The already captivating Candlelight concert series has raised the bar even higher with a fusion of the finest ingredients! One of the most talked-about young talents in classical music came to NYC for some unmissable Candlelight concerts. The renowned Bösendorfer artist, Serene, will performed four exclusive candlelit concerts at NYC’s stunning Gothic-inspired Church of the Heavenly Rest, offering limited nights of musical mastery in an iconic landmark venue.
Although this spectacular event has already come and gone, you can discover a variety of other Candlelight performances coming to some of the city’s finest venues.
Candlelight Piano: Featuring Gershwin, Liszt and more
Serene’s musical narratives twist and turn, pulling at every emotion, as viewers are taken on a captivating journey courtesy of her mastery and magnetism. She performed for four nights only at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, a historic cathedral on the Upper East Side, as thousands of candles flickered around her providing a spectacle beyond compare.
The event featureed some of history’s most captivating classical compositions from Gershwin to Liszt. Lasting around 65 minutes, doors opened 30 mins prior to the start time.
Having risen to fame in the last few years, Serene’s journey and trajectory as a next-generation pianist is almost as captivating as her prowess playing the piano. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University one year early with university honors in computer science, she began working as a software engineer for Google in Manhattan while living on a sailboat.
Soon after, with a growing repertoire, she focused everything on her passion for piano and has since performed with orchestras around the world, collaborated as composer on Kanye West’s Opera (which premiered at Art Basel and Lincoln Center) and served as pianist and technologist for the founder of the Blue Man Group.
She’s no stranger to extravagant venues either, having now played at a variety of extraordinary locations ranging from the Vienna Musikverein and Golden Gate Park, to the inside of a decommissioned Boeing 747.