Conduct an orchestra
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-start ensemble within the world capital of classical music.
The Haus der Musik offers you the chance to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Your average orchestra conductor historically trained decades for that coveted post. Today 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 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 minutest movements control these virtual musicians, and what might begin as an ordinary day ends with your conducting of 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.