Let the sounds of a stunning string quartet transport you back to the early 18th century at Candlelight: Vivaldi Four Seasons in The Grand Hall this summer. On August 3, the historic debating chamber at Old Royal High will be filled with the fluttering notes of four of Vivaldi’s violin concerti, performed in a magical, candlelit setting. You can grab your tickets right here.
The Italian composer, famed for creating nearly 500 pieces of music in his time, composed the evening’s four pieces between 1718 and 1720. Each concerto represents one of the seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. A string quartet will be breathing new sonorous life into his historic pieces, filling the space with emotive melodies that will send the stresses of the week further and further away with each sweep of their bows. The event will last around 65 minutes – though, knowing England, it’ll probably not be the first time you’ve experienced all the seasons in an hour or less.
Much like the music on the evening, the Grand Hall at Old Royal High is a lasting piece of the past still enjoyed to this day. A storied neoclassical building, the venue boasts an ornate vaulted ceiling, gilded columns and crafted wood features and, on August 3, it will also be softly lit by a plethora of candles bathing the talented performers in a golden, flickering glow.
So, whether you’re after a romantic evening with your other half, or you’re a classical music buff after a unique evening, don’t miss out on the Vivaldi Candlelight concert – tickets are available now.