Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Charity information

Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world's great orchestras. Together with its relationships with the world's most sought-after artists the Philharmonia is at the heart of British musical life.

Founded 1945

  • Mission statement

    The Philharmonia Orchestra aims to maintain and develop its position as one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras in playing quality, creative programming and distinctive live performance experience, by creating the most successful orchestral brand and business.

    The Orchestra has agreed a series of objectives for the next 5 years against which its success is measured.

    These objectives relate both to its core music-making programme and to its work outside the traditional concert arena, focusing on the following key areas:
    - The maintenance of the quality of the playing ensemble, through the achievement of two primary goals: maintaining the quality of artistic opportunity, and the quality and quantity of the Orchestra’s schedule
    - The development of the Orchestra’s role as an originator and producer of new work, through commissioning and collaboration across artforms
    - The development, promotion and marketing of its live performing programme in London, its residencies, throughout the UK and internationally
    - The expansion of its role as a pioneer, leader and creative innovator in the use of digital technologies in reaching the widest possible international audiences
    - The nurturing of interest and knowledge of orchestral music through education, audience development, digital activity and recordings

  • Aims

    Philharmonia Orchestra aims to:

    • Advance public education through the promotion, support and encouragement of the art of music, particularly orchestral music.
    • Raise the appreciation of music by maintaining its position as one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, developing its quality digital and education projects to reach the widest audiences.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1945

    Registered Charity Number: 250277

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 31

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 020 7921 3921

    Address: Philharmonia Orchestra 6 Chancel Street London SE1 0UX

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