Escape to the exotic plant-filled Palm House at these enchanting classical candlelight concerts.
You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) evening here in Liverpool, and part of that is thanks to the amazing green spaces and venues the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to Liverpool, but with a tropical twist. Taking place this summer on June 10, July 1 & 21, plus September 2, the Palm House in the beautiful Sefton Park will play host to a night of magical candlelit performances.
Step into the magnificent Palm House located in the heart of the city and enjoy this special edition Candlelight series showcasing classical music performances by top musicians completely surrounded by flickering candlelight. For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.
And of course, the exotic wildlife-filled venue, will allow for a stylish but safe socially distant setting. Not only will you be mesmerised by the beautiful, tranquil sounds of classical numbers by composers such as Mozart and Vivaldi, as well as movie soundtracks from John Williams and Danny Elfman, but also the incredible tropical plants that reside in the Palm House. 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 add to the magic.
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 is said to be an open garden. There is even a a variety of rose named after Mozart that blooms strongest between spring and autumn.
These special edition candlelight concerts will be a real treat for the senses as you enjoy an amazing view of the musicians playing within the park’s glasshouse, brimming with colourful wildlife including orchids and botanicals. Sip on refreshing drinks and be whisked away by the peaceful sounds of Mozart and Vivaldi, or soundtracks from the likes of Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter, as well as nature doing it’s thing.
There will be three shows each evening for the Mozart and Vivaldi performances, and four shows on July 21 for a one night only performance of movie soundtracks by a string quartet, in which the group perform a selection of well-known pieces by these composers. We can’t think of anything better than listening to Vivaldi’s Gloria, pieces from Mozart’s Requiem and music from Jurassic Park (minus the dinosaurs) amongst the trees and fluttering wings of butterflies within the majestic building that is the Palm House.
Please note that the earlier performance will take place during daylight hours, so the space will not be quite as dark, but still just as enchanting!