Ghostly Greetings, Charlotteans! The popular Candlelight concert series has something special planned for you this Halloween. It’s illuminating some of the most hauntingly beautiful venues in the city, including The Barrel Room and The Ruth, as it hosts a series of classical tributes to some of the most iconic horror scores and horror-themed songs.
There’s nothing like listening to the eerie melodies of The Exorcist, Halloween, The Night Before Christmas and more, played by a talented string quartet, completely enveloped in the warm glow of hundreds of glimmering candles. May this spooky season be the darkest, scariest time of year!
Music in movies has the ability to enhance the emotional reactions we feel during certain scenes and particularly in horror film, music is an integral part of the filmmaking process, as it elevates that sense of fear, anxiety and discomfort. Whenever we think of iconic horror films, we immediately associate its scores to the gruesome storylines. From the possessed melodies of The Exorcist, to the spine-tingling violins from Psycho, these haunted tunes bring forth iconic and traumatic scenes that have redefined the film genre.
Similarly, when we hear Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre”, we can’t help but think of how Death can be right around the corner, lurking in the shadows and waiting to appear on Halloween. This spooky season, bring out your jack-o’-lantern and listen to these and many more at a Candlelight concert that promises to be both unnerving and unforgettable.
There are few experiences as striking and haunting as listening to captivating renditions of some of the most iconic Halloween-themed songs and scores in some of Charlotte’s most stunning venues.
Swap trick or treating this year for a stunning tribute by candlelight that just as these soul-stirring and eerie songs, is sure to leave a mark on you. Shows will begin in October, with two performances each evening, at 7pm and 9pm, which gives you enough time to plan a pre- or post-show dinner as well.