35th
anniversary!

Established in 1985, Calefax this year celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary as the world's first reed quintet. The time to look back and relive highlights from Calefax' history together.

Discover our anniversary activities
Play along with Calefax

Play along with Calefax

Calefax gives all its wind playing fans the opportunity to play along with the Ricercar of the new album Bach's Musical Offerings. Calefax made six seperate recordings in which one of the instruments is missing. Wind players can download the sheet music of their part with an audio file in which this part is missing.

Song of the Reed

Song of the Reed

From 13 April until 5 June, Calefax and the well-known Persian singer Mohammad Motamedi create new dialogues between Persian and western music.

Live streams

Live streams

Calefax streamed several concerts both live and as web premieres. Watch concerts like Dido & Aeneazz, The Roaring Twenties and our anniversary concert 35 Years of Plenty from home.

concert calendar

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 12 Jun 18.30 35 years of plenty TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL Info Tickets
Sat 12 Jun 21.00 35 years of plenty TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL Info Tickets
Sat 19 Jun 18.00 35 years of plenty Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Info Tickets
Sat 19 Jun 21.00 35 years of plenty Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Info Tickets
Thu 24 Jun 20.00 Song of the Reed Recorded at Paradiso Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Fri 2 Jul 20.15 Klassiek in de Beurs Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam / NL Tickets

News

Calefax is looking for a new clarinettist

Calefax is looking for a new clarinettist

Calefax is looking for a new clarinettist (m/f/x).

Clarinettist Ivar Berix will be leaving Calefax

Clarinettist Ivar Berix will be leaving Calefax

Clarinettist Ivar Berix will be leaving Calefax. During corona we for once had plenty of time to look back and reflect. Together the five of us have lived through almost 35 incredibly inspiring and successful years.

new album Bach’s Musical Offerings

new album Bach’s Musical Offerings

Bach's Musical Offerings is our newest album, with which we celebrate our 35th anniversary.