Valentine’s Day, the annual celebration where the pressure to be romantic is higher than the stars. The day’s become the Super Bowl for relationships, where scoring the perfect gift feels like winning the championship game. You’ve got people running around like headless chickens trying to find the last bouquet of flowers or the elusive box of chocolates. Buttt, amidst the chaos and the quest for the ultimate romantic gesture there’s something undeniably endearing about a day dedicated to reminding those we care about that they’re as lovely as ever. Luckily, the Candlelight Valentine’s Day special has thought of the perfect gift just in time for V-Day.
This February 14, you can cherish the love and express affection for your loved ones with an unforgettable musical experience, an intimate tribute to some of the greatest love songs in music and film history. Taking place at incredible venues across the LA area, such as The Biltmore Los Angeles and Altar Long Beach, let yourself be seduced by the enchanting melodies of “Libertango”, “Moon River”, “Clair de Lune, L.32” and “My Heart Will Go On”, in a breathtaking setting illuminated only by the twinkling lights of thousands of candles.
The Candlelight Valentine’s Day special presents iconic songs and compositions written on love, featuring scores from Romeo and Juliet and more! The 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet directed by Franco Zeffirelli beautifully captures the timeless story of the star-crossed lovers, presenting their passionate romance against a backdrop of societal conflict. Helped by timeless scores, including Tchaikovsky’s “Fantasy Overture” and Nino Rota’s “Love Theme”, the movie really emphasizes the intensity of the couple’s love.
In a similar way, “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic deeply resonates with the film’s epic and tragic love story. Its soaring chorus and emotional depth strike a chord with listeners and complements the movie’s romanticism and grandeur. With Valentine’s Day approaching, immerse yourself in a romantic and intimate setting and hear these everlasting melodies and more at Altar Long Beach.
And if you live near the vibrant city center, there’s another Candlelight Valentine’s Day tribute that is just as heartwarming. Swap the cheesy cards for a Cupid-approved concert and show your appreciation for the relationships in your life at The Biltmore Los Angeles. Listen to “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi, “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana, and Piazzolla’s “Libertango”, performed by the skilled musicians of Orchid Quartet.
As hectic and over-the-top as Saint Valentine’s Day can get, it’s also a great reminder to focus on the healthy and rewarding relationships in our lives. So why not celebrate it with a captivating Candlelight Valentine’s Day concert, away from the frenzied commotion?
There are two performances taking place each evening, at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. Each show lasts 60 minutes and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the show.