The Philharmonia Orchestra

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Currie/Philharmonia/Francis review – Colin Currie leads impressive short works
The percussionist showed off complex polyrhythms from Luke Bedford and led an instrumental kaleidoscope by Philippe Hurel

Andrew Clements

25, Nov, 2022 @1:37 PM

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Philharmonia/Rouvali/Levit review – secure and clear-sighted Beethoven
The Emperor Concerto – at the centrepiece of this Philharmonia concert – became a moving tribute to the late Lars Vogt, and Anna Clyne’s lively triptych Color Field and Dvořák’s Seventh offered much to admire

Andrew Clements

06, Nov, 2022 @3:09 PM

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The week in classical: La Traviata; Salome; Jeneba Kanneh-Mason & the Philharmonia – review
NI Opera’s excellent new Verdi production went straight to the heart, while Royal Opera’s Strauss revival failed to ignite. Plus, the next star Kanneh-Mason…

Fiona Maddocks

17, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Prom 38: Philharmonia/Santtu-Matias Rouvali review – raucous but undemanding
Rouvali’s Proms debut as principal conductor of the Philharmonia could have been more challenging; while violinist Jennifer Koh was understated on Missy Mazzoli’s Procession

Andrew Clements

16, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Philharmonia/Blomstedt review – flow and glow as one one of wonders of our age remains in control
In Mozart, Maria João Pires was an ideal partner for Blomstedt’s attentiveness to pulse, phrasing and dynamics; his unified and unshowy approach brought lightness and clarity to Bruckner

Martin Kettle

28, May, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Bruce Liu/Philharmonia/Santtu-Matias Rouvali review – an unexpected but refined UK debut
Last year’s winner of the International Chopin competition, Bruce Liu, was a late substitution for this all-Tchaikovsky programme, but made light and elegant work of the challenging Second Concerto

Andrew Clements

14, Mar, 2022 @2:51 PM

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The week in classical: Theatre of Voices; Philharmonia/Wilson; Felix Klieser – review
John Luther Adams’s Grand Canyon meditation finally surfaces; James Ehnes makes Walton look easy; and Felix Klieser and co shine in Mozart and Brahms

Fiona Maddocks

19, Feb, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Philharmonia/Labèque Sisters review – intensive immersion in Philip Glass
Replacing a live-accompanied screening of Koyaanisqatsi, this programme was intoxicating, thrilling and clearly exhausting to perform

Flora Willson

22, Oct, 2021 @11:36 AM

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‘A conductor needs to be a psychologist’: Santtu-Matias Rouvali’s big plans for the Philharmonia
He hunts all his own food, unwinds in the sauna, and yearns to play with the Rolling Stones. Meet the Philharmonia’s new principal conductor, a dynamic, 35-year-old Finn

Imogen Tilden

19, Oct, 2021 @3:02 PM

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The week in classical: Music of Today; Rites: Philharmonia/Rouvali; Amadigi; Venus and Adonis
Santtu-Matias Rouvali’s first season with the Philharmonia gets off to a flying start alongside compatriot Pekka Kuusisto

Fiona Maddocks

09, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Philharmonia/Rouvali review – new principal conductor proves himself a fine Straussian
In his first concert as the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali brought a glowing string sound and irresistible elan to an all-Strauss programme

Tim Ashley

01, Oct, 2021 @11:01 AM

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The week in classical: Dido’s Ghost; Der Rosenkavalier; Philharmonia/ Salonen – review
Errollyn Wallen had a bold new take on Dido and Aeneas, while the Philharmonia sparkled with a staging of Strauss’s opera and bid farewell to Esa-Pekka Salonen

Fiona Maddocks

12, Jun, 2021 @11:23 AM

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