Resident at Southbank Centre
The Philharmonia is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing and for its residencies, music education and the innovative use of the latest technology in reaching new audiences. These, and the relationships it has with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, place the Philharmonia Orchestra at the heart of British musical life.
The Philharmonia Orchestra made its debut on 27 October, 1945. During its first seven decades it has collaborated with most of the great classical artists of the time, from Richard Strauss, Furtwängler and Karajan to Christoph von Dohnányi (Honorary Conductor for Life) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (Conductor Laureate)... Since 1945 the Philharmonia Orchestra has commissioned more than 100 new works, from composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage and James MacMillan.
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