About Philharmonia Orchestra

Ever since its founding in 1945, the Philharmonia Orchestra has been celebrated as among the UK’s most brilliant and most respected musical ensembles. Its residency at the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival comprises an orchestral concert, an opera-in-concert, a chamber recital showcasing its exceptional musicians, and three performances of Dvořák’s Rusalka from Garsington Opera.

The Philharmonia Orchestra has maintained its distinctive richness and high-definition sound right across its almost eight decades, under eminent music directors who have included Otto Klemperer, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

At the end of his first season as current Principal Conductor, inspirational young Finn Santtu-Matias Rouvali leads the orchestra with two mighty works of heroism and vision. With its vivid playing, and the opulence and focus of its exhilarating performances, experience many sides of the Philharmonia Orchestra at this year’s International Festival.

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