Have you heard the news? Baltimoreans can now get tickets to attend an enchanting Candlelight performance. The Candlelight series offers audiences a multi-sensory live music experience bathed in the glow of hundreds of candles. From timeless composers to rock legends, talented musicians have covered nearly every music genre at spectacular venues worldwide. And, we are delighted to announce that Candlelight concerts in Baltimore are officially underway!
Starting with a tribute to classical music, the Kennedy String Quartet will be taking on legendary composers, including Vivaldi and more. Taking place at Baltimore’s most amazing locations, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and Creative Alliance, these intimate concerts are set to be unforgettable.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts in Baltimore
Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
Although many of us are familiar with the otherworldy beauty of Vivaldi’s famous violin concerti, hearing them being performed surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles takes the Venetian composer’s masterpiece to new heights. Immerse yourself in the cyclical nature of the seasons while listening to selections from The Four Seasons. What’s more, the Kennedy String Quartet will also perform compositions by Jules Massenet and Astor Piazzolla.
Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA
Take out your platform shoes and bell-bottom jeans, because Baltimore is getting a disco glow! This season, Candlelight is celebrating the music and legacy of Swedish soupergroup ABBA. They are one of the most popular and successful musical groups of all time, having sold 150 million records worldwide.
From “Dancing Queen” and “Chiquitita” to “Fernando” and “Lay All Your Love On Me”, you can catch some of the band’s most iconic songs at Creative Alliance. The concert will take place at The Patterson, the multi-purpose venue consisting of a theater, two art galleries, media lab and more.
Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
You’ll be “enchanted” by this magical tribute to one of the most influential and popular singer-songwriters in the world. While Taylor is dazzling audiences on her Eras Tour, Candlelight is providing a unique opportunity to hear her music in an entirely different way. Have you ever considered what her hit singles like “Lover”, “Cardigan”, and “Anti-Hero” might sound like in the classical form? Well, now you can reintroduce yourself to Miss Americana’s iconic tracks at this sensational candlelit performance.
Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer
Even if you’re not a big soundtrack connoisseur, chances are you’ve probably heard Hans Zimmer’s scores. The German-borne composer has scored more than 500 projects in different mediums, including movies and TV. He’s received 20 Grammy nominations, winning four, so really there’s no better artist fit for a moving and intimate tribute.
The new tribute concert this summer includes suites from The Lion King and Dune, for which he won an Academy Award. Kennedy String Quartet will also perform music from The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes and Interstellar, with the Candlelight twist. As the musicians take to the stage, the multi-purpose Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art will be flooded by a sea of flickering candles, making for an unforgettable evening.
Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele
If you’re a fan of heartfelt and deeply personal songs, this is the concert for you. Candlelight is celebrating the immense contribution to pop and soul music of British singer and songwriter Adele. She’s known for her warm voice and emotion-evoking vibrato, captivating audiences all over the world. With sales of over 100 million records worldwide, she currently is one of the best selling artists of all time.
She has 12 Grammy Awards, 12 Brit Awards and one Oscar—and counting! So, what better way to celebrate the iconic artist than with an enchanting and multi-sensory musical experience at one of Baltimore’s greatest venues, Creative Alliance. You’ll hear “Rumour Has It”, “Hello”, and many more, all the while surrounded by a gorgeous sea of twinkling candles.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Baltimore
The historic Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art is opening its doors to the Candlelight series. With over 100 years of history, the BMA “was founded on the belief that access to art and ideas is integral to a vibrant and healthy civic life.” In collaboration with the BMA’s striking setting, Candlelight invites Baltimore audiences to uncover new dimensions to their favorite music at the home of 95,000 works of art.
The artsy Creative Alliance
Creative Alliance has brought together artists from different backgrounds since its inception in 1995. The multi-purpose space is all about artistic expression and celebrating culture in Baltimore. With two locations, they’ve hosted more than 150 live performances, film screenings, dance parties and more. Clearly, the arts center is not new to hosting performances and art shows for the community, but this summer, it’s adding two intimate candlelit tribute concerts to its list of shows.
The Candlelight series has been met with countless 5-star reviews from all over the USA. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Beautiful. Mesmerizing. Enchanting. Absolutely a must. Can’t wait to go again and can’t wait to surprise my friends with tickets.” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“Really wonderful performance and wonderful energy from the performers and the crowd.” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“Candles were delightfully calming and the musicians were exquisite!” – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
“Wonderful experience, a beautiful performance and setting. I had an enjoyable evening!” – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
After having enormous success around the world—in cities like London, Manchester, Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris—Candlelight concerts are lighting up Baltimore in all of its glory!
The Candlelight series typically takes place twice each night with two back-to-back 65-minute performances. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to each show.
Note that for the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.