CLAEFAX REED QUINTET
OLIVER BOEKHOORN oboe
BART DE KATER klarinetë l clarinet
RAAF HEKKEMA saksofon l saxophone
JELTE ALTHUIS bas klarinetë l bass clarinet
ALBAN WESLY fagot l bassoon
Trad./ Raaf Hekkema
Georg Frideric Händel
Rhapsody in Blue
Calefax is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For thirty-five years they have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for their virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation. They are the inventors of a completely new genre: the reed quintet. They provide inspiration to young wind players from all over the world who follow in their footsteps. Calefax can be defined as a classical ensemble with a pop mentality.
‘Calefax – five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.’ – The Times –
Calefax has released 19 CDs under the renowned label PENTATONE, the German MDG label and its own RIOJA Records label. All the recordings have earned critical acclaim from the international press.