Calefax Reed Quintet

Chamber Music – So close. Fairytales in music. So creative musicians! I enjoyed this evening a lot.


Cage: Living Room Music – Story
Debussy: Syrinx
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 (arrangement by Jelte Althuis)
Ravel: Mother Goose (arrangement by Rob Zuidam)
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Op. 28 (arrangement by Oliver Boekhoorn)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (arrangement by Raaf Hekkema)
Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain (arrangement by Raaf Hekkema)
Tchaikovsky–Ellington: Nutcracker Jazz Suite (arrangement by Oliver Boekhoorn)
Calefax Reed Quintet:
Oliver Boekhoorn (oboe);
Ivar Berix (clarinet);
Raaf Hekkema (saxophone);
Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet);
Alban Wesly (bassoon)

Calefax Reed Quintet’s programme builds on a motif spanning civilizations, time and space: storytelling. The tales serving as the foundation of works played at the concert have roots that stretch as far back as the Middle Ages, with the forms that we know them today being shaped in the 19th century; it is from these stories that the music versions were derived. Fairy Tales is a programme for adults although it is crammed with witches, magicians, villains, princesses and monsters, the occasional troll, an army of mice and a handful of enchanted brooms.

Calefax Reed Quintet, Liszt Academy, Budapest.


Chamber Music – So close.

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