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L.A. Philharmonic’s Van Beethoven takes virtual reality for a classical spin

Can the technology that set the video gaming world abuzz create classical music fanboys and girls?.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has launched a virtual reality project in which people don VR goggles and Samsung headsets that give them a 3-D, 360-degree experience of four minutes of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, performed by the orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The VR goggles and other equipment were put aboard a bus, dubbed Van Beethoven, and sent out to tour the county through October.

The Phil is one of a select number of classical music ensembles around the world that have begun testing the VR waters.

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