Calefax at Bimhuis
Onno Beukenhorst uploaded this event on April 5, 2016
Wed, June 1, 2016
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‘Calefax – five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet’ (The Times).
Ellington’s most loved suite as performed by the internationally renowned Calefax reed quintet. ‘Five extremely gifted Dutch gents’ (The Times).
In the 1930s jazz icon Duke Ellington broke with the tradition of writing merely short compositions. His ambition to bring jazz to the concert halls resulted in longer, classically oriented compositions for big band. The most loved of these ‘suites’ is Such Sweet Thunder from 1957: twelve pieces that each handle a different aspect in the life of William Shakespeare....