The Philharmonia Orchestra

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
‘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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
Philharmonia/Uchida/Salonen review – smaller scale but beautiful, Salonen bows out with a whisper
Esa-Pekka Salonen bids farewell to the Philharmonia with a perfectly put-together programme, with Mitsuko Uchida’s playful but profound Beethoven a highlight

Erica Jeal

11, Jun, 2021 @11:11 AM

Article image
Let’s not ‘get back to normal’: the Southbank Centre will reflect our changed world
From postponed Meltdowns to melted icecream, shutting down an 11-acre multi-venue site has made for a challenging 15 months at London’s Southbank Centre. But, as it reopens, there have been gains as well as losses

Gillian Moore

25, May, 2021 @1:24 PM

Article image
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

Article image
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

1 / 28 pages