Dubai: Candlelight dinner is old news, say hello to candlelight concerts.
18 March 2023, 12:00 AM
31 March 2023, 12:00 AM
Art is always changing, as it should and will. So, when dubaiites heard of the concept of Candlelight Concerts (perhaps, a little too late), they got curious.
Well, in short, it’s a candlelit performance that will allow you to enjoy music in a whole new ‘light’. And we aren’t talking about five-arm candelabra candlestick holders on tables here. The venue will be filled with the beautiful glow of candlelights.
Fever is a global live-entertainment discovery platform and has brought the best experiences across various cities since 2014. This particular concept was conceived as a classical music series featuring works from the greatest composers, such as Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin. Now, the ever-growing list of programs includes a wide variety of themes and genres, including tributes to contemporary artists like Queen, ABBA, Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran, as well as shows dedicated to K-Pop, movie soundtracks and more.
In Dubai, one of the Concerts in February was a 65-minute solo piano program, allowing viewers to discover the music from iconic cinematic masterpieces including the Sound Of Music, West Side Story, La La Land, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz and more held at L’Alliance Française. This month, we experienced two more Concerts: A Tribute to Queen and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Queen Elizabeth II Theatre, Dubai.
Rachid Elameri, General Manager Middle East, Fever said, "The programs are held in stunning locations worldwide, noted for their historic nature or unique character, from modern rooftops with great views to iconic cathedrals, palaces, libraries, and gardens. In addition, each venue is lit by thousands of candles, creating a serene atmosphere that enhances the listening experience."
The multi-sensory experience has evolved to feature different elements, such as ballet dancers or aerial performers, as well as other genres, such as jazz, soul, opera, flamenco and more. “We always want to meet local audiences’ expectations and create programs that meet their tastes. For example, in Canada, fans can enjoy Candlelight: Tribute to Celine Dion and more, which includes the Canadian singer’s greatest hits,” said Rachid.
“Classical music has many beautiful traditions, from remaining silent and not clapping between movements to wearing black to perform. The introduction of ‘tribute’ programs more aligned to jazz, rock and pop artists but performed by a string quartet or other classical instruments also enable us to connect with a broader audience that might have never considered a classical music concert before,” said Rachid.
Dubai Candlelight Concerts 2023