Candlelight: Sounds of JOY
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Candlelight: Sounds of JOY

National Theatre

Often referred to as an elitist and inaccessible genre, classical music has long been considered out-of-reach for many. When launched in New York, Madrid and Paris, in 2019, the Candlelight Concerts’ main focus was to showcase the music of composers such as Vivaldi, Chopin or Beethoven, and to bring traditional classical music closer to a new demographic to which it wouldn’t typically appeal. Fast forward to today, where over 70% of Candlelight Concert attendees are under the age of 40 – most of whom have never attended a classical music concert before.

Currently touring in over 100 cities across the globe, Fever’s ever-growing list of programmes feature a wide variety of themes and genres beyond classical, such as jazz, pop, film soundtracks and ballet, showcasing the best hits of contemporary artists including Queen, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Fleetwood Mac and more.

Fever is proud to create visibility and opportunities for fantastic musicians with a variety of qualifications and origins. These young, talented and local musicians bring the unique Candlelight Concert experience to life with their extraordinary musicianship.

Not only do they play the masterpieces of our greatest composers, but they also lend their inimitable talents to performing contemporary soundtracks, pop, rock and alternative/indie genres.

Too often confined to traditional halls, and to a limited audience, the works of the greatest composers now resonate amongst unique, character-rich locations worldwide. Fever’s programmes have been performed in various venues, from rooftops with panoramic views to iconic cathedrals, aquariums, palaces, libraries and gardens. Thousands of candles are used to illuminate each venue, creating a serene atmosphere that transforms the listening experience to a multi-sensory adventure.

With the Candlelight Concerts, Fever will continue to create events that cultivate the city’s unique venues; celebrate the greatest composers and local musicians; and contribute to democratizing culture for audiences from all backgrounds.