When it comes to iconic bands, there are few more iconic than Queen. The British rock band that shot to international fame on the back of their fourth studio album A Night At The Opera, shot down critics, pushed boundaries and crossed genres to enamour millions around the world. Their music has inspired and is an inspiration, and you’ll be able to hear it reimagined by a string quartet thanks to Queen Candlelight tributes in Melbourne.
Eclective Strings, a talented string quartet, will showcase their instruments’ range, dynamism, and timbre for a brilliant performance of Queen’s classic songs. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Queen’s legacy is matched only by a few other bands and only a very small number of bands have been credited as an influence so many times by so many varying musicians across so many different genres. They changed music for the better. Although Candlelight’s tribute won’t quite stand up to the band’s stadium-rock energy, the brilliance of their music—the melodies, harmonies and rhythm—will be on full display by virtue of Eclective Strings.
You can expect to hear renditions of thrilling tracks like “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Under Pressure”, and “Somebody to Love”. And, of course, it includes “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which was voted the UK’s favourite hit of all time, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2018 became the most-streamed song of the century. You’ll get to hear it and all the others on two violins, viola and cello.
Experience this awe-inspiring tribute to Queen at the National Theatre with just two performances on the night. Make a night of it and grab dinner and drinks before or after the unique concert. The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.