Past Event21 Jun 2020


No longer available

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

In light of the situation with COVID-19, Chamber Music New Zealand is deeply disappointed to let you know that their concerts scheduled for April, May and June have been cancelled.

Vesa & Friends at the Concert Chamber – 5th April 2020

Rahim Alhaj with NZSQ at the Concert Chamber – 3rd May 2020

Calefax at the Concert Chamber– 21st June 2020

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult and challenging time.

Further information and updates can be found here:

Ticket holders shall receive a full refund from the point of purchase.  If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster


In great demand internationally, world renowned Calefax Reed Quintet are one of the most dazzling wind ensembles performing at present. This close-knit ensemble of five reed players draws music from eight centuries of repertoire to create unique arrangements: from early music to classical and jazz to world premières, in the hands of Calefax it all sounds fresh and new.

Calefax Reed Quintet has enjoyed collaborations with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, trombonist Christian Lindberg, mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf, Jungle Boldie (formerly the Tony Overwater Trio) trumpet player Marco Blaauw, percussionist Arnold Marinissen, Zapp String Quartet, cellist Matthew Barley, clarinettist Kinan Azmeh, violinist Claude Chalhoub, jazz singers Denise Jannah and Astrid Seriese, and choreographer Sanne van der Put.

This concert offers works by Bach, Fauré and Schumann, but freshly imagined, as if they were indeed written for reed quintet.

“Five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.” – The Times (UK)

A classical ensemble with a pop mentality. We dare you not to be charmed.

MOZART | Quintet in C minor, KV406
BACH | Brandenburg Concerto No 6, BWV1051
STRAUSS | Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28
FAURÉ | Dolly Suite, Op 56

Oliver Boekhoorn Oboe
Ivar Berix Clarinet
Raaf Hekkema Saxophone
Jelte Althuis Bass Clarinet
Alban Wesly Bassoon

Chamber Music New Zealand 2020

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