The Philharmonia Orchestra

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The Creatures of Prometheus – Philharmonia's fun and witty take on Beethoven's ballet
Stephen Fry and animator Hillary Leben help bring the story of Prometheus to life, with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia performing with panache and grace

Tim Ashley

04, Dec, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 27 November - 4 December
Despite lockdown and tier restrictions, there’s still plenty of new music-making across the UK available to an online audience. Here’s our pick of next week’s live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts

Andrew Clements

27, Nov, 2020 @5:26 PM

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Philharmonia/Rouvali review – bold programme that sparkled
Despite a shrunken symphony orchestra and high stakes, the Philharmonia’s American Dreams launched their online season with music-making at its best

Flora Willson

30, Oct, 2020 @10:16 AM

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Saving classical music from coronavirus | Letters
Letters: Is this the time to launch a national music trust, asks Peter Martindale. And Peter Baker says the problem with social distancing is acute for local venues

Letters

10, Jun, 2020 @5:38 PM

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Philharmonia/Benjamin review - a sensual and spare birthday concert
In this belated birthday celebration, George Benjamin’s programme included his own music plus a sombre memorial to his late friend Oliver Knussen

Andrew Clements

08, Mar, 2020 @10:52 AM

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Philharmonia/Salonen review – Turnage gets the horn
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s horn concerto was premiered with understated virtuosity by Richard Watkins, part of a programme that focused on the instrument with warmth and wit

Tim Ashley

17, Jan, 2020 @3:58 PM

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HarrisonParrott: 50 Years in a Day review – starry celebration with old-fashioned feel
The classical agency marked its half century with three marathon pick’n’mix-style concerts

Flora Willson

07, Oct, 2019 @12:18 PM

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Philharmonia / Salonen / Tetzlaff review – Berg and Hindemith of angry beauty
The orchestra’s new season opened with tempestuous works, born of dark times, that terrifically contrasted emotion and restraint

Tim Ashley

27, Sep, 2019 @1:50 PM

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Philharmonia/Salonen review – style but not enough substance for Weimar series opener
The first of the Philharmonia’s Bittersweet Metropolis events focused on Berg, Hindemith and Weill but felt like a banquet without a main course

Erica Jeal

11, Jun, 2019 @8:11 AM

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The Bartered Bride review – charm and wit in assured English village staging
Director Paul Curran transfers Smetana’s comic masterpiece to 1950s England to create an irresistibly energetic production

Martin Kettle

03, Jun, 2019 @11:47 AM

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Philharmonia / Rouvali review – top dog designate shows his pedigree
Freshly announced as the orchestra’s next principal conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali directed a sizzling and sensual programme of Adams and Stravinsky

Andrew Clements

31, May, 2019 @5:11 PM

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The week in classical: the Anvil at 25; Semele; Symphonie fantastique – review
The excellent Anvil celebrates its quarter century with flair not fanfare, Handel’s a hit at Ally Pally, and more Berlioz fireworks

Fiona Maddocks

12, May, 2019 @6:59 AM

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