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.

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

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.