Music gives movies a sense of rhythm—a flow. It pulls us in, makes us tense and has us feeling all the feels. We laugh, we sing along and we cry because music in film plays with our sensibilities, teases out our humanity until we are part of the adventure. It’s the glue that connects the characters to the plot and you’re able to relive the music of some of your favourite films thanks to Candlelightand the music of famed composers.
Audiences will be enchanted by the sound and light of thousands of candles at spectacular venues, including Perth Town Hall and Wesley Church, as they reimagine illustrious scenes, from fabulous animated classics to iconic films with soundtracks by a prolific and award-winning German maestro.
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Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Hans Zimmer is a superstar composer that has been creating music for the silver screen since in the 1980s. He’s composed music for more than 150 films, has won 2 Oscars for The Lion King and Dune and has 4 Grammys
If you’ve gone to the cinema the last 40 years, you’ve most likely heard a Zimmer composition. His mostly known for uniquely blending electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements and his music being precise in its production. You can catch Hans Zimmer’s work in The Lion King, Gladiator, Inception, Dune and more, at spectacular tributes in Perth.
Have you ever asked yourself what Joe Hiasaishi’s mesmerising works might sound like if performed at an intimate Candlelight concert? Well this season, not only are some of Hisaishi’s greatest pieces being performed at Winthrop Hall, but they are being performed by an orchestra conducted by none other than Graeme Press. Listen as music from Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle meets the violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, and more.
Christopher Nolan is one of the most significant directors of our day. His Hollywood blockbusters include The Dark Knight, Inception, and Dunkirk. If you are a fan of Nolan’s complex films, make your way to Perth Town Hall this December. A talented string quartet is set to take to the candlelit stage to perform music featured in Oppenheimer, Interstellar, Inception, Batman, and The Prestige. Rediscover the melodies in these films and Nolan’s vision under a new light.
The spectacular atmosphere created by hundreds of candles and an impressive venue somehow brings the magic of legendary films and tv series to life in a new and unexpected way at these intimate Candlelight performances.
Make a night of Candlelight and get drinks and dinner before or after the stunning concert—just like you would if you were going out for a night at the movies.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.