The Virtual Orchestra: 360 Experience Preview

Take the best seat in the house: on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership with Southbank Centre and technology company Inition, has created a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience, available to try for free at Southbank Centre from 23 September - 2 October as part of The Virtual Orchestra celebration of classical music.

Viewers are transported backstage at Royal Festival Hall, then on to the platform in the centre of the orchestra, as the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a performance of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.

Put on virtual reality headsets and headphones and experience an orchestra like never before. As you turn your head, the 3D audio and video allows you to hear the nuances of each section, including details such as the sound of the score pages turning. It is a truly 360-degree experience.

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