Concerts by Candlelight have invited Brisbanites to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere and experience music in a new light at some of the city’s most stunning venues. They’ve wowed night after night and we can’t get enough of them.
If classical music isn’t quite your jam, then no worries because the Candlelight series has upped its musical offering with tribute concerts to some of Jazz’s most celebrated artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and more. There were also tributes to Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone among others which we hear will also make a return at some point.
There’s also a tribute to the legendary band Queen as well as French electronic music masters Daft Punk and Coldplay on the cards. You will also be able to soundtrack your night with musical scores from anime favourites as well as be able to relive magical movie moments from The Lion King, Mulan and The Jungle Book.
The grapevine has also heard that there are even more Candlelight performances for other iconic artists in the pipeline. But one living artist that is already cementing her place among the pantheon of greats is Taylor Swift.
Love her or hate her, her popularity is undeniable and her songwriting talent is sneakily complex. She also gets a tribute concert basked in the glow of candles this summer. And although March is not really summer, Australian singer-songwriter legend Josh Pyke also gets the Candlelight treatment to celebrate the release of his forthcoming studio album.
Brisbane’s first Candlelight concerts featured scores of some of classical music’s most revered composers including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Beethoven’s Best Works, and Chopin’s Best Works, all played by the most talented classical musicians.
Don’t worry if you missed out because Vivaldi makes a return and we’re sure to see more of Beethoven and Mozart soon enough just as we got to experience a tribute to the Italian maestro Ludovico Einaudi, which was an incredible experience.
There are plenty more special and unique concerts by Candlelight coming up, including Candlelight festive concerts and ballet performances, which should definitely not be missed.
The concerts, which have taken place at venues like St John’s Cathedral, The Lussh and the Princess Theatre, have been met with countless 5-star reviews. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
The Candlelight series takes place twice each night with two back-to-back 60-65 minute performances. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show and no late entry is permitted so as to not disturb the serene setting inside.
Take a look at all the concerts below and grab your tickets before somebody else does.
Please note: For the safety of performers and the audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.