Richmond Concert Society

  • Corelli - Variations on "La Folia"
  • Janač,ek - Zdenka Variations
  • Franck - Prelude, Fugue and Variation
  • Nico Muhly - Look for Me
  • Plus music by Gesualdo, Josquin des Prez, Satie, Nina Simone and others.

Calefax is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For more than three decades it has been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for its virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation. It is the inventor of a completely new genre: the reed quintet. It provides inspiration to young wind players from all over the world who follow in its footsteps. Calefax can be defined as a classical ensemble with a pop mentality. Calefax takes an adventurous approach to presenting its programs and has a uniquely varied repertoire ranging from 1100 to the present day. It performs its own arrangements and newly commissioned compositions for the unique combination of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon. Calefax is open to the influence of world music, jazz and improvisation as a result of countless international tours and collaborations with all kinds of musicians.

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