Surrounded by Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron, Southwestern Ontario is known for its stunning shorelines and dazzling sunsets. To add to the natural beauty of the scenic region, this mesmerizing series of Candlelight concerts is bringing breathtaking live music performances bathed in a sea of flickering candles to Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Niagara Falls.
Ever wondered how iconic hits from contemporary artists like Taylor Swift would sound like on strings? Have you yearned to hear classical compositions performed by a string quartet in front of your very eyes and ears? Thanks to these sensational Candlelight concerts coming to Southwestern Ontario, you can listen to classical tributes to legendary artists performed in an enchanting location that will be illuminated by the glimmer of candlelight.
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Candlelight concerts in Southwestern Ontario
Candlelight Niagara Falls: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and More at Oakes Garden Theatre
Experience an unforgettable Candlelight tribute concert to Vivaldi at Oakes Garden Theatre while taking in the breathtaking views of one of the most iconic waterfalls in the world – Niagara Falls. Once you’ve taken your seat in the gorgeous candlelit amphitheater, a string quartet will take to the stage to perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. These stunning concertos depict the feelings associated with spring, summer, fall and winter. What better place to enjoy these revered works that represent the seasons than in this gorgeous open-air setting that provides panoramic views of these awe-inspiring waterfalls?
Candlelight Hamilton: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at The Cotton Factory
The Candlelight series has put together this special music event for Swifties to enjoy their favorite hits by Miss Americana in a whole new light. During the concert, watch the flickering light of the candles dance around the walls of The Cotton Factory while Listeso String Quartet play some of Swift’s most beloved songs. Fans of the superstar can expect to her hits including “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “You Belong With Me,” “Anti-Hero” and many more iconic tracks.
Candlelight Kitchener-Waterloo: From Bach to The Beatles at Maxwell’s
You can hear a host of The Beatles’ greatest hits like “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “All You Need Is Love” and “Love Me Do” with some of Bach’s most revered compositions, such as Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor and Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major. The talented Listeso String Quartet will take some of the Fab Four’s greatest hits and reimagine them with a classical twist, followed by the German late Baroque composer’s enchanting music. Combine that with the gentle glow of candlelight and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind musical experience you won’t forget any time soon.
Candlelight venues in Southwestern Ontario
The Cotton Factory
Located in the heart of lower Hamilton, The Cotton Factory has been used for a range of purposes over the years. As the name suggests, the venue was first constructed as a cotton mill in 1900 to meet the high demand of the textile industry in the late 19th to early 20th century. Now completely renovated and fitted with state-of-the-art facilities, this gorgeous venue has been reborn to host a range of special events including this series of sensational Candlelight concerts.
When it comes to live music venues in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, Maxwell’s is the crème de la crème. Equipped with multiple stages and fabulous acoustics, Maxwell’s hosts events of all types and sizes including concerts, private parties, corporate meetings, weddings and more. The 350-seat venue also houses two large bars providing thirsty concertgoers with draught beer, spirits, tall cans, wine and more. What better place to hear classical renditions of your favorite songs than at this magnificent venue that was made to host live music?
Oakes Garden Theatre
Surrounded by lush shrubbery and an impressive collection of colorful flowers, the magnificent amphitheater at Oakes Garden Theatre provides the stunning setting for this series of Candlelight concerts. From choir performances to movie screenings, this stunning venue has hosted a range of events since it was first opened in 1936. Although the venue is surrounded by gorgeous gardens filled with lily ponds and natural wildlife, this remarkable space is most famous for its breathtaking panoramic views of Niagara Falls. Hear the sounds of rushing waterfalls in the distance as the moving melodies of live music performed on strings flood through this beautiful outdoor setting.
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!”
“Great intimate family friendly show! Loved it.” – Mozart’s Requiem and More
“Unique musical event.. The string quartet was wonderful.” – A Tribute to Queen
“Beautiful program. Wonderful venue, lovely staff. Perfect length of performance. A perfect evening.” – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
“Great sound, composition and nostalgia all in one. We will see them again!” – Classic Rock on Strings
With countless flickering candles illuminating each unique space, these enchanting Candlelight concerts will be bringing their magic to remarkable settings across Southwestern Ontario this spring. Sit back and relax as talented musicians perform a collection of stunning classical renditions over the course of 65 mesmerizing minutes that you’ll want to relive again and again.
The Candlelight series takes place twice each evening with two back-to-back performances. Doors open at least 45 minutes prior to each show.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.