Candlelight invites you to experience classical renditions of some of the greatest musical works of great composers and modern-day icons. From the soulful hits of Beyoncé to the mystical melodies by Joe Hisaishi, there is something for everyone.
Coming to the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, these sensational performances are unforgettable evenings you won’t want to miss out on. All you have to do is find your seat, sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Candlelight at Chabot Space & Science Center: an out-of-this-world venue
Chabot Space & Science Center is a well-known observatory in the hills of Oakland, making for a unique venue to experience these breathtaking concerts. The interactive museum and science center has hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes where you can gaze up at the night sky.
Featured Candlelight Concerts
Rediscover the wonderful worlds of anime with the help of this magical candlelight tribute to none other than Joe Hisaishi.
As the main musical associate of Studio Ghibli, Joe Hisaishi has scored some of the most iconic anime films and series in history including Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro. Whether enjoyed as part of the big screen experience or as stand-alone pieces of music, these spectacular scores have the power to build tension, spark nostalgia and tug at our heartstrings.
Bathe in the glow of candlelight while reliving iconic on-screen moments from your favorite anime films and series at this enchanting tribute to the legendary composer.
Cupid is just around the corner and this year you can celebrate with a romantic Candlelight concert dedicated to music that is sure to make you swoon. Featuring songs from the ever-intoxicating Romeo and Juliet, the classic ‘My Heart Will Go On’ from Titanic, and the passionate refrains of ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ by Giacomo Puccini, this concert will have hearts fluttering. It promises to be an evening of unparalleled enchantment.
Feel the power and emotion of Adele’s music as you bask in the warm glow of thousands of candles. With her most iconic hits, including “Rolling in the Deep” and “Hello”, the concert hall transforms into a sanctuary of magic and raw emotions. This spectacular tribute, dedicated to one of the world’s most renowned singers, promises an unforgettable evening that captures the essence of Adele’s timeless artistry.
All Upcoming Candlelight concerts in Oakland
Audience members around the world have left countless 5-star reviews for the Candlelight series, calling it a “creative, enchanting and new concert experience.” Stay tuned as we await even more exciting shows in Oakland, as they’re sure to be spectacular.
The alluring Candlelight concerts happen twice each night, and the back-to-back performances are each about 60 minutes long.
Note that for the audience’s safety, all candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.