Classical music meets virtual reality



Classical music meets virtual reality


Ionian Parliament

  • 03 Oct 2022 09:30
  • 04 Oct 2022 09:30
  • 05 Oct 2022 09:30
  • 06 Oct 2022 09:30
  • 07 Oct 2022 09:30

Opening hours: 09:30 - 13:30

"At a time when classical music as a concept seems somewhat distant, incomprehensible or even alien to a large part of our society, it is now more than ever before necessary to invent new, creative ways of interacting and engaging with our audiences. ElSON VR, which our Orchestra is adding to the contemporary music scene, is one of our ways of making the musical masterpieces of another era accessible to today's audiences."

Dionysis Grammenos, Founder & Artistic Director of Elson

How would you like to attend a concert through a... mask?

A particularly innovative event will be open to the public from 3-7 October as part of the Corfu International Festival with free admission to the Ionian Parliament.

ELSON VR. Using state-of-the-art Virtual Reality equipment and 360° audiovisual material from live concerts of the orchestra, GYSO innovates and offers a different experience to the audience. Through the ELSON VR mask, the "viewer" is transported to a live concert among the young musicians of the orchestra, having the opportunity to enjoy important works by composers such as Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Weber, Mahler and Schubert.

ELSON VR - The concert... differently! An unprecedented experience beyond any limitations of space and time. At the Corfu International Festival.

ELSON VR was designed by Dionysis Grammenos and is funded by the Ioannis S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.

The pioneering ELSON VR action serves educational purposes at the same time. It introduces students to symphonic music through interactive workshops, in which the coexistence of music and cutting-edge technology offers a new, modern world of possibilities, experiences and learning.