Candlelight—the wildly popular musical series, is back in Chicago this October, just in time for the spooky season. This time, they’ve got a series of tributes planned, filled with classic renditions of some of your favorite haunting melodies.
Think songs like Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice Theme”, John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme”, Bernard Herrman’s “Psycho Theme” and even the sinister classic by Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” from Fantasia. All of these songs, and more, will be played by a talented string quartet at atmospherically chilling venues made even more ominous by a sea of flickering candlelight, including the historic Wicker Park Lutheran Church and the impressive Stan Mansion.
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Candlelight invites you to celebrate spooky season listening to some of the most iconic horror movie soundtracks and horror-themed songs. We know them, we love them, and probably hate them too, because upon hearing their haunting melodies, we are immediately transported to intense, terrifying and tension filled scenes.
From The Exorcist’s “Tubular Bells” and John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme” to Chopin’s “Funeral March” and Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue”, the talented musicians of Listeso String Quartet and Metropolis String Quartet will give you their take on chilling cult classics. And with so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find something that appeals to your taste and best fits your schedule.
For those of you that prefer a Día de los Muertos celebration, we’ve got just the thing for you. To celebrate the Mexican festivity that blends indigenous roots with Catholic customs from the Spanish viceroyalty, you can now listen to songs in the likes of “La Llorona”, “La Bruja” and “Recuerdame (Remember Me)” by Carlos Rivera from Disney Pixar’s movie Coco. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die” (Campbell), and at Salvage One this November, you’ll be reminded of the joyful celebration that death can be.
If you’re looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween, why not spend it by listening to eerie and chilling songs that have not only been ingrained in our minds, but are also a great part of pop culture?
Lighting up some of the most spectacular and spine-chilling venues in Chicago, these concerts will transport you to some of the most memorable on-screen moments where you can dip your toes in the cool waters of the darkness. Each concert will last 65 minutes and doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime.