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  • Candlelight Ballet: Tchaikovsky and More at Oak Park Arts Center

Candlelight Ballet: Tchaikovsky and More at Oak Park Arts Center


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🎫 Zone B (great visibility)
🎫 Zone C (good visibility)

Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis within each zone

What You Will Enjoy
🕯️ An intimate ambiance in a beautiful venue bathed in candlelight
🩰 The talented Listeso String Quartet performing classical pieces by Tchaikovsky accompanied by ballerina dancers from Chicago Dance Crash
🏛️ The stunning architecture of the iconic Arts Center at Oak Park

General Info
📍 Venue: Oak Park Arts Center
📅 Dates and times: various dates and times (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: all guests must be 8 years old or older with a valid ID. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is not ADA compliant
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
✅ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience. See your ticket for more details
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert, please click here

Tentative Program

Ballet dancers will be performing during a selected number of pieces

  • Brahms – “Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor, WoO 1 No. 5” 🩰
  • Offenbach – "Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Barcarolle) from Tales of Hoffmann" 🩰
  • Borodin – “String Quartet No. 1 in A Major: III. Scherzo: Prestissimo”
  • Tchaikovsky – “The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act II: No. 14c, Pas de deux. Variation II - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” 🩰
  • Dvořák – “String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B.179 - “American Quartet”: IV. Finale (Vivace ma non troppo)
  • Saint-Saëns – "The Carnival of the Animals, R 125: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan)" 🩰
  • Tchaikovsky – “Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, TH 48: II. Walzer”
  • Khachaturian – “Suite from Gayane No. 3: V. Sabre Dance" 🩰
  • Massenet – “Thaïs: Méditation”
  • Piazzolla – "Oblivion" 🩰
  • Fauré – “Pavane, Op. 50”
  • Tchaikovsky – “String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30: IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo e risoluto”
  • Tchaikovsky – “The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I “The Spell”: No. 6, Waltz” 🩰
  • Tchaikovsky – “The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act II: No. 12d, Divertissement. Trepak, Russian Dance” 🩰


  • String quartet - Listeso String Quartet
  • Ballet dancers - Chicago Crash Dance

Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. You don’t need to know all things ballet to enjoy the evening, simply sit back and savor the stunning atmosphere and pieces you’ll hear. Walk into one of Oak Park’s most exquisite venues where the walls will be flickering by candlelight to create a magical atmosphere. Prepare to be taken into the clouds with some of the most treasured wintertime classics from Tchaikovsky, Debussy and other master composers!

User reviews

based on 183 reviews
  • It was a very beautiful experience.
  • Beautiful set up, beautiful music, beautiful ballet performance. Would definitely do it again.
  • Beautiful performance!!! If i can give any feedback it would be to please choose other costume or outfit colors because the black plain leotards totally submerged into the dark black background so we couldn't really see the dancers full movements.
  • I love how the performers engaged with the audience. The ambiance was perfectly set up! Thank you for a spectacular night!
  • Beautiful venue. The music was very enjoyable and we all loved the dancers
  • Wasn't really a ballet. More of a concert for a string quartet group accompanied by dancers on a few of the songs. The performances were amazing loved all the history about the pieces played. And the staff were super welcoming and kind.
  • Such a wonderful experience, my 15 year old daughter loved it! So magical.
  • Fantastic! Thank you for reminding the audience to keep there mask up. Makes us immune compromised people safer.
  • The location was really, musicians were professionals. I feel like for the price it was a bit short of a performance. Dancers seemed a bit tiered too, but it was nice all together.
  • The music was great. I loved the introduction and history given by the musicians for the music. The dancers were a wonderful addition. I truly enjoyed the whole experience.
  • Performances were great. The only negative is that the venue was freezing.
  • Amazing evening!
  • it was a nice venue, amazing music, and great dancing. I just wish there was a ballerina on for every song. there was only a ballerina for less Than half of the songs which was a bummer. but a good experience overall
  • Loved it!
  • Great experience!
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