Are you yet to attend a live music performance crafted by the Candlelight series? Are you still in need of some convincing? Well, we have rounded up some of the most undeniable arguments in favour of the wildly popular concert series to give you a better understanding of what makes Candlelight stand out.
1. The musicians and other performers
These tribute concerts bathed in the glow of flickering candles would be nothing without the professionalism and skill of the talented musicians. From world-renowned orchestras and classically trained string quartets to skilled pianists and, at times, dancers, the people bringing some of the greatest music of all time to life are at the heart of the Candlelight experience.
2. An almost peerless atmosphere
Where better to reimagine eternal compositions than in the light of flickering candles? What’s more, the signature sea of candles that Candlelight brings with it establishes a welcoming and otherworldly atmosphere conducive to letting moving melodies and notes powerfully wash over audiences. Not only will the sounds and golden light cast a spell on you, but these concerts typically take place at extraordinary venues revered for their architecture, history, or function, and sometimes a combination of more.
3. Enchanting tributes to timeless composers
Fans of traditional genres will be happy to discover Candlelight concerts guided by the works of legends like Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, and more. The Candlelight series falls under Fever’s aim to “democratise access to culture”, and with this in mind, it becomes clear that these performances featuring classical compositions provide the perfect opportunity for both regular listeners and music lovers new to the genre to enjoy the form in a new way.
4. Although not everything is classical…
If we are to think like classical pianist and conductor Leon Fleischer and believe “classical music is an act of anti-gravity”, then hearing modern-day hits recreated in this form has to be something truly extraordinary. Well, Swifties, Sheerios, Coldplayers, cinephiles, and countless more devoted fans can discover what happens when some of their favourite music meets the classical form. With a wide range of tributes to choose from, delving into anything from jazz to rock, there’s a Candlelight concert for everyone.
5. Candlelight brings you closer to the music
Most of us like to hear stories. And part of the charm of Candlelight lies in its intervals—the musicians avoid letting each song or composition follow the next one without a word. Instead, they bring you closer to the music with a short anecdote or interesting fact. Without a doubt, having a little bit of context surrounding the sounds you’re listening to can bring them to life on an entirely different level.
6. Budget-friendly ticket prices
You’ll find that when purchasing your tickets to a Candlelight concert there are a few options available. Depending on the seating and how close you want to be to the stage, you can snag your tickets at different prices. You can book your seat at a tribute to the legendary rock band Queen, for example, for as little as $29.
7. Countless 5-star reviews from around the world
What’s more, the concert series has received rave reviews from attendees who have experienced past performances in Toowoomba.
“A lovely intimate experience; cordially hosted.” – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
“Absolutely fabulous.” – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
“Brilliant evening…. Hope to see more of this in Toowoomba!” – Best of Hans Zimmer
Are you feeling tempted? If so, take a look at some of the upcoming concerts illuminating the city this season. You can enjoy a performance on your own, invite friends or family, or even plan the perfect romantic evening out by candlelight.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight is provided through flameless candles.