Chamber music

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Sunday concerts at 3pm in the historic Holywell Music Room

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Calefax Reed Quintet

Sunday 21 January 2024 at 3pm


Handel - Harpsichord suite No. 5

Franck - Deuxième Chorale for organ

Dvořák - String Quintet Opus 97 ‘American’

Gershwin - ‘An American in Paris’

Prize-winning Dutch reed quintet Calefax (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon) is ‘five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost make the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet’ (The Times).  Touring across the world, their repertoire spans a history of music from renaissance to jazz.  In addition to the pieces listed, their highly creative programme will also feature:
Debussy – Prelude selection
Jean-Féry Rébel – ‘Les Élémens’
Germanus – Le tourne-disque antique’ for reed quintet


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

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