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Candlelight Oakland: Holiday Special featuring "The Nutcracker" and More

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Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Oakland. Get your tickets now to discover Holiday inspired music at Chabot Space & Science Center under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
📅 Dates and times: December 21 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 60 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
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🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
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Tentative Program

  • Holiday Medley – Various
    • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    • The First Noël
    • Deck the Halls
  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam
  • The Seasons, Op. 37a: – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • I. January. “By the Hearth”
    • XII. December. “Christmas”
  • The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 4 RV 297: “Winter” – Antonio Vivaldi
  • Hänsel und Gretel: Act 2, Abends will ich schlafen gehn (Evening Prayer) – Engelbert Humperdinck
  • 3 Songs, Op. 17: No. 1, Après un Rêve – Gabriel Fauré
  • Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree Suite), S16/R307 – Franz Liszt
    • No. IV – Adeste fideles
    • No. V – Scherzoso: Man zündet die Kerzen des Baumes an (Lighting the Tree)
  • Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
  • The Nutcracker, Op. 71 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • Miniature Overture
    • Act II: No. 12d, Divertissement. “Trepak, Russian Dance”
    • Act II: No. 13, “Waltz of the Flowers”
    • Act II: No. 14c, Pas de Deux. Variation II, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”

Performers

  • String Quartet - Range Ensemble

Reviews of Candlelight Concerts
💬 Vonnie I. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Absolutely spectacular! I don’t think my attention wandered for a second! 10/10."
💬 Daniel V. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Absolutely amazing! Stellar performance by the musicians and great array of song pieces played. Highly recommend."
💬 Pamela J. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Wonderful performances and stunning atmosphere."


Select date and session

Wed
21 Dec
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
Zone E for $36.00 per person
Zone D for $46.00 per person
Zone C for $56.00 per person
Zone B for $66.00 per person
Zone A for $76.00 per person
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