Calefax is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For more than three decades they have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for their virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation.
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.
Acclaimed violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman will be appearing with pianist Angela Cheng on February 28 as part of the 2017 New Millennium Concert Series.
Acclaimed baritone Randall Scarlata and legendary pianist Gilbert Kalish will perform a set of songs by Charles Ives and Schubert's extraordinary final work, Schwanengesang ("Swan Song"). Kalish will also be performing Leoš Janáček’s In The Mist — gorgeous music that is rarely heard.