Amsterdam’s Musical Artists

Calefax Reed Quintet will perform for Civic Music on Saturday, November 17th, 7:30 pm, in the Ralph Holter Auditorium at Green Bay West High. Established 25 years ago, Calefax is in great demand worldwide, not the least because of their unique instrumentation. Featuring oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon, the five musicians arrange, re-compose and interpret music from eight centuries to suit their unique constellation. From early music to classical and jazz to world premières, in the hands of Calefax it all sounds fresh and new. The Amsterdam-based ensemble has won a number of prestigious prizes, and can be heard frequently throughout Europe as well as in Russia, China, India, Turkey, Japan and the USA. The Times (UK) has called them “five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.”

Read the complete bio, program and program notes.

Tickets can be purchased on our website or by calling the Civic Music office, 338-1801