By Candlelight is a chamber music series presented by The Arts House. This season will feature five performances, which celebrates how chamber music is best meant to be experienced: in living rooms and cosy venues, surrounded by family and friends. We invite you to hear live music played by fine chamber musicians, mingle with these artists in an informal setting, as well as share and learn music insights.
By Candlelight: Beethoven’s Fidelio
10 – 11 Jan 2020, Fri – Sat | 9pm – 10pm
In celebration of the 250th birthday of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, catch this special 1-hour version of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, performed by a cast of some of Singapore’s finest young singers. Composed in various stages between 1805 and 1814, Fidelio tells the story of Leonore, who disguises herself as the title character in order to infiltrate a prison where her husband has been kept as a political prisoner, in the hopes of rescuing him.
By Candlelight: Fantasy and Folklore
23 Mar 2019, Fri | 7.30pm – 9pm
The season returns with musically adventurous Kevin Loh and Roberto Álvarez in Fantasy and Folklore. Join the duo as they embark on an evening of music that stretches from traditional folk to modern contemporary compositions, in search of new sounds and colours unique to different cultures. Listen to the unusual pairing of classical guitar and flute and journey through these myriad landscapes.
By Candlelight: Voices Across Centuries
19 Apr 2018, Fri | 7.30pm – 9pm
Kseniia Vokhmianina (piano) marks her comeback to the series, collaborating with Maureen Kelly (soprano) and Sergey Tyuteykin (trumpet). Jointly presenting a repertoire of works by illustrious timeless classics of Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Dvorak, Puccini and Gershwin.
8 Jun 2019, Sat | 7.30pm – 9pm
By Candlelight’s third concert in 2019 celebrates music of our time with a cutting edge collaboration between leading composer-performer, Garth Knox and Singaporean violist Christoven Tan. Featuring works by contemporary music champions including Luciano Berio, Kaija Saariaho and Garth Knox, this evening will also showcase percussionist, Eugene Toh and sound artist, Theemptybluesky.
27 Sep 2019, Fri | 7.30pm
Get inspired by the unique flavour of Armenian classical music, performed by Ani Umedyan (violin), Leslie Tan (cello), and Kseniia Vokhmianina (piano). The combination of Armenian modality, traditional melodies and rhythmic patterns with aspects of the Western classical tradition were established by composers such as Komitas and Babajanyan. Indulge in discovering the Armenian spirit, inspired by ancient traditions, holy lands and the incredible nature of this country through its beautiful music.
13 Dec 2019, Fri | 7.30pm
14 Dec 2019, Sat | 7.30pm
Join Red Dot Baroque as they perform selections from Charpentier's Noëls sur les instruments, works by Biber, Vivaldi, Valentini and Francesca Caccini, and a variety of Christmas folk tunes from the Renaissance and Baroque periods!