According to award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, music is 50% of a movie. Not only does it give films a sense of rhythm, but it also helps connect the plot to the characters. It pulls us in and has us feeling all the feels: the highs become more ecstatic, the lows more emotional and the drama becomes all too much. But even without the on-screen action, film scores have the capacity to transcend.
At Candlelight: Best of Hans Zimmer, audiences will be enveloped in the light of hundreds of candles and treated to spectacular renditions of music from the prolific, Oscar-winning film composer. But, he’s not the only musical genius being celebrated by Candlelight.
“A good score should have a point of view all of its own. It should transcend all that has gone before, stand on its own two feet and still serve the movie. A great soundtrack is all about communicating with the audience, but we all try to bring something extra to the movie that is not entirely evident on screen.” – Hans Zimmer
The setlist for Candlelight: Hans Zimmer’s Best Works includes songs from movies such as Inception, The Godfather, The Dark Knight, The Lion King and Gladiator. Audiences will be able to relive memorable on-screen moments like the corn-field chase in Interstellar and Zooster’s Breakout in Madagascar while Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean all make appearances with medleys. Keep in mind, however, that programs are subject to change.
Upcoming Candlelight x Hans Zimmer concerts
- “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” at 75 Reid Street on 14 October
More Candlelight x Film Soundtracks
- Film Scores at SEA LIFE Aquarium in November
- Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks on 22 October
- Best Soundtracks of Tim Burton for Halloween on 29 October
With one early and another late Candlelight performance, you can make a night of your special outing with dinner and drinks before or after—just like you would if you were going for date night at the movies.
Scenes from our favourite films have been amplified by music and the fantastic, the surreal and the wonder elevated to extremes. You can take your night to the next level with a sea of candles.