360+Fun=Philharmonics

I came across a fun find on my weekly fishing expedition for 360° videos, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a fairly unusual publicity stunt.

Here’s the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s recent performance of Borodin whilst inside a passenger capsule on the London Eye. It was intended to promote their 2019-20 Season.

It was an odd way of promoting classical music, but it’s also hard to deny that it was a cool way to virtually experience the London Eye and a view of London’s skyline.

As is always the case, one unusual 360° video invariably leads to another.

The next catch of my expedition was this concert that was posted on the The European Culture Channel last month.

That video was also designed to promote a concert season, and it was also easy to recognize it as a “re-imagining” of another video that I even featured in an earlier post back in May.

Here’s that 360° video of the LA Philharmonic playing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. It was posted back in 2015 at a time when 360° videos on YouTube were a new thing.

Notice that video was, appropriately enough, filmed at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

That’s because both of the last two videos were paying homage to Disney’s Fantasia.

It’s considered a “classic” for many reasons, and just one of those is the role that classical music played in the iconic film.
Fantasia – all the classical music used in the Disney film (Sofia Rizzi, Classic FM)

There are no legal copies of Fantasia on YouTube that I can show here, but Disney has posted a clip of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice scene on their website.
Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Fantasia, Walt Disney Studios)

If you’ve never seen the movie, then it’s definitely a “must see” for your bucket list.

Even if you’ve seen it, perhaps a re-watching is in order for the sake of nostalgia 🙂

Another oddity I found in this week’s 360° video haul was a clip of the BBC Concert Orchestra playing the Theme From Jaws.

If you’re a fan of John Williams and his movie tunes, then you might like taking a side adventure to watch the scads of YouTube videos that show him conducting his greatest hits

Finally, you might also enjoy (re)viewing my earlier post Musical Mischief

Have a fun rest of your Friday and a fantastic weekend to boot!

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