Un Momento Dado

Un Momento Dado

Grand work by Johan de Meij

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 composition de Meij has written for reed quintet and wind orchestra.

Un Momento Dado is an ode to another Dutch phenomenon, the legendary soccer player Johan Cruijff. Cruijff, says De Meij, is known for his virtuosity, creativity, capriciousness and radical innovation. “I also observe these qualities in Calefax, a group that has created an entirely new chamber music genre with its unique instrumental lineup.” De Meij felt inspired to name the piece ‘Un Momento Dado’, as a reference to a baffling but funny statement Cruijff made at a press conference in his Catalan years. The phrase means ‘at a given moment’, in Catalan Spanish. It wasn’t clear at all what Cruijff meant, but the words ‘Un momento dado’ nevertheless became a Catalan phrase!


Past concerts

Fri 10 Jan '20 20.30 Un Momento Dado Theaters Tilburg Tilburg / NL
Fri 31 Jan '20 20.15 Un Momento Dado SPOT/De Oosterpoort Groningen / NL
Fri 17 Apr '20 20.00 Un Momento Dado Live stream of full concert facebook.com/calefax
Sun 10 Oct '21 16.30 Un Momento Dado Festival CityProms - Wilhelminaplein (free concert) Leeuwarden / NL
Thu 17 Mar '22 20.00 Un Momento Dado Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center (Un Momento Dado with US Air Force Band) Alexandria, (VA) / USA
Sun 26 Jun '22 15.00 Un Momento Dado with Harmonie St. Michaël van Thorn - TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL
Wed 13 Jul '22 20.00 Un Momento Dado with Harmonie St. Michaël van Thorn - WMC, Parkstad Limburg Theater Kerkrade Kerkrade / NL
Sat 4 Nov '23 20.00 Un Momento Dado Cunerakerk Rhenen / NL
Sun 3 Dec '23 18.00 Un Momento Dado with the Barcelona Symphonic Band - L'Auditori Barcelona / ES