Audiences and musicians have been celebrating Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for centuries. The emotions and feelings the four-part masterpiece evokes are almost unparalleled. The Candlelight series invites everyone to experience selections from one the Venetian composer’s greatest works like never before. As well as a talented orchestra doing justice to the breathtaking concertos, this Candlelight performance will also feature pieces by Jules Massenet and Astor Piazzolla.
Taking place at Evergreen Brickworks, a former quarry and industrial site welcoming over 500,000 visitors annually, this Candlelight event on August 17 is set to be anything but ordinary. Find your seat in the expansive space surrounded by the intimate glow of hundreds of flickering candles.
Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons gives a voice to each season of the year. Throughout the course of each memesmerising note, listeners can hear wind, thunderstorms, bird calls, and a dog barking. An early example of program music, The Four Seasons is based on a set of Italian sonnets and depicts spring, summer, winter, and autumn in the most captivating way. No matter what time of year it is, you cannot say no to an evening inspired by this triumph in classical music.
Fall under the spell of The Canadian Chamber Orchestra’s performance of “The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 1 RV 269: “Spring”, “The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 4 RV 297: “Winter”, and more. This enchanting concert allows you to live, musically, through some of the most striking characteristics of the seasons whilst appreciating Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” alongside Jules Massenet’s “Thaïs: Méditation”.
After having enormous success around the world—in cities like Vancouver, Madrid, New York, and Paris—Candlelight brings its unique experience to Toronto to pay tribute to some of the most celebrated pieces of music in the world.
Evergreen Brickworks contemporary setting will shine bright under the beautiful candlelight and transform into a classical paradise established by the talented orchestra.
What’s more with two performances taking place on the evening of August 17, at 7:15pm and 9:30pm, you can choose a Candlelight performance to suit your schedule.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.