Virtual-reality concert experience

ASO offers virtual-reality concert experience

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has embraced the world of virtual reality so audiences can experience what it’s like to be on stage with the conductor and musicians during a concert performance. The orchestra has partnered with Adelaide-based Jumpgate Virtual Reality, which recorded its Classics Unwrapped concert conducted by Guy Noble at the Town Hall in May. Members of the public will have the opportunity to don virtual-reality headsets and experience the result at five lunchtime sessions next week in the foyer of the Santos building in the city. “We’ve had a number of board members and many of our players and friends of the ASO experience it, and every single person has had the same reaction – they are all blown away, because it is such an immersive thing,” says ASO chief executive Vincent Ciccarello. ….[READ]

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