THOUSANDS of candles will illuminate Southampton City Art Gallery as a multi-sensory international concert series makes its local debut with two classical concerts, including a tribute to Coldplay. 

Candlelight Concerts have so far been enjoyed in more than 100 cities worldwide and will come to Southampton on Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15. 

A concert dedicated to the best works of celebrated film score composer and music producer Hans Zimmer, responsible for The Lion King, Gladiatorand , The Dark Knight trilogy, The Pirates of the Caribbean, will be performed by The Morassi Quartet, an exciting young string quartet formed at the Royal College of Music, on the first night. 

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The following night, they will perform the tribute to Grammy Award-winning stadium rockers Coldplay including greatest hits like Clocks, Viva La Vida, Fix You and Trouble. The band famously includes drummer Will Champion, who grew up in Southampton and remains a regular visitor. Some even believe their breakthrough single Yellow is a nod to Will's beloved Saints and their FA Cup winning away kit colour.

The series, by leading global live-entertainment discovery platform Fever, aims to enable a broader audience, that might have never considered a classical music concert before, to connect with the most iconic pieces of the greatest composers and listen to the top hits of well-known artists in a different way.

Daily Echo: A previous Candlelight Concert

Candlelight was initially conceived as a classical music series with concerts featuring works from history's greatest composers, such as Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin. Now, the ever-growing list of programmes includes a wide variety of themes and genres, including tributes to contemporary artists like Queen, ABBA, Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran, as well as shows dedicated to K-Pop, movie soundtracks and more.

This multi-sensory music experience has also evolved to feature different elements, such as ballet dancers or aerial performers, as well as other genres, such as jazz, soul, opera, flamenco and more.

There are two shows at 7pm and 9pm each night and they last around one hour each.

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