who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet. - The TimesMore about Calefax
Calefax paints a musical portrait of Europe in the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s, which was subject to many major and rapid changes, like globalisation, the first World War and the worldwide influenza pandamic, How did a composer uphold oneself in these turbulent times?
In the annual concert series Welcome to Calefax-land, Calefax invites Dutch celebrities on stage. This person is more than just a guest: they create the concert programme together with Calefax and host the evening. The guest of this second edition is Paulien Cornelisse, one of the most creative and original Dutch minds. She delves into the overlap between music and language with Calefax.
Calefax shares the stage with chamber choir Cappella Amsterdam in: Mother Earth. A universal concept to which every person gives their own meaning. We live in a time where we collectively seem to realise that our planet could exist without mankind, but mankind won’t last a day without our planet. With music by Paul Simon, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonìn Dvořák and Kate Moore.
Calefax tours six to eight concertprogrammes per season in the Netherlands and tours abroad to a.o. the USA, China, Japan, UK, Eastern-Europe and Germany.
|Sat 17 Jun||Day of the composer||Tickets|
|Fri 14 Jul||19.00||Outdoor concerts||Deltaconcerten - Slot Loevestein||Poederoijen / NL||Tickets|
|Sat 15 Jul||20.00||Terrace concerts||Terrace concerts - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ||Amsterdam / NL|
|Sun 16 Jul||11.30||Outdoor concerts||Middachten Castle||De Steeg / NL||Tickets|
|Sat 30 Sep||20.15||Mother Earth||Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ||Amsterdam / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Sun 1 Oct||15.00||Mother Earth||Pieterskerk||Utrecht / NL||Info||Tickets|
Out now: our new album An American Rhapsody! Calefax goes on a musical road trip across the United States on An American Rhapsody.
Our new album An American Rhapsody will be released on 17th March, but from 17th February some tracks will be available for streaming on several platforms. An American Rhapsody takes you on a musical road trip across the United States.
Ufuk Biçak wins the fifteenth edition of Calefax' international composers competition for reed quintet.