Candlelight is bringing the best of Korean pop music, to Auckland! On Saturday 8 April at 6:30pm hundreds of candles will light up the St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church. Audiences can look forward to classical renditions of iconic k-pop hits by groups such as BTS, Taeyang, and MAMAMOO, among others, reimagined by the Invictus string quartet.
Korean pop music has exploded in popularity in recent years and has gained a massive following across the globe. The genre-defying category, which draws inspiration from Pop, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock, and Dance music, has made a huge impact by bringing boy bands and girl groups back into the spotlight. How could anyone remain impartial to the incredible performance quality and energy that K-pop groups are known for?
The Invictus Quartet, comprised of four talented musicians, has taken on the challenge of reinterpreting popular K-pop tracks with the aim of bringing a new perspective to the genre. The concert lineup promises to be an unforgettable experience, blending the beauty of classical music with the infectious energy of K-pop.
The quartet has chosen a selection of well-known K-pop songs, and audiences will definitely be able to recognise a few familiar favourites. The arrangements are unique, taking the original songs in new and unexpected directions. The use of classical instruments such as violins and cellos is sure to give the performances a new and interesting sound.
The soft and gentle glow of candlelight will add to the ambiance of the event, creating a magical atmosphere for attendees to enjoy. Fans can expect to hear songs like BTS’s “Fake Love,” Taeyang’s “Wedding Dress,” and MAMAMOO’s “HIP” performed in a new and refreshing style.
If you’re already a fan of K-pop, then this hour long performance will solidify your appreciation for the intricate melodies. If you’re new to the genre, you will walk out a definite K-pop supporter! So grab your tickets soon to avoid missing out on a magical night of music.