January 27, 2022
South Philadelphia's Bok Building – a school-turned-artisan workspace – is just one of a few area venues that are hosting a series of concerts illuminated solely by candlelight.
The series is sponsored by the live entertainment platform Fever, who hosts special shows, food experiences, and pop-up events in countries all over the world. Fever Philadelphia will be putting on nine performances of the Candlelight Concerts, which are scheduled to begin Thursday, Jan. 27 and run through March 26.
With limited tickets still available, Candlelight will host a string quartet performance of popular anime themes on Jan. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m at the BOK Auditorium. With tributes to popular anime series including Naruto, Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, and Death Note, the performance presents visitors with a unique experience to hear their favorite themes.
For those who aren't able to make it to Thursday night's performance, another anime-themed concert will be held on Feb. 11. Tickets are available here.
The Listeso String Quartet will return to the Bok on Friday Jan. 28, for a rock-themed Candlelight concert. Tickets are still available and the show will feature classic songs by Blondie, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Jefferson Airplane.
Another performance will take place on March 25.
On Saturday, Jan. 29, a solo pianist will perform hits from indie pop group Coldplay. Athough an impending Nor'Easter could impact the performance, there is not currently an inclement weather date for the concert.
On Sunday, Feb. 13, the series returns with a special Valentine's Day performance of romantic classical music, including "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the Love Theme from "Romeo and Juliet," and "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy. Those looking for a last-minute date night idea are still able to purchase tickets for either the 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. shows.
The series has made its way through many of Philadelphia's live performance venues, including the Curtis Institute and ONE North Broad. Both venues have hosted candlelit, classical renditions of popular music and tributes to iconic compositions.
Last night, we attended a #candlelightconcert series, part of #candlelightphilly. The even consisted of a selection of works by Frederic Chopin. An amazing and lovely experience. pic.twitter.com/SNCoeitemF— Garrett (@Spottschrift) September 30, 2021