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Guide to the Philharmonia Orchestra

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LondonBerlioz: Symphonie fantastique

© Julia Wesely
Dukas, Rachmaninov, Berlioz
Philharmonia Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Khatia Buniatishvili

LondonDohnányi: Beethoven Symphony No. 5

© Clive Barda
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Philharmonia Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi; Arabella Steinbacher

LondonMusic of Today: Composer’s AcademyWorld première

Music of Today: Composer’s Academy
Leung, Waley-Cohen, Birman
Philharmonia Orchestra; Anna-Maria Helsing

London2017-18 Korea-UK Year of Culture: Closing Concert

© Luciano Romano
Rossini, Grieg, Tchaikovsky
Philharmonia Orchestra; Han-Na Chang; Sunwook Kim
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La dolce vita and Sommerfrische with the Philharmonia

Daniele Gatti © Marco Borggreve
Italian sunshine and Austrian spring days evoked in a programmes containing two symphonies at the Royal Festival Hall. 
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Two faces of Shostakovitch revealed by Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia

Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keth Saunders
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia explore different sides of Shostakovich in the latest of the Voices of Revolution series 
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Thrilling Beethoven and Mahler in Antwerp

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
A night to remember in Antwerp as Salonen and the Philharmonia demonstrated once again that, in the right hands, familiar repertory can still prove compelling and even surprising.
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Compassion and solace in Brahms’ German Requiem

Karl-Heinz Steffens © Susanne Diesner
At Sunday’s Philharmonia Orchestra concert, guest conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens paired the Requiem with the composer’s autumnal Clarinet Quintet.
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Q&A WITH JAKUB HRŮŠA
Jakub Hrůša © Marina Vidor

From Brno to London: Jakub Hrůša

Last week, Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša was appointed as one of two new Principal Guest Conductors of the Philharmonia Orchestra from the 2017/18 season. Before the announcement, Jakub talked to us about his experience working with the orchestra thus far and about Smetana’s Má vlast which he conducts next season.
BIOGRAPHY
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Esa-Pekka Salonen has a restless innovation that marks him as one of the most important artists in classical music. Salonen is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009.
Heidi Krutzen © Camilla Greenwell
Heidi Krutzen
© Camilla Greenwell