Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to play Second Life gig

Reuters is reporting that the one of the UK's oldest symphony orchestras is going virtual.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will play a concert in the virtual world of Second Life.

The Orchestra is building a replica of its concert hall for the concert scheduled for the 14th of September.

The forthcoming performance will include works by Rachmaninov, Ravel and two contemporary composers.

After the concert, Vasily Petrenko and the performers will be available for a cosy chat in the venue's bar.

Michael Elliott, the orchestra's chief executive, wants this event to attract a new audience:

"It's a lot of fun and certainly adds a different dimension to the more traditional visit to a concert hall", he said.