Esa-Pekka Salonen -- Celebrating 30 years conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra
In this film, Philharmonia members past and present tell the story of how a last-minute decision by the Orchestra's management 30 years ago ignited what would go on to be a long-lasting relationship between Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia, firstly as Principal Guest Conductor, and, since 2008, as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor.
Witold Lutosławski - A Polish Life
In this feature-length biopic, Series Advisor Steven Stucky and Principal Conductor and Philharmonia Orchestra Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen travel to Poland to the explore the life and works of Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, from his early life, his struggle for survival in Warsaw during the Second World War, the Stalinist period, and finally into his latter and most mature works.
This film was released as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words: "Music begins where words end". Explore the series' digital resources at philharmonia.co.uk/lutoslawski.
London Mela 2013 in Gunnersbury Park
The Philharmonia Orchestra were delighted to be invited to the Classical Stage at London Mela 2013, to perform Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's composition 'Samaagam', played on the sarod by his two sons Amaan and Ayaan.
In this film we speak with the two brothers before their performance, as well as with conductor David Murphy, who spent a considerable amount of time in Delhi with the composer. We also hear from the Mela's Artistic Director Ajay Chhabra, on the history of the Mela and the continuing relationship with the Philharmonia.
The Making of RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra (Deutsch Untertitel)
A documentary on the making of the Philharmonia Orchestra's immersive digital installation project, RE-RITE: Be the Orchestra. Since its première in 2009 at the Bargehouse, London, RE-RITE has toured within the UK as well as internationally to Portugal, Germany, China and Turkey.
For more information on RE-RITE please visit: http://www.re-rite.co.uk
Béla Bartók: O Castelo do Barba Azul
Entre no mundo do Castelo do Barba Azul e descubra todo o trabalho realizado nos bastidores para fazer nascer a produção da Philharmonia Orchestra da única ópera de Bartók. Encenada por Nick Hillel, do Yeast Culture, e dirigida por Esa-Pekka Salonen, esta nova e única produção apresenta filmes que foram propositadamente criados e que são projectados no cenário em torno da orquestra. A produção realiza uma digressão no Reino Unido e na Europa em Outubro e Novembro de 2011.
Uma produção Philharmonia Orchestra, Rite Digital e Yeast Culture. Uma encomenda conjunta da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e do Konzerthaus de Dortmund. Integra a temporada "Infernal Dance: Inside the World of Béla Bartók", que conta com o generoso patrocínio da Meyer Foundation.
The Orchestra App - Discover the Instruments
The Orchestra is an extraordinary new app from Touch Press that will delight anyone with even a passing interest in classical music. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra performing extended extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.
The app allows real-time selection of multiple video and audio tracks, along with an automatically synchronised score and dynamic graphical note-by-note visualisation of each piece as it is played. The result is an immersive environment for exploring the music and all the instruments of the orchestra.
Click here to download: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-orchestra/id560078788?mt=8
The Orchestra is a collaboration between the Philharmonia Orchestra, Touch Press, Rite Digital, Music Sales Group and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle Production - 24h timelapse
Filmed from the projection booth at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on the 3rd November 2011.
A Philharmonia Orchestra and Rite Digital production in collaboration with Yeast Culture.
A co-commission with the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon and Konzerthaus Dortmund.
Bluebeard's Castle was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra
For more information, please visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/friends
From just £35 a year, Friends enjoy a variety of benefits in return for their support, that give them exclusive access to the orchestra and its musicians. Find out more about becoming a Friend of the Philharmonia with first violinist Nathaniel Anderson-Frank.
Esa-Pekka Salonen on his Violin Concerto
Esa-Pekka Salonen speaks about his Violin Concerto, performed by Leila Josefowicz.
In 2012, Deutsche Grammophon released Out of Nowhere, a disc of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto and Nyx, featuring Leila Josefowicz and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The title of the disc comes from the pencil markings Josefowicz and Salonen wrote over the first movement of the original score for the Grawemeyer Award-winning concerto. Salonen describes the piece as, in many ways, "a summary of my experiences as a musician and a human being at the watershed age of 50." It can be ordered on Amazon: http://ow.ly/dLhBF
Philharmonia Education: Play On
A short film about Play On, a unique project bringing together pupils and staff from Hounslow and Kingston music services and musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra which culminated in a performance on 12 June 2012 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.
We speak to project leader Tim Steiner, Head of Houslow Music Services Oonagh Barry and Philharmonia viola player Gwendolyn Fisher about this creative project.
re-rite: Leicester (Portuguese)
RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, traveled to Leicester in April 2010, transforming the Old Nursery in the city's Museum Walk into the experience of being inside an orchestra while playing Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Over 2,000 people visited RE-RITE during the five-day installation.
RE-RITE travelled to Lisbon in January 2011, for more information please visit: http://www.re-rite.co.uk