If you have yet to attend a concert bathed in the glow of flickering candles, consider this a sign to experience a one-of-a-kind performance in Indianapolis! And to guide you in your decision-making, we’ve rounded up some of the reasons to attend a Candlelight concert this season, from the inspiring atmosphere to the tempting setlists.
1. The musicians
Candlelight concerts range from tributes to the likes of Vivaldi to concerts celebrating Coldplay’s greatest hits or jazz classics. With an array of genres being covered, performances can range from featuring pianists and string quartets to soulful bands and vocalists. These gifted musicians manage to put unique twists on some of the most well-known music of all time and captivate their audiences.
2. The atmosphere
Thanks to a winning combination of a sea of candles and moving melodies, attending a Candlelight performance means walking into a welcoming space, one in which you can completely unwind and let every note wash over you. Furthermore, the popular concert series is known for its extraordinary venues, from famous landmarks to rustic barns, part of the Candlelight experience is appreciating a special space in your city.
3. Attend enchanting tributes to timeless composers
Fans of classical music can discover concerts guided by eternal compositions. Previous Candlelight concerts around the world have taken on pieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and more. Performances featuring works from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballets have also been enlivened by the mesmerizing addition of ballerinas.
4. Although not everything is inspired by classical music…
And for music lovers who can appreciate the power of the classical form and what wondrous things happen when it meets contemporary music, Candlelight has some spectacular tributes to legendary composers and artists. Find your seat at a concert guided by Queen’s anthemic tracks or settle in for a show transporting anime fans to magical worlds using Joe Hisaishi’s emotive notes.
5. Stories that bring you closer to the music
And while nothing compares to the carefully crafted songs and iconic music being reimagined by candlelight, the musicians always have a few tricks up their sleeve to keep you on your toes. Instead of simply continuing to play song after song, you can expect to hear some interesting facts or anecdotes as performers introduce the set of music they intend to play.
6. Unbeatable ticket prices
Among one of the most significant reasons to attend Candlelight concerts, the series is part of an aim to “democratize access to culture and entertainment.” You’ll notice when purchasing your tickets to one of these shows that there are different ticket options available at different prices. Naturally, the price depends on the seating and its proximity to the stage. For example, you can catch a Candlelight tribute to Queen and more starting at around $28.
7. Rave reviews for Candlelight from around the world
What’s more, the concert series has received rave reviews from attendees who have experienced the one-of-a-kind performances in Seattle.
“The venue was terrific, the atmosphere was perfect, and the music was amazing. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“Awesome performance and beautiful theater!!” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“It was absolutely beautiful! The musicians were amazing and the ambiance was breathtaking.” – Holiday Special Featuring “The Nutcracker” and More
“This was such a great date night idea. We enjoyed trying to guess what movie matched up to the music, and enjoyed the commentary from the on stage performers.” – A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
Have we got your attention now? Invite some of your friends or family to a Candlelight concert that will leave you all feeling inspired and enchanted. What’s more, with so many tributes to choose from, you’re likely to find something to suit everyone.