The Philharmonia Orchestra

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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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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

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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

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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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