35 years of plenty

35 years of plenty

4 October until 25 November 2020

Established in 1985, Calefax this year celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary as the world’s first reed quintet.

In these thirty-five years, Calefax evolved from a music group of five schoolboys to an ensemble of world fame. With five pieces, each chosen by one of the musicians, we look back and relive highlights from Calefax’ history. Each piece is introduced by a video in which one of the reed players shares the impact the work had on himself or on Calefax. Soloist in the Hymns for Private Use by Muhly is soprano Katrien Baerts.


JELTE ALTHUIS: J.S. Bach Fantasia and Fugue BWV 542
IVAR BERIX: Nico Muhly Hymns for Private Use voor sopraan en rietkwintet
OLIVER BOEKHOORN: Johannes Ockeghem Intemerata Dei Mater en Mort, tu as navré
RAAF HEKKEMA: Raaf Hekkema Operaatje zonder zang
ALBAN WESLY: Léos Janácek On an Overgrown Path (parts)

Upcoming concerts

Sun 4 Oct 19.30 35 years of plenty St. Bavokerk Haarlem / NL Tickets
Sun 18 Oct 11.30 35 years of plenty CANCELLED - Kapel op 't Rijsselt Eefde / NL
Fri 23 Oct 20.15 35 years of plenty Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Tickets
Sat 24 Oct 20.00 35 years of plenty TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL Tickets
Wed 25 Nov 20.15 35 years of plenty Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Tickets