If you were one of the lucky attendees of Candlelight’s Vivaldi Four Seasons performance on November 10, you witnessed history in the making.
The wildly popular concert series from Fever teamed up with Duracell to break its global record for most candles, during a string quartet performance set to the enchanting glow of 16,000 flameless candles. That’s 3,000 more candles than Candlelight’s previous record!
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About the venue: Church of the Heavenly Rest
The historic Church of the Heavenly Rest served as the backdrop for Candlelight and Duracell’s record-breaking performance, a gorgeous venue perfect to create the mesmerizing atmosphere Candlelight concerts are known for.
In addition to its impressively spacious nave, the Upper East Side gem’s neo-Gothic and Art Deco elements combine to create an architectural masterpiece. From jewel-toned stained glass windows to intricately painted vaults, this tranquil venue is a perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
It’s no wonder the church has become a mainstay of the acclaimed concert series. View upcoming Candlelight concerts taking place at the Church of the Heavenly Rest here!
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons is often hailed as the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi’s most recognized work and is a Candlelight concert favorite.
The group of violin concerti were composed to represent each season of the year, bringing to life the sounds of nature through musical expression. Vivaldi also published his work with accompanying sonnets describing each season and corresponding with each movement.
At the time of The Four Seasons’ publication, Vivaldi’s approach was revolutionary. The Four Seasons ultimately paved the way for what’s now known as “program music,” or music that follows a narrative.
The Highline String Quartet’s November 10 rendition of The Four Seasons certainly did not disappoint, and beautifully captured Vivaldi’s compositional masterpiece against an unforgettable backdrop of thousands of candles.
Didn’t make it to November 10’s record-breaking Candlelight concert? Don’t worry – you’ll have a chance to experience another performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Church of the Heavenly Rest on December 14, powered by Duracell.
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