The London Symphony Orchestra has launched a Flash website which allows you to get inside the orchestra with multiple viewpoints of the different sections playing Ravel’s Bolero.
There are up to four different views of the orchestra at the same time, and a live chart showing which sections of the orchestra are playing.
This is a great performance with Valery Gergiev conducting and a fascinating insight into orchestration and orchestral playing.
The music will be updated from time to time and it’s completely free! Definitely worth a play!
Here is taster on Youtube, but you might as well go straight there!
The site says
“The London Symphony Orchestra launches LSO Play, an innovative, web-based platform which allows users to immerse themselves in the Orchestra in concert. Open to everyone, but with a focus on educational use for schools and students, the new platform uses high-definition concert footage and allows users to control views of the performance from within the different sections of the orchestra, extending the experience of those who visit a LSO performance or LSO Discovery event, as well as being a means of engaging more deeply with audiences unable to visit in person.”