Soothe your soul while experiencing a night of classical and modern music performances with these enchanting concerts located at a historic venue in Oak Park—the first Candlelight location outside of Chicago, followed by the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston! The beloved concert series known simply as “Candlelight” invites everyone to relive the greatest classical and modern works by top musicians in an incredibly unique atmosphere with hundreds of flickering candles.
Candlelight Concerts have had enormous success around the world—in cities like Paris, Barcelona, New York, and of course right here in Chicago at some of the city’s most breathtaking venues, including the grand former Masonic Temple Stan Mansion, the ornate Thalia Hall, and the architectural gem Salvage One. And now, suburbanites can rejoice because these magical concerts have made their way to Oak Park!
With countless flickering candles illuminating the venue, the Oak Park Candlelight concerts will present a collection of classical and modern music over the course of 65 mesmerizing minutes.
You won’t want to miss this upcoming Tribute to The Miles Davis Classic Quintet at Free Church, or if you’re looking for something more ghoulish, don’t miss the Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at Oak Park Arts Center on October 21.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.
These enchanting concerts will unveil musical delights bathed in the soft glow of candlelight for the first time at the Arts Center of Oak Park in the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District. Initially built in 1916, this stunning neo-classical wonder first opened as a church in the 1980s before becoming the iconic Arts Center of Oak Park, a venue for hosting ravishing art exhibits, concerts, and recitals. For over 20 years, it famously housed the Hemingway Museum in the building’s lower level. Boasting classic exterior columns and an expansive stage, it’s a spectacular venue for an enchanting night out surrounded by candlelight.
The Candlelight series takes place twice each night with two back-to-back 65 minute performances. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to each show.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”