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VAN Beethoven – Los Angeles classical music review

Imagine standing on the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in front of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, just as Maestro Gustavo Dudamel walks up to the podium.

Suddenly, the scene erupts with the opening bars of Beethoven’s timeless Symphony No. 5, and you are right there next to the orchestra, viewing their performance at close quarters and from different angles. Animations of colored streamers and fireworks explode around Dudamel as he conducts with his usual passion.

Newly launched is VAN Beethoven — a 4-minute virtual reality experience. It’s a new initiative that aims to introduce the LA Phil to a broader audience base. Its launch has been timed to coincide with the upcoming Immortal Beethoven Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall, during October.

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