Candlelight has spread its magical glow to over 100 cities around the world and continues to shine its light on Kansas City. This series of enchanting concerts has managed to win over the hearts of music lovers in the city with its breathtaking live music performances and signature sea of flickering candles. So, if Candlelight has piqued your interest but you’re still not sure if these concerts are for you, we’ve rounded up seven reasons to attend a Candlelight concert in Kansas City.
1. Brilliant musicians
Brilliant musicians bring music to life at these mesmerizing candlelit concerts. With their instruments in tow, gifted string quartets and more have graced the stages inside some of Kansas City’s most spectacular spaces to dazzle audiences. And the music doesn’t stop with strings. Pianists, orchestras, jazz bands and more have also performed in a vast sea of flickering candles at these musical tributes.
2. An unbeatable atmosphere
Listening to music by candlelight is a welcome escape from the stresses of daily life. The sea of flickering candles envelopes audiences in warm amber tones, creating a super soothing space that’s perfect to sit back and unwind in. As the flicker of candlelight dances to moving melodies and more, everything around you is illuminated in a soft golden glow, putting a spotlight on the architectural beauty and charm of Kansas City spaces including the historic Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception.
3. Candlelight showcases classical music
Candlelight is on a mission to make classical music more accessible than ever. Historically, the higher classes and nobility were the only groups who were afforded the opportunity to enjoy the genre. Nowadays, the idea exists that classical music is only reserved for those with a deep understanding of the genre. But Candlelight is flipping the script on these misconceptions. Whether you’re a life-long fan of the works of Vivaldi and Bach or have never heard works by the likes of Mozart and Tchaikovsky in your life, Candlelight is welcoming all to experience the magic of the genre in a stunning candlelit setting.
4. But it’s not all just classical music
Although these concerts have a deep affection for classical music, Candlelight certainly doesn’t discriminate against other genres. Contemporary tunes are celebrated in the same way classical compositions are – with gifted musicians putting their own spin on iconic pieces of music while surrounded by thousands of candles. Pop, rock, jazz, soul and more genres are honored at these concerts, with tributes to the likes of Coldplay and The Beatles lighting up Kansas City this season.
5. Musicians share gems of info
Between performances, musicians take a break from all the musical swooning to share interesting titbits or anecdotes about the music they’re playing. They might share what inspired the lyrics of a song or a fun fact about the creative process the artist underwent while producing their masterpiece. By doing this, artists give added context to their performances, and offer a fresh insight into the music they’re working their magic on.
6. Affordable ticket prices
When Candlelight say they’re making immersive musical experiences in Kansas City more accessible, they really mean it. Concert tickets cost as little as $22, but there are different ticket options with varying price points depending on how much you’re willing to spend. The general rule is that, the closer you are to the stage, the higher the price will be, but you can decide which tickets suit you best.
7. Countless five-star reviews
Last but certainly not least, Candlelight has received rave reviews in cities all over the world. In Kansas City, these concerts have left audiences in awe, so it’s no surprise that they’ve garnered countless five-star reviews here too.
“It was absolutely amazing!” – Tribute to Vivaldi and more
“Wonderful experience.” – Tribute to Bach and The Beatles
“Amazing performance in a beautiful venue!” – Tribute to Mozart, Bach, and Timeless Composers
“Absolutely wonderful. So beautiful.” – Candlelight Valentine’s Special