Candlelight is present in over 100 major cities worldwide, including San Francisco. These magical events invite music lovers to experience some of the greatest music of all time under a new light. From classical pieces to pop songs and rock anthems, the concert series aims to leave no stone unturned when it comes to delivering a diverse series of programs. And for those of you still wondering what all the fuss is about, here are 7 reasons why you need to attend a performance bathed in the glow of candlelight.
1. The musicians
Whether a classically-trained string quartet, skilled pianist or jazz band is taking to the candlelit stage, the musicians performing Candlelight concerts are true professionals. Inspired by music from famous composers and singer-songwriters, Candlelight performers take something familiar and transform it into an entirely new experience whilst preserving the original’s essence.
2. The atmosphere
Setting aside the fact that Candlelight concerts tend to take place at some of the city’s finest venues, nothing compares to the warm and inviting glow of hundreds of flickering candles. As the colour yellow bounces off the walls highlighting the venue’s intricate features or an impressive vaulted ceiling, audiences find themselves further entranced by the soothing melodies.
3. Enchanting tributes to timeless composers
During the mid-18th century, celebrated composers such as Beethoven and Mozart performed surrounded by candlelight. So what better way to appreciate classical masterpieces than sitting in a candlelit setting? From Tchaikovsky and Bach to Vivaldi and more, the Candlelight series presents unique concerts paying tribute to legends of the classical genre.
4. Not everything is classical music…
Candlelight prides itself in the wide variety of performances made available to audiences. You might be a fan of Coldplay’s anthemic hits, Hans Zimmer’s famous film scores, Metallica’s heavy metal tracks, or love the smooth rock goodness of Fleetwood Mac. Whatever you’re into, there is something for every everyone. You can even expect to find seasonal concerts centered around the holidays or Halloween.
5. Stories that bring you closer to the music
Another detail of Candlelight that we think audiences really enjoy are the anecdotes and interesting facts musicians share with guests between each song. Not only is it special to hear famous music transformed by violins, cellos, and more, but it is also fascinating for it to be put in context. Learn something new and hear something new at these entertaining performances illuminating San Francisco.
6. Unbeatable ticket prices
Candlelight concerts form part of a mission to “democratize access to culture and entertainment.” With this in mind, when purchasing your tickets you’ll discover there are several types of tickets on sale at different prices, depending on the seating and proximity to the stage. Fans of Taylor Swift’s chart-topping hits, Joe Haishi’s compositions, and more can enjoy a tribute to famous artists for around $25.
7. Rave reviews 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 San Francisco.
“Outstanding, so much music from four people, incredible. I was sad when it was over and am craving more. I’ll definitely be back.” – Best of Hans Zimmer
“Amazing experience!! Talented musicians and cool ambiance!!” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“Honestly one of the coolest experiences I’ve had in a long time. The venue was super cool, the quartet was amazingly talented and the staff working the event couldn’t have been nicer.” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“Will definitely do this again. Great acoustics and fantastic musicians! Loved it 🥰” – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
What are you waiting for? Immerse yourself in an event celebrating the power of music…and candles. Invite your friends, family, a special someone, or enjoy the experience alone for a memorable evening out in the city.