Along Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht canal you’ll find the most spectacular buildings, not least the stunning Felix Meritis where there will soon be a candlelit concert dedicated to Frank Sinatra. This Neo-Classical building towers over neighbouring structures and it was established in 1776 as a place for a new society to meet. The new society valued modern thinking as the Age Of Enlightenment swept across Europe and a more rationalist, scientific approach to thinking bloomed.
It would be an understatement to say that Felix Meritis is an iconic and inspiring building in Amsterdam, and now something spectacular take place there. Amsterdam’s Candlelight Concerts have been an absolute hit, featuring candlelit performances of artists’ work including Tchaikovsky, ABBA, and now even Frank Sinatra!
The incredible New Jersey native became a household name across the world in the 1950s and his popularity has never waned. His songs blended influences from Jazz, Blues, Folk and popular music to create a truly unique sound. You’ll know him by his songs, including ‘My Way’, ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ and ‘New York, New York’, which you can hear by candlelight at Felix Meritis on Monday, June 20.
This will be the first Candlelight Concert in Felix Meritis and it’s going to be spectacular. Hydra String Quartet will play a selection of Sinatra’s most famous songs for 60 minutes, surrounded by beautiful, flickering candles. It will suit the romance of Sinatra’s music perfectly.
If you can’t make the 7 pm concert then don’t worry because there is another later that night at 9 pm. What a way to spend an evening! Tickets are on sale now, so make sure to grab yours here!