LA Philharmonic’s traveling van offers virtual reality Beethoven concert

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Classical music has long carried a reputation as an exclusive art form, not least because concert tickets to see the world's greatest orchestras are usually prohibitively expensive. Now, an initiative by the LA Philharmonic hopes to change that, by using virtual reality to bring an incredible musical performance to the masses inside their traveling concert experience truck — the perfectly named VAN Beethoven. VAN Beethoven is a customized van that will be touring Los Angeles this fall, decked out with carpet and seating from the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Oculus Rift headsets. Audience members enter the van, take a…

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