Music can make or break a movie or series. Jaws wouldn’t have seen half the success without the menacing two notes we’ve all come to fear and Game of Thrones wouldn’t have had the same impact without the captivating compositions that accompany the show. This winter, these extraordinary Candlelight concerts are paying tribute to the soundtracks that have shaped film and television in Melbourne as well as Geelong and Ballarat for music lovers, movie buffs and TV addicts to enjoy.
Athenaeum Theatre, Collingwood Town Hall and Ballarat Civic Hall are some of the remarkable venues that will be illuminated by the flicker of candlelight for these magical tribute concerts. From Hans Zimmer to Joe Hisaishi, ingenious film composers will be honoured in a stunning candlelit setting in some of Victoria’s most impressive locations.
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Hear the music from your favourite anime films that have captivated viewers across the world and left a mark on film history. Scored by one of music’s most celebrated composers, legendary Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi, these soundtracks will transport you back to some of your favourite on-screen moments.
From Nausicaa Valley of the Wind and Ponyo to Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle, the evening’s program is set to pay homage to the films that have taken the world by storm and enamoured fans all around the world. The incredibly talented Eclective Strings will be performing scores from these iconic movies and more for anime fans to enjoy over the course of 65 mesmerising minutes.
Movie soundtracks evoke an irresistible sense of nostalgia and you can now experience a candlelit tribute to some of the best tunes from the most magical, memorable movies. Athenaeum Theatre and Ormond Collective will come alive with thousands of flickering candles as gifted musicians perform songs from films like Pinnochio, Alladin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. It’s a truly unmissable event for movie buffs!
From The Dark Knight to The Lion King, Hans Zimmer has scored some of the most iconic movies ever made. This sensational tribute to the revolutionary film composer is heading to the National Theatre to enchant audiences with the soundtracks from movies that the composer has worked his magic and more. A talented string quartet will be performing compositions from beloved movies such as Gladiator, Wonder Woman, Interstellar and many more while surround by a sea of candles in this magnificent setting like no other.
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 out for a date night at the movies. Get ready to take your evening to the next level with a sea of candles, breathtaking live music and the scores of your favourite films and series.