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Enjoy Calefax at home

Enjoy Calefax at home

In these uncertain times due to the Coronavirus we still want to provide you with our music. Find streams from concerts of our archive here, gain new insights with our video's and read about our experiences and tips in these challenging times.

Song of the Reed

Song of the Reed

Calefax and the well-known Persian singer Mohammad Motamedi create new dialogues between Persian and western music from 13 April until 5 June 2021. Song of the Reed is a musical journey for all senses, with delicacies from the refined oriental cuisine during the break.

The New World according to Dvořák

The New World according to Dvořák

Calefax highlights American music scarcely played before Dvořák’s sojourn in the USA, as well as the development that music in America went through after his departure. Tour from 9 January until 7 February 2021.

Bach’s Musical Offerings

Bach’s Musical Offerings

35 years after the ensemble played its first concert, Calefax celebrates its birthday with masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. They play repertoire from their new album Bach's Musical Offerings: Musikalisches Opfer and Vom Himmel hoch-variations.

35 years of plenty

35 years of plenty

Established in 1985, Calefax this year celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary as the world’s first reed quintet. In 35 Years of Plenty we look back and relive highlights from Calefax' history from 4 Ocbtober until 25 November 2020.

Europe: a century ago

Europe: a century ago

Calefax plays a musical portrait of Europe in the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s in March and April of 2021.

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.

Calefax XL (with students of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague)

Calefax XL (with students of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague)

The musicians of Calefax Reed Quintet work in February for four days with students of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

tour new zealand 2020 – cancelled

tour new zealand 2020 – cancelled

Unfortunately due to the Corona virus, our concert tour is cancelled. We hope to postpone the tour and reschedule the concerts for a later date.

tour USA 2020 – cancelled

tour USA 2020 – cancelled

Unfortunately due to the Corona virus, our concert tour is cancelled. The tour will be postponed and the concerts rescheduled for a later date.

Tour Sweden 2020

Tour Sweden 2020

From Sunday 9 untill Sunday 16 February, Calefax travels to Sweden for a series of concerts in a.o. Landskrona and Laholm.

Tour United Kingdom 2019

Tour United Kingdom 2019

From 8 untill 12 November and 9 untill 12 December 2019, Calefax travels to England and Wales for a series of concerts and a masterclass in a.o. Cardiff, Luton and London.

Un Momento Dado

Un Momento Dado

Johan de Meij, an international celebrity in the world of the symphonic wind orchestra, is currently one of the most performed Dutch composers. Calefax will perform as soloists in a grand new composition de Meij has written especially for reed quintet and wind orchestra, with the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Calefax makes a scene – cancelled

Calefax makes a scene – cancelled

We’re liberating ourselves from our music stands and will be moving freely on stage in Calefax maks a scene. Together with choreographer Sanne van der Put, we are deepening your musical experience by staging our movements.

The human organ

The human organ

Calefax brings the most beautiful organ music to concert halls in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands from 27 October untill 15 December 2019.

Dancing on the vulcano

Dancing on the vulcano

During the first years of our existence, Helena Rasker used to be our go-to vocalist. Many years and grand careers later, we join the stage once again.

Fall

Fall

From 20 September to 21 November, Calefax and theatre company Schweigman& bring a musical ode to falling, in which we look our fears in the eye.

Tour Japan 2019

Tour Japan 2019

From Sunday 17 untill Sunday 24 March, 2019, Calefax travels Japan for a series of concerts in (a.o.) Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Tour USA 2019

Tour USA 2019

From Sunday 3 untill Tuesday 12 February, 2019, Calefax travels to the USA for a series of concerts and master classes in (a.o.) New York, California, Utah and Colorado.

Calefax with a.o. Davies, Reich, Volans & Nas

Calefax with a.o. Davies, Reich, Volans & Nas

Calefax in a minimalistic flavoured programme. With musical migratory birds by Carola Bauckholt, Steve Reich’s vision on Manhattan and a piece by Tansy Davies, the composer in residence of the Concertgebouw.

Dream or Reality?

Dream or Reality?

Is it a dream? Or reality? Calefax plays music from the twilight zone between dreams, imagination and everyday reality.

Inside the mind of a composer

Inside the mind of a composer

How does music originate? Where do the notes come from? Do composers just make up a tune or does the melody impose itself? Are strong emotions the breeding room of impassioned music or is silence a condition for a musical storm?

PAN Festival 2018

PAN Festival 2018

The shortest festival of the Netherlands! The PAN is Calefax’s annual festival concert between Christmas and New Year.

Open your Ears! (8+)

Open your Ears! (8+)

In Open your Ears! the five men of Calefax tell you all about their love and passion for music.

Calefax & Matthew Barley

Calefax & Matthew Barley

The adventurous English cellist Matthew Barley is Calefax’s ideal ‘partner in crime’.

Dido & Aeneazz

Dido & Aeneazz

Calefax and renowned trumpeter Eric Vloeimans present a swinging new version of Purcell’s famous baroque opera Dido and Aeneas.

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

Hidden gems from Calefax’s repertoire enjoy the limelight.

Seven Locks (4+)

Seven Locks (4+)

A sing along concert for everyone aged four or more.

The Music Factory (6+)

The Music Factory (6+)

The five Calefax men work in a pipe factory. Every day they do the same and that suits them fine. So there is great panic when one day the orders stop coming in.

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