Watch Philharmonia’s 35-minute Early Music video. See the musicians demonstrate their instruments and watch Music Director Nicholas McGegan lead a rehearsal and performance of Purcell’s Dioclesian.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra has produced numerous recordings. These are available for purchase and download. The orchestra is also featured in a weekly radio broadcast series on KDFC.
Our focus is on historically informed performance, meaning that we present historical music in a manner appropriate to the time and place in which it was composed. Our programming encompasses the baroque, classical, and early romantic periods.
The history of music is, in many ways, the story of generations of composers. Read profiles of some of the composers whose works we perform.
Among the many fascinating aspects of historical performance are the instruments. Some are similar to those used in the modern orchestra, and others are quite different.