This Summer, Enjoy Classical Music By Candlelight In A Stunning, Historic Library

Charli Renken Charli Renken

This Summer, Enjoy Classical Music By Candlelight In A Stunning, Historic Library

What’s more magical than music in a Victorian library?

Candlelight, the series of candlelit performances of classical music that has taken Chicago by storm will return this summer. The Fever Original event was wildly successful with music lovers of all ages and we can’t wait to bring it back!

The magical atmosphere of Newberry Library makes these unique, intimate concerts all the more enjoyable. This summer, enjoy 65 minutes of the greatest works in classical music from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach.

The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library. Photo by Chris Monaghan from Crave The Agency

Founded in 1887, The Newberry Library is a world-renowned independent research library that “builds, preserves, and makes accessible an extensive collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other material spanning more than six centuries.” Its stunning Victorian architecture make it a breathtaking venue for weddings, private events, and concerts like Candlelight!

You don’t need to know a lot about classical music to attend; both Newberry Library and Candlelight value fostering a learning environment, so you’re bound to learn something new about classical music every night.


Photo by Chris Monaghan from Crave The Agency

These evening concerts make the perfect date night to calm your mind and indulge your senses. The glow of candlelight against the historic Chicago architecture of the Newberry Library creates a cozy environment perfect for these intimate, small seating concerts featuring music from Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schubert and more. Musicians have also been known to throw in a little Beatles every now and then, too!

No concert is the same with performances from Chicago’s best string quartets, solo pianists, and more. Each night features two back-to-back 65 minute performances, so you can catch either an early or late show depending on your preference.

Audience members have called Candlelight “the best way to experience classical music… in some of the most beautiful settings in the city,” and “truly wonderful in every way!” See what everyone is raving about by booking your ticket for future dates in May and June.

Photo by Chris Monaghan from Crave The Agency

Tickets for Candlelight at the Newberry Library are on sale now!

Note: Fever is in no way affiliated with third-party sellers and we strongly recommend any tickets be purchased directly through the Fever website and app using the links above.

For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.

Accessibility Information: All concerts at the Newberry Library are wheelchair accessible and the venue has two elevators, one at the front of the building and another at the north entrance near the parking lot.

All concerts are seated by zone on a first-come, first-serve basis and all seating is at ground level. Please email hello@feverup.com for any additional accessibility questions or concerns.

Feature photo by Chris Monaghan.

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