Candlelight, the popular musical series, continues to illuminate Austin this October and November, just in time for the spooky season. This time, they’ve got special events planned, with Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics, atmospheric evenings filled with classic renditions of some of your favorite haunting melodies.
Think songs like Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller”, John Carpenter’s, “Halloween Theme”, Bernard Herrman’s, “Psycho Theme” and even the sinister classic by Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” from Fantasia. All of these songs, and more, will be played by a talented string quartet in atmospherically chilling venues, including AFS Cinema, made even more ominous by a sea of flickering candlelight.
If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Halloween this year with your family or friends, look no further than these evenings guided by some spooky season favorites. Watching a horror or thriller movie is made all the more frightening and suspenseful by the eerie music accompanying its scary scenes. Although the programs may vary, Candlelight’s haunted concerts include selections from the most iconic horror movie soundtracks and horror-themed songs.
With several Halloween specials taking place across Austin, you’ll easily make room for a hair-raising show on your calendar. The spectacular venues hosting Candlelight’s haunted performances include AFS Cinema, St David’s Episcopal Church, and The Mansion. All you have to do is find your seat, relax…and enjoy!
Candlelight invites everyone to listen to some of their favorite music while sitting in a striking setting surrounded by the glow of hundreds of flickering candles. The subtle blend of an intimate space with moving music provides the perfect ambiance for an unforgettable Halloween.
Shows will begin in October, with two showtimes each evening, at 6:45 pm and 8:45 pm. Each concert will last 60 minutes and doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
Note that for the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.