While Abu Dhabi may be home to the Formula Rossa, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and world-class museums, it is now also home to the world-renowned Candlelight concert series. Candlelight concerts in Abu Dhabi invite everyone to unwind in an intimate environment bathed in the glow of hundreds of candles while listening to awe-inspiring musical performances.
From the soul-stirring classical melodies of Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi to some of the greatest anthems in the history of pop rock, Candlelight has covered a variety of genres. Taking place at The WB Hilton, The Emirates Palace, NYU Blue Hall, and more you are sure to be impressed by the beauty of the venue bathed in the warm glow of candlelight.
Candlelight in Abu Dhabi
Selections from Antonio Vivaldi’s four-part masterpiece are being reimagined by candlelight at NYU Blue Hall this December. Find your seat at the stunning venue and prepare to be enchanted by Candelabra, a talented string quartet’s, performance bathed in the glow of countless candles. You can also expect to fall under the spell of Karl Jenkin’s Palladio. The combination of warm candlelight, a unique setting, and soothing melodies makes for an unforgettable evening out.
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What is Candlelight?
Candlelight is a series of concerts that are all performed by classically trained musicians. Typically, the series launches with tributes to the greats—Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven—before turning to contemporary classics, chart-topping popstars and famous film scores. Think Queen, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Hans Zimmer and Joe Hisaishi—the maestros behind soundtracks for The Lion King and Spirited Away, among others.
Solo pianists, string quartets and other musical ensembles take to the stage to envelop and enchant audiences with a rich tapestry of sound all while hundreds—sometimes thousands—of LED candles flicker and twinkle and cast light onto the walls. It’s almost as if the flameless light magically dances to the notes being played.
Gone is the production element and from behind the studio effects, your favourite songs resound as you’ve never heard them before. It’s a sight and sound to behold, and one that you’ll want to experience again and again.
After enormous success worldwide, Candlelight has arrived in Abu Dhabi. Audiences can expect to be enchanted by classical takes on some of the greatest music of all time. All you have to do is find your seat, sit back, relax and enjoy!
What’s more, you can invite friends and family to an intimate concert for a special evening out. Why not make the most of it and plan for a pre or post-show dinner?
Watch this space for more upcoming Candlelight concerts in Abu Dhabi.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.