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CALEFAX

Classics Re-imagined

ABOUT

In great demand internationally, world renowned Calefax Reed Quintet are one of the most dazzling wind ensembles performing at present. This close-knit ensemble of five reed players draws music from eight centuries of repertoire to create unique arrangements: from early music to classical and jazz to world premières, in the hands of Calefax it all sounds fresh and new.

Calefax Reed Quintet has enjoyed collaborations with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, trombonist Christian Lindberg, mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf, Jungle Boldie (formerly the Tony Overwater Trio) trumpet player Marco Blaauw, percussionist Arnold Marinissen, Zapp String Quartet, cellist Matthew Barley, clarinettist Kinan Azmeh, violinist Claude Chalhoub, jazz singers Denise Jannah and Astrid Seriese, and choreographer Sanne van der Put.

This concert offers works by Bach, Fauré and Schumann, but freshly imagined, as if they were indeed written for reed quintet.

“Five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.” – The Times (UK)

A classical ensemble with a pop mentality. We dare you not to be charmed.

TOUR PARTNER

PROGRAMME

Programme One
Napier, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Invercargill & Auckland

MOZART arr. Eduard Wesly
Quintet in C Minor, KV 406

SCHUMANN arr.Raaf Hekkema
Waldszenen

—interval—

BACH arr.Raaf Hekkema
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051

ROBERT ZUIDAM
Three Dances

STRAUSS arr. Oliver Boekhoorn
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28

Programme Two
Nelson, Wellington, New Plymouth, Dunedin & Christchurch

MOZART arr. Eduard Wesly
Quintet in C Minor, KV 406

HENRIETTE BOSMANS arr.Raaf Hekkema
String Quartet (version for Reed Quintet)

SCHUMANN arr.Raaf Hekkema
Ghost variations

—interval—

FAURÉ arr. Jelte Althuis
Dolly Suite, op. 56

ROBERT ZUIDAM
Three Dances

STRAUSS arr. Oliver Boekhoorn
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28

THE MUSICIANS

Oliver Boekhoorn Oboe
Ivar Berix Clarinet
Raaf Hekkema Saxophone
Jelte Althuis Bass Clarinet
Alban Wesly Bassoon

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
6 – 21 June 2020

DURATION
100 minutes including an interval

PRE-CONCERT EVENT
Yes, 45 minutes prior to performance

LOCATIONS
Nelson, Wellington, Napier, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Invercargill, Christchurch & Auckland.

PRICE RANGE*
Full Price $27 to $68
Concession Price $23 to $57
Limited $10 student rush tickets available**

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.
**from one hour prior to the concert.

GENRE
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Arrangements

WHEN AND WHERE

NELSON

Sat 6 Jun at 7.30pm

Nelson Centre for Musical Arts

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WELLINGTON

Mon 8 Jun at 7.30pm

The Public Trust Building

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NAPIER

Wed 10 Jun at 7.30pm

MTG Century Theatre

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HAMILTON

Thu 11 Jun at 7.30pm

Gallagher Centre for Performing Arts

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NEW PLYMOUTH

Sat 13 Jun at 7.30pm

4th Wall Theatre, 11 Baring Terrace

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PALMERSTON NORTH

Sun 14 Jun at 5.00pm

The Globe

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DUNEDIN

Tue 16 Jun at 7.30pm

Glenroy Auditorium

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INVERCARGILL

Thu 18 Jun at 7.30pm

Victoria Room, Civic Theatre

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CHRISTCHURCH

Sat 20 Jun at 8.00pm

The Piano

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AUCKLAND

Sun 21 Jun at 5.00pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

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We’re pushing the concepts of chamber music to new heights with energising and exciting collaborations sitting side by side with the masterworks of the baroque, classical and romantic. Share with us in this diverse and spirited season of exquisite music.

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