New album: Dido & Aeneazz

Dido &

New album by Calefax and Eric Vloeimans

Our new album Dido & Aeneazz is out now! A recomposition of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by Raaf Hekkema, combined with newly-composed music by Eric Vloeimans.

The album showcases our congenial collaboration between with renowned trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. Dido & Aeneazz invites the listener to join a musical journey that virtuously flows from the baroque original to jazz, calypso and klezmer, and back.

Concert tour

From 7 april 2019 we start a concert tour for the album release in the Netherlands.

Dido & Aeneazz concert tour
zo 7 apr, 14.30, Muziekpodium Eemland, Soestduinen
do 11 apr, 20.15, Isala Theater, Capelle aan den IJssel
zo 14 apr, 14.30, De Doelen, Rotterdam
di 16 apr, 20.15, Theater Junushoff, Wageningen
wo 17 apr, 20.00, De Grote Kerk, Enschede
do 18 apr, 20.30, Theaters Tilburg
za 20 apr, 20.15, Leidse Schouwburg
do 25 apr, 20.00, Theater de Nieuwe Kolk, Assen
vr 26 apr, 20.00, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
zo 28 apr, 20.15, Flint, Amersfoort
wo 1 mei, 20.00, Schouwburg Amstelveen
zo 12 mei, 20.30, Schouwburg Odeon, Zwolle
zo 2 jun, 20.30, Carprera Openluchttheater, Bloemendaal
vr 14 jun, 20.30, Paradiso, Amsterdam

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Peace and I are strangers grown
Fear no danger; Cupid has thrown the dart
A splendid time together *
The triumphs of love
Love dance *
The witches
The sailors
Horizon *
Sailors & witches *
Triumphant witches
Crazy witches *
Great minds against themselves conspire
Dido’s lament
With drooping wings

Recomposition by Raaf Hekkema, after Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
* composed and arranged by Eric Vloeimans, instrumentation by Raaf Hekkema.


Dido & Aeneazz is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Primephonic and in our web shop.