Fever’s Candlelight series just got even more enchanting – and tropical. Returning to the Palm House in the beautiful Sefton Park, this series of magical candlelit performances will delight your eyes and your ears with classical music in the stunning, plant-filled glass house. Tickets are available now, and you can read on to find out what to expect…
Nature has inspired many composers to produce fantastic, note-worthy music, including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, where the composition recreates the sounds of the bird calls in spring, the swarms of wasps in summer, the hunters’ horns in autumn, and the chattering of teeth in winter. As for Mozart, he composed everywhere from a stagecoach to a workroom, but his favourite workspace was said to be an open garden. In fact, there is even a variety of rose named after Mozart that blooms strongest between spring and autumn. So, it is fitting then that the Palm House will play host to Candlelight Special Edition: Vivaldi and Mozart on various dates between January and May 2022. Tickets are available here.
A gorgeous glasshouse, live music and candlelight. Is there a way to make the experience even more romantic? Why, yes, there is. On February 14, a Candlelight Valentine’s Day Special will takeover the glasshouse for two evening performances. The most romantic compositions and movie scores will be played across the evening, including melodies from Romeo and Juliet and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With plants and wildlife from five continents, including more than 20 different varieties of palms, the park’s glasshouse is overflowing with colour and vibrancy, which will add to the magic.
Alternatively, you can choose to step into the magnificent Palm House in pursuit of another set of recognisable melodies: namely those performed by band Coldplay. On February 16, March 30 and May 16, you can enjoy an amazing view of a pianist, violinist and percussionist playing renditions of the band’s biggest hits within the park’s glasshouse, brimming with colourful wildlife including orchids and botanicals. Coldplay fans, we bet you’ve been waiting for Something Just Like This, eh. Tickets are available now.
On an early April eve (April 6 to be exact), the Palm House will come alive with a different genre of music. This time, you can expect a talented string quartet to perform a selection of recognisable soundtracks from iconic films, all originally created by the likes of John Williams, Danny Elfman, and others. Sip on refreshing drinks and be whisked away by the sounds of Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter, as well as by nature doing its thing amidst the towering plants. You can snap up a ticket here.