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Based in the Great Britain, the Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the most popular orchestral ensembles of London. Since the year 1995, the orchestra has been performing at the Royal Festival Hall of Great Britain. The orchestra is also known to perform on a regular basis at the Anvil in Basingstoke, the Corn Exchange in Bedford and the De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Apart from its regular performances the orchestra is known to plan worldwide tours as well. The current conductor for the orchestra is Esa-Pekka Salonen who organizes classical as well as popular and contemporary ensembles. Apart from these two categories the orchestra also performs soundtrack and scores from popular movies. You can also view an upcoming performance by this orchestra, if you get your hands on some Philharmonia Orchestra tickets as soon as possible.
The Philharmonia Orchestra was formed in the year 1945 by Walter Legge, who has earned fame for being a record producer particularly in the genre of classical music. Walter Legge has worked for the EMI record label group for a majority of his professional career until the 1960s when he resigned after a disagreement with the company. Before the breakout of the Second World War, Walter Legge worked under Thomas Beecham who was in charge of the Royal Opera House situated in Covent Garden, London. During the Second World War, Walter Legge thought of creating a first class entertainment orchestra after the war subsided and planned to invite Beecham to work at this orchestra as well. However, his plans did not fall into action as Beecham declined to work as an employee of Walter Legge and went on to create his very own orchestra called the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where Legge was hired as Beecham’s employee.
The finances for the orchestra were provided by Richard Strauss, Arturo Toscanini, Wilhelm Furtwangler and the Maharaja of Mysore of that time. Even though Legge was named the official principal conductor of the Orchestra, most of the duties of the principal conductor were performed by Herbert von Karajan, who never got an official title by the Philharmonia Orchestra. In the year 1954, Herbert von Karajan was head hunted by the owners of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra due to which he had to end his affiliation with the Philharmonia, after which Legge went on to make Otto Klemperer the official conductor for the orchestra. He went on to compose and create many successful recordings for the orchestra such as the “Indian Summer” after which he was given the title of the conductor for life. Get to listen to some of his famous compositions at the next Philharmonia Orchestra tickets.
After a few heated quarrels put forth by Legge, he decided to disband the entire Philharmonia Orchestra in the year 1964; however this decision was unanimously put aside as the members of the orchestra then founded its own governing body called the “New Philharmonia Orchestra”. The new orchestra made its debut performance without Legge’s management in the same year, after which the orchestra went on to perform many live musical ensembles without Legge as part of the team. Currently this particular orchestra has gained massive popularity due to its recordings and scores, which have also been used by many famous movies such as Henry V by Shakespeare and Oliver Twist directed by David Lean.
Currently the orchestra’s honorary conductor is Christoph von Dohnanyi, who has been named conductor for life. Apart from this the orchestra’s team consists of two more conductors named Kurt Sanderling and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Over the years, ever since its formation the orchestra has had a total of six principal conductors. Get to listen to original movie scores and other classical and contemporary ensembles at the next show presented by Philharmonia and do not forget to purchase Philharmonia Orchestra tickets as soon as possible, before they run out.