"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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Dido & Aeneazz

Dido & Aeneazz

From 7 April to 14 June we play our new program 'Dido & Aeneazz' with renowned trumpetist Eric Vloeimans. A swinging new version of Purcell’s famous baroque opera Dido and Aeneas.

Winners Calefax Composers Competition 2018

Winners Calefax Composers Competition 2018

Yeonju Kim (Korea) and Yonathan Ron (Israel) are the winners of our international composition competition for reed quintet.

VAL

VAL

Together with theatre company Schweigman& we bring a musical ode to falling from 20 september to 21 november, in which we look our fears in the eye.

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 29 May 20.30 Hidden Gems Pelgrimvaderskerk Rotterdam / NL Info Tickets
Sun 2 Jun 20.30 Dido & Aeneazz Caprera Openluchttheater Bloemendaal / NL Info Tickets
Thu 6 Jun 09.30 Seven Locks (4+) De Toneelschuur (schoolconcerts) Haarlem/ NL Info
Tue 11 Jun 19.45 Hidden Gems St Margaret's Church East Twickenham / EN Info Tickets
Fri 14 Jun 20.30 Dido & Aeneazz Paradiso Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Sun 21 Jul 14.00 Festival de Lanaudière Festival de Lanaudière Joliette / CA Tickets

News

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.

single release dido’s lament

single release dido’s lament

We present our moving version of Purcells famous aria Dido's Lament in collaboration with Eric Vloeimans. This is a preview of our upcoming concert tour and album release in April: Dido & Aeneazz.

Winners Calefax Composers Competition

Winners Calefax Composers Competition

Yeonju Kim (Korea) and Yonatan Ron (Israel) are the winners of our international composition competition for reed quintet.