Candlelight, the wildly popular musical series, is back in Seattle this October, just in time for the spooky season. This time, they’ve got two super special concerts planned, with Friday the 13th Special and A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics, an atmospheric evening filled with classic renditions of some of your favorite haunting melodies.
Think songs like the theme from The Addams Family, ‘Lullaby‘ from Pan’s Labyrinth, and the theme from A Nightmare On Elm Street. All of these songs, and more, will be played by a talented string quartet in atmospherically chilling venues made even more ominous by a sea of flickering candlelight.
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On Friday, October 13, The Arctic Club Hotel will host one of these bone-chilling Candlelight concerts and when we say that the venue is perfect, we really mean it. The Arctic Club Hotel has a super spooky history. It was formed by prospectors who traveled to the icy Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush and this place is dripping in history but that’s not why it’s famous. The Arctic Club Hotel is said to be haunted by the soul of a politician who died there. In fact, a horror miniseries named Rose Red was actually filmed in the ballroom.
This soul-stirring concert will bring an extra chill to this already eerie venue. As the light of hundreds of candles dances around the walls and ceiling the room will almost seem to have a life of its own. Imagine the hair on your arms standing on end as the sounds of violins, violas, and cellos fills the room with music specifically orchestrated to stir memories of spooky films like the themes from Beetlejuice and Ghostbusters.
You can also catch a Halloween concert at The Museum of Flight in Seattle on October 24 and 25. A stately auditorium is lit up with rows of candles that cast a festive orange glow on the walls. This unexpected concert venue is a quintessential Seattle experience. This place is steeped in history too and there you can immerse yourself in the exhibits, including old aircraft and equipment designed to go into space – the most mysterious place (not) known to man.
You can expect to hear tunes from classic films associated with Halloween like ‘Tubular Bells’, the theme from The Exorcist, and the prelude from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann. There is something to tingle everybody’s spine at these Candlelight concerts.
Fans of the dark and mysterious will love these ghostly Candlelight concerts – they’ll be the treat to your trick and bring you an experience you won’t be able to forget in a hurry. Grab your spookiest costumes, and venture out into the evening this October to hear the somber sounds of this string quartet in the most atmospheric locations.