The Virtual Orchestra

Ravinia Classical Grass Pass

July 11-23 at the Ravinia Tent on the North Lawn

Take a seat within the Philharmonia Orchestra of London as it plays the thrilling climax from Sibelius's Fifth Symphony under the baton of principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen—a once-in-a-lifetime vantage point in this unique virtual-reality experience.

ADMISSION IS FREE for those attending concerts but paid park admission is required. FREE tickets will be made available online (on this page) for ordering in advance. Tickets will also be available at the box office on the date of your concert.  Subject to availability.

Salonen introduces the Virtual Orchestra


Viewers will sit inside the orchestra, hear the individual sounds of the players, and watch Salonen interpret the Finnish composer’s masterwork. Bespoke binaural recordings create an audio experience to match the scale of the visuals; viewers will feel the audio shift accordingly as they moves their heads – you will even hear the turning of the pages!