17/18 subscription season is now on sale – book online or call 0800 652 6717: [ Philharmonia.co.uk Link ]
Chinese New Year:

You can catch two of our gala concert artists, conductor Long Yu - 余隆 and violinist Maxim Vengerov on BBC Radio 3's In Tune - listen here:

Alisa Weilerstein, Maxim Vengerov, Long Yu, In Tune - BBC Radio 3

Chinese New Year Artist Spotlight:

Bass baritone Shenyang is famed on opera stages across the world, but it was winning the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition that first elevated him to stardom - watch the performance that made it all as he sings Aleko's Cavatina by Rachmaninov: [ Bbc.co.uk Link ]
In turbulent times music can unite cultures - these US and Mexican youth orchestras have crossed the borders to stage a concert together:

Amid deteriorating U.S.-Mexico relationship, border youth orchestras unite for joint concerts | Mexico | Dallas News

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Violinist Maxim Vengerov is a household name to most – but did you know he was the first classical musician to become a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador? Find out more about him in this interview with Classic FM: [ Classicfm.com Link ]