Candlelight, the wildly popular musical series, is ready to treat the city of Houston this October. In celebration of the most terrific time of year, Candlelight is hosting two sensational concerts.
The first, Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Classical Composers will take place on Tuesday, October 25. Here, audience members can enjoy an atmospheric evening filled with classic renditions of some of your favorite haunting melodies.
Think songs like Danny Elfman’s classic, “This is Halloween”, John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme”, Bernard Herrman’s “Psycho Theme” and even the sinister classic by Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” from Fantasia. All of these songs, and more, will be played by a talented string quartet in Majestic Maestro, an atmospherically chilling venue made even more ominous by a sea of flickering candlelight.
On Thursday, October 27, visitors can experience Candlelight Halloween: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari feat. Film Score by Two Star Symphony. Directed by Robert Weine, and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer in 1920, The Cabinet Dr. Caligari is a bizarre, twisted, and darkly brilliant film that is seminal, not just for horror, but for the whole of cinema. Considered to be the first true cult classic, the film is considered to be the quintissential work in German Expressionist cinema and a preclude to arthouse.
For Candlelight Halloween: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Houston’s own Two Star Symphony will perform an original score in real time for a multi-sensory, magical experience.
Both concerts will be held at Majestic Maestro. The theater, which first opened in 1926, has since been renovated to accommodate a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Constructed by William Ward Watkin, the designer of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the theater provides an intimate and chilling atmosphere, idyllic for experiencing these eerie, yet sensational, performances!
Shows will begin in October, with two showtimes each evening, at 6:30 and 9:00 pm. Each concert will last 60 minutes and doors open 60 minutes prior to showtime.