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.
From 15 untill 28 March, 2023, Calefax travels to the United States for a series of concerts and masterclasses. Calefax performs music of their new albumAn American Rhapsody which reflects the kaleidoscopic diversity of American music of the past century with music by well-known composers like Gershwin and Ellington and underexposed composers like Florence Price and Moondog.
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.
|Thu 23 Mar||19.30||Tour USA 2023||University of Miami - Gusman Concert Hall||Miami, (FL) / USA||Info||Tickets|
|Sun 26 Mar||16.00||Tour USA 2023||St. Paul's Episcopal Church||Key West, (FL) / USA||Info||Tickets|
|Fri 31 Mar||10.00||Van Gogh’s Way to Go||Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (school performances)||Amsterdam / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Sun 2 Apr||10.00||Radio programme Spiegelzaal||Concertgebouw||Amsterdam / NL||Tickets|
|Thu 20 Apr||19.11||Europe: a century ago||Oudhoornse Kerk||Alphen aan den Rijn / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Fri 21 Apr||11.00||Van Gogh’s Way to Go||Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (school performances)||Amsterdam / 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.