A site-specific experience to bring the audience on an intimate journey of music and lights
Hegra Candlelit Classics is a never-seen-before performance and a site specific musical experience that consists of two unique concerts (on 24th and the 31st December 2021) in the archeological site of Hegra in the desert of Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.
This UNESCO heritage monument was never been used for a concert of such intimate character with more than 500 high-tech candles that surround a musical performance embracing present and past, West and Arab culture, as the bridge to establish human relations.
The audience live a full emotional experience by listening to the evocative repertoire performed live by the Stefan Lombard ensemble (piano, violin, cello and oud). The famous South African musical Director has created a suite (a collection of short musical pieces) from classic compositions to contemporary, Arab, movie soundtracks and a revised take on pop music.
500 high-tech candles are the magic surrounding of these musical performances: sculpted by hand, they allow spectacular graphic patterns that emotionally enhance the special moments by blending harmoniously with the forms of the archaeological site, creating a landmark that merge the suggestions of the past and the dynamic of the contemporary.
BWS-KSA, the branch of the Balich Wonder Studio group based in Saudi Arabia, has been appointed by the Royal Commision for Al Ula to produce multiple activities throughout the Al Ula season that will enfold in late March 2022 with the aim to open the doors to the world inviting people to discover this wonderful destination.