Candlelight concerts in Detroit invite you to experience jazz and classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts taking place at some of the city’s most magical venues. From Vivaldi’s stirring concertos and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker to Nina Simone and Bad Bunny, there is something for every kind of music lover.
Candlelight performances will be illuminating spectacular landmarks such as the 100-year-old Crystal Ballroom at The Masonic Temple, Redford Theatre, an atmospheric theater open since 1928, The War Memorial, the historic Christ Church Detroit and The Art Deco-style Guardian Building. Listen to classical renditions of some of your favorite songs and film scores and be swept away by the warm and gentle glow of candlelight.
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New Candlelight Concerts
This season, Candlelight is fresher and more exciting than ever. With plenty of new Candlelight programs on the roster, you can expect to hear a spectacular assortment of tributes to iconic artists and composers, including Tchaikovsky, Brahms and more performed by Listeso String Quartet. Accompanied by sensational ballet performances, you’ll be enveloped in the warmth of hundreds of twinkling candles at The Redford Theater.
Best known for his works on iconic blockbusters like Inception, The Lion King and Gladiator, Hans Zimmer is a critically acclaimed film composer with countless awards to his name. This December, The Detroit Masonic Temple will light up with thousands of flickering candles as Kalkaska String Quartet work their magic on the scores from these movies and more. Get ready to relive your favorite on-screen moments while you bathe in the warm glow of candlelight at this unforgettable tribute to the magic of cinema.
You probably know the Italian Baroque composer for his masterpiece The Four Seasons, an iconic four-part concerto which will be performed at this dazzling Candlelight concert in Detroit this January. Vivaldi’s music is characterized by its dramatic intensity, technical brilliance and lively rhythm. And at this magnificent tribute, Listeso String Quartet will be working their magic on these spellbinding compositions inside Christ Church Detroit.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Detroit
The Candlelight series has been met by countless 5-star reviews since arriving to Detroit. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Really enjoyed the show!! It was amazing! As a swiftie, it was perfect.” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“Absolutely delightful concert of power house Adele song! Her music was played so you could actually picture Adele herself, right there singing!!” – A Tribute to Adele
“Very talented musicians❤️” – A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
With classics echoing through historic and elegant venues and countless flickering candles illuminating each unique space, the Detroit Candlelight concerts will present awe-inspiring musical renditions over the course of 60-65 mesmerizing minutes. Whether you’re looking for a special date plan, some down time for yourself, or a fun night out with your friends, there’s something to suit everyone. So sit back, relax and let the power of music wash over you!
Please note that for the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.