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May 22, 2016
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The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in virtual reality


The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra virtual reality installation is available on weekdays in the Adelaide Town Hall foyer – at 128 King William Street, Adelaide – until May 31.

If you were destined to play the great classics on stage amid some of the country’s most talented musicians but were held back by things beyond your control (perhaps lack of talent? Or something else, of course), then this installation is for you.

In May and June the Adelaide Town Hall is hosting a virtual reality experience where you can sit on stage amidst the players, being conducted by the charming Guy Noble in recitation of five classics. This experience is the first project of a world-leading partnership by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Jumpgate Virtual Reality.

Featuring Sibelius’ Finlandia, Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Carl Vine’s Suite from The Tempest Overture, Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor Allegro Spiritoso and Mahler’s Blumine (from Symphony No. 1 in D Major) – you’ll be neck deep in some of the best music there ever was, all while standing in the foyer at the Town Hall.

The virtual reality is free, and likely far superior to real reality, so we expect there will be a line.

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