Virtual Orchestra

Festival Place, Basingstoke

1 Jul - 11 Aug

Other

  • Tickets: Admission free
  • Suitable for: ages 7 and over

The Virtual Orchestra is a free experience for all the family that gives everyone the opportunity to see a symphony orchestra from the inside, no matter what your age or experience.

Walk through the installation showcasing the workings of the Philharmonia as the Orchestra perform Holst’s The Planets, conducted by Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Witness each section playing their part. With over 37 screens, journey your way through the installation from violins to percussion, and from Mercury to Neptune.

Alongside, try the award-winning Virtual Reality experience. Put on virtual reality headsets and headphones and be whisked to a performance of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony from inside the orchestra. This is a 360-degree experience: recorded with 3D audio as well as 3D visuals, you hear each and every instrument as you turn to see the Philharmonia Orchestra all around you.

Schools Workshops: 1 - 12 Jul

Community Group Workshops: 1 - 12 Jul

Public Opening: 13 - 31 Jul, 1 - 11 Aug

Family Activities: 13 - 27 Jul, 3 - 10 Aug

Free Guided Tours: 13, 20 & 27 Jul, 3 & 10 Aug

Quiet Hour: 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 Jul, 3, 5 & 10 Aug

Live Performances: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Jul,  3, 4, 10, 11 Aug

For more information please visit the Philharmonia Orchestra's website

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