Live concerts are always a treat, and it’s usually an outing for the whole family. If you enjoy a chilled evening with classic and legendary music, then a candlelight concert will be right up your alley. Not all concert tours are created equal; some stand out for their unique settings and unforgettable experiences. One trend that has caught on in recent years is candlelight concerts, which combine beautiful performances with atmospheric lighting to create a magical ambiance.
New York City is a place where there is always something exciting happening, and it’s also the host of many beautiful candlelight events that are not to be missed this year. However, there are candlelight concerts all over the USA, so you are bound to find a magical event near you. Here are the top candlelight concerts in 2023 that are not to be missed.
1. The Candlelight Series at Carnegie Hall
If you're a classical music enthusiast, the Candlelight Series at Carnegie Hall is a must-attend event. The venue for this concert series takes place in the historic Stern Auditorium which features world-renowned musicians performing some of the most beautiful classical pieces by candlelight. From Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to Mozart's Requiem, the performances are sure to leave you mesmerized. If you’re a Queen fan, you’ll enjoy one of the events in this series: Queen by Candlelight – a performance by West End singers accompanied by a rock band performing some of Queen’s greatest hits.
The show is on Friday, June 23, at 8 pm, and the tickets for the Queen by Candlelight at Carnegie Hall can be purchased on the official Carnegie Hall website, and prices start at $18 per person.
2. Candlelight: From Bach to the Beatles
Candlelight Concerts bring you the magical experience of a live concert in New York City that will prickle all the senses with this awe-inspiring location at The Opera House. A blend of Bach and the legendary Beatles come together for a night of beautiful music under the gentle glow of candlelight. There are various available dates for this concert and anyone from the age of 8 may attend this concert. Tickets start at $65 and are selling out fast, so hurry if you want to experience this spectacular event.
3. Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.
If you’re a fan of a good soundtrack and Warner Bros. films, then this event could be an amazing outing for yourself and your family. Warner Bros. is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and has teamed up with Fever to light up 100 candlelight concerts around the world throughout 2023. One of the first concerts will take place in New York City at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church for a night of songs from classic films from 1039’s The Wizard of Oz all the way through to 2018’s A Star is Born. Enjoy this evening with a journey through the films from Warner Bros. on April 29 at 18:30, and grab a ticket from Fever Up, starting at $65.
4. Candlelight: Soul and the Sea at Adventure Aquarium
If you’ve ever been to an aquarium, then you know what a beautiful and magical setting it is, and what better way to spend an evening than in this setting with candlelight and great music? Candlelight Concerts brings you a night with your favorite R&B and Soul songs at the Currents Ballroom at the Adventure Aquarium in Philadelphia under candlelight and 50-foot shark tanks. You can also get the ultimate experience when purchasing a VIP ticket to enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner under the sea. Tickets can be purchased for $50 at Fever Up.
5. Candlelight Open Air: Rock Classics on Strings at the Phoenix Zoo
Another experience of a lifetime is the Candlelight Rock Classics on Strings at the Phoenix Zoo. With a beautiful setting and lighting of the soft glow of candles, you can enjoy an evening listening to all your favorite Rock classics like Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns ‘n Roses or Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey at the Phoenix Zoo on various dates. Tickets can be purchased for $45 at Fever Up.
In conclusion, these are the top candlelight concerts in 2023 in New York City and around the United States worth experiencing. From classical jazz music, these concerts offer a unique and magical ambiance that cannot be replicated in a regular concert venue. Secure your concert tickets early through the official ticket websites to avoid missing out on these memorable experiences.