Picture the most romantic evening you could have with your loved one, the absolutely quintessential night out. Now forget everything you just imagined, because nothing could possibly top finding yourselves bewitched by the sweet sounds of classical music and immersed in the flickering glow of candlelight.
The elegantly titled “Candlelight” series is making its rounds across the world to save us all from repetitive quarantined date nights. Don a mysterious mask and make your way to the theatre, where a candlelit classical concert awaits you. You’ll find a seat at least six feet from other guests—to maintain your mystique, of course—and allow yourselves to get lost in the music.
Candlelight traditionally highlights the works of Vivaldi, Chopin, Mozart & Piazzolla, Beethoven, Bach, and other timeless composers, through the talented stylings of local musicians from the Austin Camerata, but this year, they’ve added a modern blend of Taylor Swift, Coldplay, ABBA, Queen, Frank Sinatra, ’90s pop stars, and classic rock legends to the list. The running time for each concert is roughly 65 minutes and doors open 30 minutes before showtime. It’s important to note that the candlelight is provided by flameless candles, for the safety of the audience, naturally.
Nine distinct concert sequences with several dates each are spread out between Austin’s most coveted venues. Most take place at The Mansion, a Georgian-style wedding venue with splendid grandeur, or VUKA Bouldin Creek, a uniquely spacious blend of rustic modern and boho chic—this nature-inspired events venue at South Monroe and First features a 1/4 acre backyard and a 2,400 sq. ft. indoor event space. Other venues include the Historic Sanctuary at St. David’s and the Brodie Homestead.
The full concert schedule is listed below, with a wide window for tickets starting in early February all the way through March. Enjoy enchanting classical music at Candlelight in Austin!
Candlelight: Classic Rock featuring Hendrix, Stones, Zeppelin & More
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 7 pm, 9 pm (+1 more date)
Candlelight Jazz: The Best of Frank Sinatra
Friday, January 28, 2022 | 6:45 pm, 8:45 pm (+1 more date)
Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special ft. “Romeo and Juliet” and more
Friday, February 11, 2022 | 7 pm, 9 pm (+ 1 more date)
Candlelight Ballet: Featuring Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and More
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 6:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA
Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 6:45 pm, 8:45 pm
Candlelight: The Best of the 90s Featuring Britney, Radiohead and More
Friday, February 18, 2022 | 7 pm, 9 pm
Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay
Friday, March 4, 2022 | 7 pm, 9 pm
Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
Friday, March 11, 2022 | 6:45 pm, 8:45 pm (+1 more date)
Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More
Friday, March 25, 2022 | 7 pm, 9 pm