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 August 4. Tickets are available here.
A gorgeous glasshouse, live music and candlelight. Is there a way to make the experience even more captivating? Why, yes, there is. If you’re a Swiftie with a Blank Space in your calendar on July 20 and September 15, then this is just the thing to fill it: a Candlelight: A Tribute To Taylor Swift. Taking over the glasshouse for two evening performances, String Infusion will leave you thoroughly Enchanted as they perform Swift’s chart-topping hits, such as Shake It Off, All Too Well, Wildest Dreams and Cardigan. With plants and wildlife from five continents, including more than 20 different varieties of palms, the park’s glass 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 by legendary band Queen, but this time performed by the Northern String Quartet. On July 28 and August 11, you can enjoy the band’s biggest hits within the park’s glasshouse, brimming with colourful wildlife including orchids and botanicals. Anthems such as We Will Rock You, I Want to Break Free and Bohemian Rhapsody will all be on the schedule. Tickets are available now.