Candlelight concerts in Philadelphia are returning with a wide-ranging lineup. Unleash your inner goddess at a tribute to Beyoncé or unwind to the sounds of Beethoven. Audiences across the historical city of Philadelphia will be spellbound by these sensational performances.
R&B, anime themes, pop hits, and so much more is coming to magnificent venues in Philadelphia. Adventure Aquarium, World Cafe Live, and BOK Auditorium are among the unique spaces hosting Candlelight this season.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts
Legends of R&B ft. Whitney Houston, and More at World Cafe Live
Originating in the 1940s, rhythm and blues’ soulful voices and strong backbeats have separated it from other music genres. Celebrate true masters of R&B at World Cafe Live—“a space for a universe of possibilities.” Relive some of your favorite hits by the iconic likes of Whitney Houston, Usher, The Fugees, and many more. A group of talented singers, a drummer, guitarist, and a musican on keys will serenade you with R&B classics on the night.
Beethoven’s Best Works at the Masonic Temple and Library
Ludwig van Beethoven, a name that immediately commands attention. The German composer and pianist is considered to be one of the greatest composers who ever lived. Having influenced the piano sonata, string quartet, and symphonic form, Beethoven’s legacy is almost unrivaled. The Listeso String Quartet will take to the stage to bring several of the composer’s quartets to life. Sit back, relax and absorb some of the greatest compositions of all time.
A Tribute to Taylor Swift at World Cafe Live
You don’t want to miss out on this sensational tribute concert to Taylor Swift. From her Fearless days to her recent Midnights album, Tay has given us numerous songs to relate to and put on repeat. Enter the welcoming space at World Cafe Live and experience chart-topping hits such as “Cardigan”, “Blank Space”, “Lover”, and more at this intimate Candlelight concert in Philadelphia.
100 Years of Warner Bros. at BOK Auditorium
Drama and emotion are filling BOK Auditorium this season as Candlelight joins the celebrations for Warner Bros. 100th anniversary. Transport yourself to the magical worlds of The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Warner Bros. has been inspiring audiences for years and is a giant in the film industry.
The studio has come a long way from The Maltese Falcon(1941) and Casablanca (1942). Reconnect with your favorite on-screen moments at this musical tribute to a legendary player in cinema.
A Tribute to Beyoncé at BOK Auditorium
The Listeso String Quartet will play some of Beyoncé’s biggest hits with a classical twist for the Philadelphia branch of the BeyHive. A variety of the Texas-born’s tunes can be enjoyed during this hour-long musical experience as the concert journeys through the superstar’s stellar career.
From songs that span back to the Destiny’s Child days like “Say My Name” and “Survivor” to more recent bangers including “Cuff It” and “Drunk in Love”, this Candlelight experience is bound to amaze every Queen Bey fan.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Philadelphia
Candlelight 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!”
“Very intimate and romantic settings. Great quartet performance – very professional! Atmosphere is so relaxing!” – Beethoven’s Best Works
“Loved this performance!!! The explanations of each piece and the overall presentation were absolutely amazing! Loved everything about this fever activity.” – Beethoven’s Best Works
“You can tell the performers really love what they do.” – Favorite Anime Themes
“Incredibly talented musicians, well done!!!” – A Tribute to Radiohead
With countless flickering candles illuminating each unique space, the Philadelphia Candlelight concerts will present a collection of musical tributes to classical and contemporary musicians over the course of 65 mesmerizing minutes.
The Candlelight series takes place twice each night with two back-to-back performances. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show.
Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and you won’t want to miss out.