Discover the Philharmonia, Classic FM's Orchestra on Tour, with a biography, news, features and music to play and download.
The Philharmonia Orchestra has been committed to finding new ways to bring its top quality live performance to audiences worldwide, and to using new technologies to achieve this.
One of it's innovations is 'The Sound Exchange', a unique interactive music education programme which enables audiences to engage with The Orchestra through interactive webcasts, pocdasts, downloads and games.
Thousands of music fans watch the monthly Philharmonia video podcasts on YouTube, featuring artist interviews and features on the latest Philharmonia projects and you can watch some of the most recent episodes right here:
Esa-Pekka Salonon at Classic FM
As part of Philharmonia Week on Classic FM, The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen is interviewed by Anne-Marie Minhall in the Classic FM studios.
Vladimir Askenazy Interview
Conductor of the Philharmonia, Vladimir Ashkenazy, talks to Joint Principal cellist, David Cohen, about his career as a conductor.
Nicola Benedetti on Sibelius
The Scottish violinst discusses playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto, performing with the Philharmonia and on life as a young soloist.
Sam Burstin on Berlioz
Viola player Sam Burstin describes the haunting story told in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Gustavo Dudamel on Mahler
We join Gustavo Dudamel and three young conductors of the Allianz Conductors’ Academy as they work on Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.
James Ehnes on Tchaikovsky
Grammy Award-winning James Ehnes describes playing Tchaikovsky’s highly virtuosic Violin Concerto.
Stravinky’s Firebird Suite
Paul Rissmann takes us on a colourful and magical journey through Stravinky’s Firebird Suite.
Nikolai Lugansky on Rachmaninov
Pianist Nikolai Lugansky takes us through the much celebrated Second Piano Concerto of Rachmaninov.
Esa Pekka Salonen on Vienna
Principal Conductor Esa Pekka Salonen describes the role of Schoenberg and the influence of early twentieth century Viennese music.
Philharmonia on Tour
We travel with the Philharmonia on tour and see the advantages (and problems!) with transporting an orchestra around Europe.