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
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.
From 13 April until 5 June, Calefax and the well-known Persian singer Mohammad Motamedi create new dialogues between Persian and western music.
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.
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.
|Wed 21 Apr||20.30||Song of the Reed||Cancelled - Theater aan het Vrijthof||Maastricht / NL||Info|
|Sun 25 Apr||11.30||Europe: a century ago||Cancelled - Zwolse Theaters||Zwolle / NL||Info|
|Sat 1 May||20.15||Song of the Reed||Cancelled - Muziekgebouw||Eindhoven / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Fri 7 May||20.15||Song of the Reed||Cancelled - Stadsgehoorzaal||Leiden / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Fri 21 May||20.00||Song of the Reed||Musis||Arnhem / NL||Info|
|Thu 27 May||20.15||35 years of plenty||Stadsgehoorzaal||Leiden / NL||Info||Tickets|
Calefax is looking for a new clarinettist (m/f/x).
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.
Bach's Musical Offerings is our newest album, with which we celebrate our 35th anniversary.