Top 7 VR Ambisonic Classical Music Concerts
If you haven’t realized the power of classic music, or are struggling for leisure to enjoy an orchestra, virtual reality experiences can transport you to a live performance, while preserving its authentic charm. Wondering how VR is applied to the music industry, especially in terms of classic music performances? Check out our list of best VR orchestras!
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California. It has a regular season of concerts from October through June at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a summer season at the Hollywood Bowl from July through September. Gustavo Dudamel is the current Music Director, and Esa-Pekka Salonen is Conductor Laureate.
Music critics have described the orchestra as the most “contemporary minded”, “forward thinking”, “venturesome and admired” orchestra in the US.
Originally produced for the VAN Beethoven tour, Orchestra VR is the first virtual reality experience produced by the LA Phil, immersing the viewers in the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall for a 360° 3-D performance featuring the opening of Beethoven’s timeless Fifth Symphony performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and conducted by Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the “Big Five” American orchestras, the orchestra is based at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where it performs its subscription concerts, numbering over 130 annually, in Verizon Hall.
This performance was brought to you by the Google Cultural Institute, recorded in Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world for classical and popular music. Based in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, it was designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891.
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra is a Japanese symphony orchestra based in Tokyo, with administrative offices in Suginami. The orchestra’s current chief conductor is Pietari Inkinen, since 2016.
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra was founded on June 22, 1956, as the exclusive subsidiary orchestra under the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting. The orchestra made a subsidiary contract with Fuji Television in 1959. The orchestra undertook its first overseas tour of the United States and Canada in 1964.
The video features the orchestra performing in Suntory Hall, a concert hall complex located in Tokyo, Japan. Yasuhisa Toyota and Minoru Nagata were in charge of its architectural and acoustic design. What do you think of the sound performance of this concert?
The Konzerthausorchester Berlin is a symphony orchestra based in Berlin, Germany. The orchestra is resident at the Konzerthaus Berlin, designed by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The building was destroyed during World War II, and was rebuilt from 1979 to 1984.
The orchestra was founded in 1952 as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra in what was then East Berlin, as a rival ensemble to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra based in West Berlin. The orchestra acquired its current name in 2006. Its present chief conductor is Christoph Eschenbach.
The Rome International Choral Festival is one of Rome’s premier annual summer music events. The festival features Mass participation at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, and a formal finale concert at Rome’s famed Basilica of Saint Mary above Minerva.
The festival chorus will include mixed-voice singers and choirs from across North America that will come together to rehearse and perform en masse under the baton of maestro Z. Randall Stroope. Tour and festival production is provided by Music Celebrations International.
Ensemble Caprice is a baroque ensemble that performs with period instruments. It was founded by acclaimed recorder soloist Matthias Maute and has become known for its innovative and adventuresome approach to an increasingly expanding musical repertoire.
In addition to its series of concerts in Montreal, the group tours extensively in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. The ensemble is a regular guest at many prestigious European festivals: the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London, the Bruges (Belgium) and Utrecht (Netherlands) festivals, the Felicia Blumenthal International Music Festival in Tel Aviv; and in Germany, the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, the Regensburg Early Music Festival, the Händel-Festspele in Halle, and the Stockstadt festival. In the USA, the group performs at New York’s Frick Collection and Miller Theater, Boston’s Early Music Festival and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Nino Katamadze was born on August 21, 1972 in Adzhariya, in the city of Kobuleti. In 2000, she founded the Insight band with Gocha Kacheishvili as the guitarist, Ucha Gugunava the bassist, and David Abuladze the percussionist.
Nino Katamadze & «Insight» creates a synthesis of Georgian and modern world music, paired with forceful, deep vocals. While the band performs in Georgian, their musical language transcends cultural barriers.
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