The Virtual Reality Orchestra

Bringing Beethoven to the Masses with Virtual Reality

LA Philharmonic is launching a mobile virtual reality orchestral experience tour utilizing the Oculus Rift in select locations around Los Angeles. The entire VR experience on wheels is being dubbed the VAN Beethoven (because a van/truck) and will run from September 11th to October 18th. The VAN Beethoven customized truck will give visitors an opportunity to experience the first minutes of Beethoven’s timeless Symphony No. 5, led by Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in an immersive 360-degree environment. Visitors will climb aboard the VAN Beethoven truck, complete with carpet and seating from Walt Disney Concert Hall, and put on an Oculus Rift headset connected to the Orchestra VR virtual reality app.  ….[READ]

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