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.
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.
Calefax brings the most beautiful organ music to the concert hall.
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.
Calefax and theatre company Schweigman& bring a musical ode to falling, in which we look our fears in the eye.
From Sunday 17 untill Sunday 24 March, 2019, Calefax travels Japan for a series of concerts in (a.o.) Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.
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 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.
Is it a dream? Or reality? Calefax plays music from the twilight zone between dreams, imagination and everyday reality.
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?
The shortest festival of the Netherlands! The PAN is Calefax’s annual festival concert between Christmas and New Year.
In Open your Ears! the five men of Calefax tell you all about their love and passion for music.
The adventurous English cellist Matthew Barley is Calefax’s ideal ‘partner in crime’.
Calefax and renowned trumpeter Eric Vloeimans present a swinging new version of Purcell’s famous baroque opera Dido and Aeneas.
Hidden gems from Calefax’s repertoire enjoy the limelight.
A sing along concert for everyone aged four or more.
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.