“Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul”—Plato. From philosophers to contemporary artists, some of the most influential people in history have been inspired by classical music. There’s something about these deeply moving, eternal melodies that we continue to listen to them centuries after their debut as if they’re fresh off the charts. With summer slowly but surely getting closer, Candlelight invites you to enjoy classical renditions of contemporary hits as well as classical compositions in their original form at these very special open-air concerts.
Experience the magic of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as Taylor Swift’s biggest hits at one of Austin’s most stunning venues, the picturesque Prospect House. Feel the gentle breeze as you enjoy an intimate once-in-a-lifetime experience within the Hill Country landscape.
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Candlelight at Prospect House
Candlelight Open Air: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
The multi-sensory musical experience Candlelight is bringing Vivaldi’s melodies to Austin’s outskirts for a magical evening to remember. The Italian Baroque composer started composing early on during his days at the Pietà in Venice, where he stood out as a violin master. Vivaldi composed almost 500 concerti, known to us, but his most famous work is definitely Four Seasons.
He left an undeniable mark on the concerto style and on classical music as a whole, so there’s no other classical music genius more fitting for a special alfresco Candlelight tribute. On Friday, 23 June, the incredibly talented Listeso String Quartet will also play works by Astor Piazzolla, Jules Massenet and Max Richter, surrounded by the signature sea of flickering candles.
Candlelight Open-Air: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
Having broken so many streaming, sales and tour records, Taylor Swift is undeniably one of the most influential pop artists in the world. From her Fearless days to her recent Midnights album, Tay has given us numerous songs to relate to and put on repeat. To celebrate the pop titan, Candlelight is giving you the chance to enter the stunning open-air space at Prospect House to experience chart-topping hits such as “Cardigan”, “Blank Space”, “Lover”, and more performed on strings at this intimate candlelit concert. You don’t want to miss out on this sensational tribute concert to Miss Swift.
Prospect House: A picturesque venue in Texas Hill Country
And where better to celebrate the works of notable classical composers than at the scenic Prospect House? Situated in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this stunning venue is mostly known for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions, due to its modern, yet simple architecture, spacious rooms and vast gardens. The picturesque grounds will make for the perfect backdrop for these intimate open air concerts. Take in the beauty of the venue and listen to everlasting melodies, as the tree leaves sway in harmony with Spring‘s quick movements. It’s only a 40-minute drive from Austin city center, so hurry up and grab tickets.
Candlelight has charmed audiences across the globe, having received countless 5-star reviews. Taking place on June 23, you can’t pass up the opportunity to hear Vivaldi’s lyrical concerti in the open air beside hundreds of flickering candles.
There are two 65-minute performances taking place, one at 7:00pm and the next at 9:00pm, so you can choose the option that best fits your schedule. Doors open 30 mins prior to the start time, which gives you plenty of time to take that perfect Instagram-worthy shot at the venue and find your seats.
Note that the pictures are taken from various Candlelight Open Air events and that for the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.