Movie soundtracks enhance the emotional impact of a film and are a crucial part of storytelling. We all know that music has the ability to evoke powerful emotions in people, and a well-chosen soundtrack can help to amplify the mood and atmosphere of a scene. To celebrate the amazing soundtracks that have accompanied some of our favorite movies and anime, Candlelight invites you to a series of tribute concerts to some of the most iconic scores in movie and anime history.
The themes from The Little Mermaid, Naruto and The Wizard of Oz, are only some of the soundtracks you’ll get to hear at the upcoming Candlelight concerts. To top it all, Candlelight is bringing its signature sea of candles in some of Philly’s greatest venues, including Adventure Aquarium, Masonic Temple and Library and BOK Auditorium.
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It’s not every day you get to see a concert in an aquarium. Adventure Aquarium provides a visually stunning backdrop for the concert, with colorful fish and other marine life floating around in the background. It provides the perfect setting for classical renditions of some of the most magical soundtracks, including “Under The Sea”. Composed by Alan Menken, the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1989.
You might also recognize Up’s “Married Life”, composed by Michael Giacchino, which is one of the most successful scores used in the animation and film industry to date. A Grammy Award-winning song for Best Instrumental Composition, it also recently made a comeback on TikTok. You can also catch “When You Wish Upon a Star”, “Arabian Nights”, and many more.
Step into magical worlds at a Candlelight concert paying tribute to the acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi at ONE North Broad: Masonic Temple and Library. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Hisaishi’s timeless compositions from the iconic Studio Ghibli films. You will hear songs from movies like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service plus more! Anime fans simply can’t afford to miss this incredible concert!
Candlelight has charmed audiences around the world and has come to illuminate Philly’s greatest venues in a series of movie and anime soundtracks. Performed live by first-rate musicians, you’ll get to relive your favorite moments of film and anime, that in addition to setting the tone and enhancing the emotional impact of a film, can also be stand-alone works of art.
These scores have achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in their own right, and paired with the flicker of a sea of candles make for an astonishing evening you won’t forget any time soon.