What if orchestra seats, meant you sat in the orchestra? Sounds great — right? I mean — it sounds great! The acoustics, sitting here among the musicians of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, are amazing.

“It came from the idea that the best seat in the house in a classical music orchestral concert is inside the orchestra,” said David Bernard, Music Director for the symphony.

Last year, after noticing the trend of immersive theater, music director David Bernard came up with the idea for an “inside out” concert, where the audience sits inside the orchestra. We caught this rehearsal.

Some of the time I was so close I thought you might hit me with that bow.

“Well we are playing a very aggressive piece right now,” said Violinist Lauren Noble. “It takes a lot of energy and a lot of fast notes, so sometimes you’re in it and you just feel like you’re going to go.”

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