Vivaldi by Candlelight Concert


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Time: 8:00 P.M.
Venue: First Presbyterian Church

General Seat Ticket - $50
Premium Seat Ticket - $75; DOES NOT include pre-concert dinner with this ticket.
Premium Seat with Dinner Ticket - $125; Does include the pre-concert dinner with this ticket.

Pre-concert dinner details coming soon.

🎶🕯️ Step into a musical time machine with us as we present a captivating journey through the ages in our Vivaldi by Candlelight concert! 🌟 While the Baroque era is often said to have ended in the 1750s, tonight we challenge that notion. Prepare to be amazed as we explore the enduring legacy of Baroque music well into the 19th and 20th centuries, as inspired by dance forms from centuries past. As the saying goes, "If it's Baroque, don't fix it!"

🎵 Featuring:
🌟 Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen, 
🎵 Jean-Féry Rebel's Les caractéres de la danse,
🎻 Antonio Vivaldi’s La Follia, meaning "follies" or "madness” – this year’s concert title,
🌿 Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite, Op. 40,
🎶 Ravel's Pavane pour une infante defunte, and
🕯️ Lastly Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock.

🌍 By attending this concert, you actively support our ongoing efforts to celebrate the artistry of the Baroque era and foster global connections. It's not just an evening of extraordinary music—it's our signature fundraising initiative! Every ticket sold contributes to building bridges between Utah and the world, promoting mutual respect, understanding, and international goodwill.

✨ Join us on this remarkable journey of harmonious diplomacy, where the power of music and the warm glow of candlelight create an atmosphere of unity and inspiration. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and celebrate the beauty of the music.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary concert. Purchase your tickets today and let the magic of Vivaldi by Candlelight transport you to a world of timeless beauty and harmony.

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The Program

The Fairy-Queen by Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
Les caractéres de la danse by Jean-Féry Rebel (1666 – 1747)
La Follia by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Holberg Suite, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg (1843  - 1907)
Pavane pour une infante defunte, arr. for string orchestra by G. Elias by Maurice Ravel (1987 - 1937)
Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)

Why Attend Vivaldi by Candlelight

You may have seen advertisements for commercialized candlelight concerts; however, Utah Global Diplomacy proudly presents Utah's original Vivaldi by Candlelight concert, an exquisite blend of captivating music and ambiance. For over four decades, our nonprofit organization has dedicated itself to promoting music diplomacy, utilizing the enchanting glow of candlelight. Our unparalleled passion for this timeless tradition has allowed us to curate an extraordinary experience, where the masterpieces of Vivaldi and other Baroque composers come to life. As the pioneers of this distinctive concept, we remain committed to preserving the enchantment of this event by ensuring each concert is unique and original.

We wholeheartedly invite you to support us in our ongoing efforts to celebrate the artistry of the Baroque era. It's important to note that this event serves as our signature fundraising initiative. Every ticket sold contributes to building global connections between Utah and the world, promoting mutual respect, understanding, and international goodwill. Join us in this remarkable journey of harmonious diplomacy and make a meaningful impact.

Featuring Special Guest

Music Director 

Gerald Elias_Utah Global Diplomacy_Vivaldi by CandlelightGerald Elias, music director of Vivaldi by Candlelight since 2004, is a former violinist with the Boston Symphony and associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony. He is also the author of the Daniel Jacobus mystery series, and his short stories and essays have been published in distinguished journals and anthologies. Make sure to check out his website.









  • Please contact us if your tickets have been lost or stolen.
  • Tickets may be given or exchanged to others.  
  • No children under 8 are allowed.
  • Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, and audible alerts. Photography and recording of any kind are strictly prohibited during performances.
  • Tickets may be fully refunded with the exception of the processing fee until November 18. Please remember this is a fundraising event and we need plenty of time to continue selling tickets. 
  • If the performance is canceled, you will be fully refunded.
  • Tickets to the performances are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • By attending a performance, you agree to follow the Covid-19 mitigation protocols in place.
  • Parking around the First Presbyterian Church can be difficult to find. For this reason, doors open at 7:00 P.M. with the concert starting promptly at 8:00 P.M. to allow you plenty of time to find parking and your seats. 
  • ADA Access can be found off of the C Street entrance. 


After 40 years of Vivaldi by Candlelight concerts, we at Utah Global Diplomacy are excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with music lovers for this holiday tradition. Utah Global Diplomacy will no longer require proof of vaccination, negative Covid-19 tests, or face coverings at our performances. Face coverings continue to be highly recommended as an effective way to prevent the spread of illness at indoor gatherings, and we encourage performance attendees to get vaccinated and boosted to protect our community from Covid-19.

Doors will open at 7:00 P.M. The performance will begin promptly at 8:00 P.M. This will give us plenty of time to welcome you and help you find your seats. We encourage you to arrive early to allow plenty of time for parking and check-in.