Candlelight concerts have taken the world on a unique musical journey, where compositions of centuries past intermingle with contemporary classics. For a while now, they have also graced some of the most stunning venues across Austin, as well.
While they are recognized all over the world for their trademark sea of candles and unique music offering, there are people yet to discover these enchanting performances. So, for those of you that need a little push to take this much-awaited step, here are seven reasons to attend a magical concert by candlelight in Austin.
1. The musicians are classically trained
If not the most, one of the most compelling reasons to discover a Candlelight concert yourself, is most definitely the musicians. They are classically trained and embody with every movement the story of these compositions. Watching them perform with such precision and passion is awe-inspiring, evoking a range of emotions, from joy to melancholy. It’s as if their instruments become mere extensions of their selves.
2. The atmosphere is exhilarating
Secondly, the concert series typically takes place in spaces with great architectural beauty and cultural significance, including concert halls, theaters, old churches, event venues, and even aquariums! The very architecture of these places elevates the music to new heights. Add to that the gentle glow of thousands of candles that flicker and dance to the music, giving audience members a warm embrace and making it all an unforgettable experience.
3. Candlelight brings classical music to new audiences
Historically, most classical music was written for the wealthy patrons of composers, thus, making it difficult to reach those of lower social classes. As the years have gone by, the genre is still not as easy to appreciate as is the case with other styles. However, Candlelight is breaking all these barriers and making the genre more accessible. Hear timeless compositions that have stood the test of time by classical geniuses in the likes of Vivaldi, Schubert and Tchaikovsky, who weave intricate tales through their notes.
4. It’s not all just classical music
One of the reasons why Candlelight is so special is the diverse repertoire of concerts offered each season. You’ll find everything, from pop, metal and progressive rock to flamenco, jazz, RnB and soul. Additionally, film buffs and otakus can be transported to their favorite movie video game scenes as they listen tributes to iconic movie scores by industry giants like Hans Zimmer. Koji Kondo, and more.
5. You’ll gain fresh insights on the songs
Many audience members find these spellbinding live music concerts enjoyable because they also learn more backstory to these iconic songs and compositions. During these performances, the musicians frequently give insights into the lyrics and context and even the artists’ creative process. Certainly, they have great knowledge on music, but also, are great fans of these artists as well! They get to artfully blend education with entertainment.
6. The tickets are really affordable
You can grab tickets for a spellbinding concert at one of Boston’s most emblematic landmarks and venues for as little as 31$. A Candlelight concert is a multi-sensory experience that combines sensational music with an inviting ambiance, creating an atmosphere you won’t forget any time soon. Generally, we often spend a lot more to dine out or grab drinks with friends, so in comparison, these prices are an absolute bargain.
7. The concert series has received rave reviews
Lastly, Candlelight has gained widespread success around the globe in cities like London, Paris, Los Angeles and Chicago. Due to its unique take on music, it’s received countless 5-star reviews, with guests calling it a “wonderful experience!” and “the atmosphere and music was mesmerizing”.
The concert was fantastic and the candlelit ambiance was beautiful. We will be attending more concerts!
It was awesome! The quartet was awesome! The best date !
Great performance. I got chills listening to these pieces of music. Highly recommend.
The musicians and dancers put on an incredible show. The story telling was beautiful. I would highly recommend it to dance and music lovers alike.
Beautiful performance! I loved every minute of it…the history, music, dancing ❤!