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Calefax Reed Quintet head to Dubai

The Amsterdam musicians are en route to the UAE in September

Image Credit: Photo Courtesy of Rob Marinissen
Calefax - Credit Rob Marinissen

One of Europe’s most famous classical music groups will perform in Dubai next month.

The Calefax Reed Quintet has wowed audiences around the world for more than 25 years and on September 5 will make their debut at Ductac, Mall of the Emirates.

The show launches a ‘master series’ of live classical music concerts organised by the Dubai Concert Committee, which was established in 1996.

The Amsterdam-based ensemble, which arranges and interprets music from eight centuries, kicks off the 2012-2013 season, which will welcome international artists from around the world.

Consisting of five talented musicians on clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon and bass clarinet, the group prides itself on bring a fresher sound to the classics as well as playing by heart while standing, unlike most other classical groups.

Other performances scheduled for the season include piano quintet, The Schubert Ensemble of London on October 8 and Gli Incogniti with virtuoso violinist Amandine Beyer from Spain on October 21.

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