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Calefax Reed Quintet

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Calefax, inventors of a completely new genre – the reed quintet – is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For over thirty-five years, they have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for their virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation.

Their programme will include a variety of specially arranged works for this unique ensemble, including a Bach Fantasia and Fugue, four of Debussy’s Preludes, a Dvořák Quintet and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Sponsored by
Harbrook Farm
Dr Stephen Golding
The Gordon Palmer Charitable Trust


Oliver Boekhoorn oboe
Bart de Kater clarinet
Raaf Hekkema saxophone
Jelte Althuis bass clarinet
Alban Wesly bassoon


JS Bach arr. J Althuis: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor BWV 542
Locatelli Introduzione Teatrale op.4 no.1
arr. J Althuis: Deuxième choral
Debussy arr. R. Hekkema: Préludes
– La puerta del vino [livre II, nr.3]
– Minstrels [livre I, nr.12]
– La sérénade interrompu [livre I, nr.9]
– “General Lavine” – eccentric [livre II, nr.6]


Sander Germanus Le tournedisque antique
Dvořák arr. J. Althuis: from Quintet op.97: Allegro non tanto, Allegro vivo
Gershwin arr. R. Hekkema: An American in Paris


£30 / £25
(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

Booking Dates

Platinum Friends booking from 10am Tuesday 20 February
Gold Friends booking from 10m Wednesday 21 February
Friends booking from 10am Thursday 22 February
Public booking from 10am Tuesday 5 March

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Date: May 14
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Address: Holy Cross Church, Dyers Yard
Ramsbury, Wiltshire SN8 2QH United Kingdom

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