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

Mozart
Quintet in C minor, KV406

Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 6, BWV1051

Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28

Fauré
Dolly Suite, Op 56

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 ‘Rush Tickets’ available

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.

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

WHEN AND WHERE

NELSON

Sat 6 Jun at 7.30pm

Nelson Centre for Musical Arts

WELLINGTON

Mon 8 Jun at 7.30pm

The Public Trust Building

NAPIER

Wed 10 Jun at 7.30pm

MTG Century Theatre

HAMILTON

Thu 11 Jun at 7.30pm

Gallagher Centre for Performing Arts

NEW PLYMOUTH

Sat 13 Jun at 7.30pm

4th Wall Theatre, 11 Baring Terrace

PALMERSTON NORTH

Sun 14 Jun at 5.00pm

The Globe

DUNEDIN

Tue 16 Jun at 7.30pm

Glenroy Auditorium

INVERCARGILL

Thu 18 Jun at 7.30pm

Victoria Room, Civic Theatre

CHRISTCHURCH

Sat 20 Jun at 8.00pm

The Piano

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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