Call us hopeless romantics, but we’re suckers for a good love song. Whether it’s a cheesy 80s power ballad or a romantic soulful tune, these songs all hold a special place in our soppy hearts. And when Valentine’s Day comes around, to say these tunes hit more more than ever is an understatement. To keep our corny hearts happy this February, Candlelight is bringing this series of cozy candlelit concerts to Seattle to swoon audiences with stunning renditions of their favorite guilty pleasures as well as timeless lovey-dovey classics.
Illuminated by a sea of candles, a brilliant string quartet will be performing classics like “Moon River”, “My Heart Will Go On” and more inside the historic Arctic Club Hotel. So rather than splurging on chocolates, roses and other predictable gifts, why not dial up the romance and make magical memories with your boo this February?
When thinking of classic tales of love and romance, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet surely spring to mind. The iconic story of the star-crossed lovers has been adapted countless times, but few adaptations possess the musical magic quite like Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 movie. This February, a gifted string quartet will be working their magic on scores from the film including Nino Rota’s “Love Theme” as well as compositions inspired by the lovesick teens such as Tchaikovsky’s “Fantasy Overture.”
And as if there wasn’t enough love in the air already, moving melodies by the likes of Astor Piazzolla and Claude Debussy will twist and twirl around Arctic Club Hotel as thousands of twinkling candles help fan the flames of romance.
Singers have been writing love songs since before we can remember, but only a few have stood the test of time. To get you in the lovey Valentine mood, this candlelit concert’s program has been carefully selected to include certified love bops and timeless compositions brimming with all the romance you could wish for. Bring your one and only or your favorite galentine and experience all the enchantment of this series of Candlelight Valentine’s Day concerts.