The spectacular series of candlelit concerts known simply as “Candlelight” has taken music lovers all over the world on a magical journey of sound and light. Illuminated by the glow from thousands of candles, audiences have been immersed in utterly enchanting settings as talented musicians swoon them with the breathtaking sounds of live music. If you’re yet to experience the magic of these concerts and aren’t sure if they’re for you, we’ve compiled a list of seven compelling reasons to attend a Candlelight concert in Phoenix.
1. The talented musicians
Inside remarkable venues across Phoenix, gifted musicians take to the stage to dazzle audiences with a rich tapestry of sound. From string quartets and solo pianists to lively jazz bands and full orchestras, a range of talented instrumentalists work their magic on the songs and compositions we all know and love. And watching them channel their passion and talent in front of your eyes is part of the magic.
2. The unbeatable atmosphere
The fusion of mesmerizing live music performances with the warm glow of candlelight is a killer combination. Thousands of twinkling candles illuminate the space around you as you immerse yourself in the moving melodies and stirring sounds of music performed on strings, piano and more. The magnificent interiors and stunning architecture of some of Phoenix’s most incredible locations light up with candlelight, and there are few settings more suitable to host these spellbinding concerts than these.
3. Bringing classical music to new audiences
Ever since its debut, Candlelight has always showcased the very best of classical music. Mesmerizing tributes to pioneering classical music talents and their works have shined in Phoenix. The spellbinding compositions in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons continue to light up the city, putting a spotlight on the timeless compositions that we know, sometimes without even realizing we know them.
4. Modern hits are given a classical twist
Another thing that brings audiences coming back to these stunning concerts time and time again is the way in which they put a classical spin on some of our favorite contemporary hits. Taylor Swift and Queen have been honored with classical tributes performed by string quartets, while iconic rock songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Guns n Roses have been given a classical makeover. What’s more, movie buffs can hear the spellbinding scores from films such as The Lion King and The Dark Knight at a wonderful Hans Zimmer tribute.
5. Each concert is a treasure trove of info
Concertgoers are given the chance to uncover new details and interesting facts about their favorite songs at these sensational Candlelight concerts. Throughout the performances, musicians offer short anecdotes about the music they’re performing. What inspired the singer’s writing process? Are there any songs that are particularly hard to play? And who knows? Maybe some of your burning questions about your favorite songs and artists will finally be answered.
6. Tickets are really affordable
Tickets for these Candlelight concerts in Phoenix cost as little as $20, making them more than affordable if you’re on a budget. There are also several ticket options at different prices, so if you want to level up and spend a bit more on seats closer to the stage, you can do. Candlelight is for everyone, and these affordable ticket prices make it so.
7. Countless rave review
Candlelight has enamored audiences around the glow, in cities such as Madrid, Paris, NYC, Tokyo and right here in Phoenix. They’ve received countless 5-star reviews, with guests calling it a “wonderful experience!” and “the atmosphere and music was mesmerizing”.
“The music selection and performance was excellent.” – A Tribute to Queen
“Beautiful, Etherial, magical! Taylor would have been proud!” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“Fantastic performance, great seats. Wonderful evening!” – A Tribute to Rock Classics
“Love it ! We had a great time, definitely going back to another candlelight concert!” – A Tribute to Queen