"Five
extremely
gifted dutch
gents"

who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet. - The Times

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The human organ

The human organ

Calefax brings the most beautiful organ music to concert halls in the Netherlands, England and Wales from 27 October untill 15 December.

Premiere 'Un Momento Dado' by Johan de Meij

Premiere 'Un Momento Dado' by Johan de Meij

Johan de Meij, an international celebrity in the world of the symphonic wind orchestra, is currently one of the most performed Dutch composers. We perform his grand new composition 'Un Momento Dado' with the renowned Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy on 10 and 31 January.

PAN Festival 2019

PAN Festival 2019

The shortest festival of the Netherlands! The PAN is Calefax’s annual festival concert between Christmas and New Year, on 28 December in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam.

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 28 Dec 19.30 PAN Festival 2019 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Tickets
Sun 5 Jan 14.30 The Music Factory (6+) Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Info Tickets
Fri 10 Jan 20.15 Calefax & the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy Theaters Tilburg Tilburg / NL Info Tickets
Fri 31 Jan 20.15 Calefax & the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy SPOT/De Oosterpoort Groningen / NL Info Tickets
Sat 1 Feb 20.15 String Quartet Biënnale Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (concluding concert) Amsterdam / NL Tickets
Thu 6 Feb 16.30 Calefax XL (with students of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague) Royal Conservatoire The Hague / NL Info Tickets

News

Calefax Composers Competition 2019

Calefax Composers Competition 2019

Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 12th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet.

illustrations Dido & Aeneazz – Hedy Tjin

illustrations Dido & Aeneazz – Hedy Tjin

Artist Hedy Tjin made beautiful felt pen illustrations for our project Dido & Aeneazz with renowned trumpeter Eric Vloeimans.

New album: Dido & Aeneazz

New album: Dido & Aeneazz

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