Concerts by candlelight spark interest in classical music
Churen Li performing classical pieces by Chopin at Victoria Concert Hall (Photo: Fever)

Concerts by candlelight spark interest in classical music

Atmospheric concerts by candlelight at some of Singapore’s most historic venues are proving a hit by making classical music more accessible to people from all walks of life.

By bringing together classical and popular music in beautiful settings, the international series is attracting seasoned concert-goers and newbies alike. Although some performances are already sold out, there are plenty of enticing concerts still in the line-up before the Singapore run ends on 13 Oct.

Venues are clustered in and around the colonial district, with performances throughout September and into October at Victoria Concert Hall, Victoria Theatre, CHIJMES Hall and The Arts House.

candlelight concerts stage

Talented pianists and string players perform familiar masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Debussy, while a jazz band tackles the tunes of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

There are also programmes dedicated to popular culture, including the film scores of John Williams (Star Wars), the enchanting anime soundtracks of Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away), and the well-loved soundtracks of Korean dramas that will take you through the Autumn and Winter seasons of love.

You can even catch From Bach to The Beatles, which nicely encapsulates the genre-merging nature of the series.

Check ticket availability for Candlelight Concerts here.

(Photos: Fever)

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