Candlelight concerts explore numerous music genres, including jazz, neo-soul, hip-hop, rock, and classical. And, this season the renowned series is celebrating the power of music composed for the screen. From tv shows like Friends to hit films like Pirates of the Caribbean, these one-of-a-kind concerts are delving deep down into the cinematic realm of music.
The Candlelight series is coming to illuminate the Granada Theater and Westminster Presbyterian Sanctuary with dazzling classical performances of iconic soundtracks and film scores. Settle in at these magnificent venues and fall under the spell of some of the most recognizable music of all time.
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Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Scores at Granada Theater
Sci-fi and fantasy film fans don’t want to miss out on a spectacular Candlelight concert featuring music from the likes of Back to the Future, Stranger Things, Avatar, and Star Trek. Made to capture the supernatural, mystical, and magical elements of sci-fi and fantasy, these soundtracks and films scores are unique and make for a very surprising classical performance. Transport yourself to some of your favorite worlds at this intimate concert dedicated to imagination and reality.
The Best of Hans Zimmer at Granada Theater
Having composed music for over 150 films, Hans Zimmer has revolutionized the approach to film scoring. The award-winning German composer integrates electronic music with traditional orchestral arrangements. With the classical element in his works in mind, recreating his legendary compositions from the likes of Dunkirk, Gladiator, and The Lion King on strings provides the full Zimmer experience.
The Best of Joe Hisaishi at Westminster
Joe Hisaishi’s compositions are timeless and, especially when paired with the films of Studio Ghibli, have a profound effect on the listener. Sit back and relax as a talented string quartet serenades you with some of the award-winning composer’s greatest works. You’ll soon be hypnotized by sweeping bows. You can expect to hear all the favorites from the much-loved Japanese films, including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and many more.
100 Years of Warner Bros. at Westminster
One of the most successful studios in the American film industry is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, Warner Bros. And, the Candlelight series is joining in on the celebrations with a special concert featuring some of the most memorable music from iconic films and tv shows produced by the famous studio. Relive your favorite action-packed scenes and tear-jerking moments while listening to awe-inspiring classical renditions. Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, and Singin’ in the Rain are some of the classics being remembered through music.
Whether you are a fan of action films, anime series or romantic pictures, Candlelight is bringing plenty of cinematic variety to Minneapolis. With two back-to-back performances of each concert on the night, you can find a show that suits your schedule.
Why not go all out and plan a pre or post-show dinner to make the evening extra special? Invite your friends, family, or enjoy a peaceful moment to yourself at one of these spectacular Candlelight concerts.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.