Ever wondered what it's like to conduct an orchestra? Wonder no more, thanks to a remarkable interactive feature at Vienna's beloved House of Music. For music lovers it's a dream within a dream, guiding your own all-star ensemble in the world's capital of classical music.
Your average orchestra conductor trained decades for that coveted post. Now, a far easier route exists, thanks to Vienna's interactive sound museum and its "Virtual Conductor" technology. Set in the historical palace of Archduke Karl in the old city center, the Haus der Musik lets visitors explore Austria's musical heritage at every level - and then contribute their own musical talent in real time.
Choose your music, hoist the electronic baton and step before a video projection of the fabled Vienna Philharmonic inside Musikverein’s golden concert hall. Your movements control these virtual musicians, and what might begin as an ordinary day ends with your conducting the Blue Danube waltz, the Annen Polka, Mozart’s Little Night Music, the Radetzky March, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5 or Strauss’ Orpheus-Quadrille. An unforgettable experience that will ring in your ears for a long time.