The Philharmonia Orchestra, founded in 1945, is one of the world’s great orchestras. Widely acknowledged for its pioneering approach to the role of an orchestra in the 21st century, the Philharmonia leads the field for the quality of its playing and its innovative work with residencies, music education, audience development and the use of new technology to reach a global audience.
Together with its relationships with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia is at the heart of British musical life.
The Philharmonia performs more than 160 concerts a year, as well as recording music for films, video games and commercial audio releases. The orchestra has been resident at Southbank Centre since 1995 and performs 40 concerts a year in Royal Festival Hall.
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The Philharmonia Orchestra was founded in London in 1945 and has been Resident at Southbank Centre since 1995. It performs 35 concerts here every season, as well as touring extensively across the UK and internationally, and recording music for films, computer games and commercial CD releases. Throughout its 70-year history, the Orchestra has worked with some of the greatest names in classical music, including Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Igor Stravinsky and contemporary stars Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel and Lang Lang, to name just a very few.
New works by leading composers
Since 2008, Esa-Pekka Salonen has held the post of Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser at the Orchestra, maintaining its tradition of innovation. At the heart of its programming policy is a commitment to performing and commissioning new works by leading composers, among them the Artistic Director of its Music of Today series, Unsuk Chin. Throughout its history the Philharmonia Orchestra has commissioned more than 100 works from composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage and James MacMillan. The Orchestra supports talented young musicians with the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and an annual Orchestral Award. It is also pioneers new technology, most recently working on projects including the iOrchestra, which attracted 100,000 participants, and an iPad app, The Orchestra.
Series discounts are available for a number of our selected Philharmonia Orchestra concerts, receiving between 10% - 30% discount depending on the number of concerts being booked.
To receive your series discount, tickets to all the applicable concerts must be purchased in the same transaction - just add more events to your basket to get the discounts below.
- Save 10%: Book 3 - 5 Concerts
- Save 15%: Book 6 - 8 Concerts
- Save 20%: Book 9 - 11 Concerts
- Save 25%: Book 12 - 14 Concerts
- Save 30%: Book 15+ Concerts