Virtual Maestro

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If you’ve ever dreamed of leading an orchestra on stage, there's a new video game to satisfy your urge. The UBS Virtual Maestro allows would-be Leonard Bernsteins to lead their own "virtual orchestra" via an Nintendo Wii controller. As the game currently tours concert halls across the U.S., we hear from one of its developers, Yuri Ivanov.

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