For a few years now, the popular Candlelight concert series has illuminated some of the most magical venues in Dubai, including Zabeel Theatre, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Majlis Al Salam Ballroom in Mina A’Salam Hotel.
Whether it’s for its diverse set of tributes to some of the most notable artists of all time, or the breathtaking atmosphere created by a sea of gleaming candles, these concerts are met with rave reviews by attendees. If you’re one of the few that have yet to enjoy a Candlelight concert and are curious about the experience, here are seven reasons to attend a captivating Candlelight tribute in Dubai.
1. The musicians
The first reason why you need to attend a Candlelight concert is without a doubt the group of classically trained musicians that perform each evening. These artists are highly skilled in their craft and effortlessly command their instruments. Due to their passion for music they are able to convey a range of emotions, from nostalgia and melancholy to joy and even tension.
2. The atmosphere
Another reason why these concerts are so beloved among cities across the world is the mesmerising atmosphere created by the signature sea of candles. Thousands of flickering candles are set up each tribute to make venues like theatres, concert halls, luxury hotels and former churches shine even brighter.
Although in each city, Candlelight only chooses the best venues that are recognised for their architectural beauty and cultural importance, it’s the warm glow of candlelight that leaves everyone breathless.
3. Candlelight brings classical music to new audiences
Even though classical music concerts have traditionally frequented by the higher classes of Western societies, Candlelight has brought celebrated classical composers within reach. These are timeless artists and maestros, whose music has endured for centuries and continues to be performed and appreciated by audiences worldwide. For this reason, you can always expect spellbinding tributes to musical geniuses in the Candlelight repertoire, from Vivaldi to Beethoven.
4. It’s not all just classical music
However, you can expect a long list of artists performing in a wide range of genres that receive the Candlelight treatment. From Taylor Swift and Queen to Umm Kulthum and Fairuz, you can expect everything from classical Arabic music to pop, rock and jazz. What’s more, for those that consider themselves huge film buffs, Candlelight also offers intimate tributes to iconic film scores that have changed the course of cinema, such as famous anime and popular holiday classics.
5. Learn the stories behind the music
Another popular takeaway from these classical performances by attendees is the chance to gain new insights into the performed songs or on the lives of the tribute artists. During the show, the musicians often stop between songs and engage in entertaining conversations with the audience. After all, they’re like keepers of hidden treasures and expertly know how to blend education with entertainment.
6. The tickets are really affordable
One of the most compelling reasons you shouldn’t miss an intimate tribute by candlelight is the affordable ticket price per person. Candlelight concerts are meant to be enjoyed by everyone and you can purchase tickets at some of Dubai’s most gorgeous venues for as little as AED150.00/person.
7. The 5-star reviews
Candlelight has received widespread success in cities all over the world, from London and Paris to New York, Chicago and Singapore. Due to its unique take on live music performances and trademark candles, the concert series has received countless 5-star reviews, with guests saying “the atmosphere and music was mesmerizing”.
Wonderful concert where we also learned more about Beethoven. The dinner was delicious and well served. The ambience really touching.
10/10 I should’ve done this sooner. Such an amazing evening.
The experience was very nice and unique.
We enjoyed so much. We’ll definitely go to another Candlelight concert in near future again.
The popular Candlelight concert series has gained amazing success due to its diverse repertoire, the captivating atmosphere and affordable ticket prices and many more reasons. There’s few live music performances out there that are a feast for all the senses and these concerts are just a click away.