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.
Several thousands of wind orchestras exist all over the world, and each one of them secretly holds a reed quintet! What could be more obvious than to combine these worlds? We will bring you the world premiere together with the renowned Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy, led by it’s chief conductor Arjan Tien. This spectacular concert by the pinnacle of Dutch wind music will be extra festive because the Marine band will be celebrating their 75th birthday at the same time.