the virtual orchestra: Sibelius 360

28 September – 29 September 2017 | 5.00 pm
30 September 2017 | 12 noon

Southbank Centre | Green Side Foyers, Level 2
Free Admission

Take the best seat in the house, on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen, in our virtual reality experience with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Southbank Centre's virtual reality Philharmonia returns for the opening weekend of the 2017/18 Classical Season, and for the Nordic Days weekend. Once more, visitors can put on virtual reality headsets and headphones to be whisked out onto the South Bank, backstage into Royal Festival Hall, then on stage in the centre of the orchestra as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a performance of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.

A truly 360-degree experience, recorded with 3D audio and video, it allows you to hear the nuances of the orchestra’s sound as you turn your head to watch the orchestra performing all around you. New for 2017/18, Sibelius 360 offers a longer-form VR presentation with the full third movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No.5, along with some exclusive scenes shot outside Royal Festival Hall. There are two films of 15 minutes and 4.5 minutes duration.

The Virtual Orchestra is produced by the Philharmonia Orchestra and presented in partnership with Southbank Centre as part of Nordic Music Days.


Photo by Southbank Centre. Used with permission. 

Photo by Southbank Centre. Used with permission.