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The Philharmonia is an orchestra based in London. Since 1995 it has been based in the Royal Festival Hall. In Britain it is also the Resident Orchestra at De Montfort Hall, Leicester and the Bedford Corn Exchange.

The orchestra was founded in 1945 by Walter Legge, and although it did give the occasional live concert, it was mainly intended to be a recording orchestra for EMI, where Legge was an executive. Thomas Beecham led its debut concert in 1946, but… read more

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  • FÓDA
  • Named as if there were only an orchestra in the wold... ¬¬
  • @happy2befree: That's another orchestra, see the [artist]Royal Philharmonic Orchestra[/artist].
  • Saw them perform Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique in Berkeley, CA over the weekend. Stunningly beautiful and intensely emotional performance. One of the best symphonies I've ever heard.
  • isnt it Royal?:-)
  • How incredible it would be to see them perform! ♫
  • I went to see them perform the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey tonight at Royal Festival Hall, London... They were amazing, also the movie... Magical
  • Happy New Year everyone, there's a new [group]Conductors[/group] group on Last.fm! ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen
  • yeah that was a pretty okay class
  • I take you have that music: an apprecation book and cd.

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