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14 December 2017

Calamus Clarinet Ensemble

The Càlamus ensemble is formed by sicilian musicians. It took part in important festivals and musical productions, in many italian cities: Ferrara, Siena, Firenze, Lucca, Bologna, Roma, Salerno, Catanzaro, Messina, Trapani, Agrigento, Catania, Siracusa, Auditorium RAI in Palermo and in Heldburg and Tambach castels, in Rodachtal (Thuringia/Bavaria) in Germany for the Internationales Jugend Musik Festival. The ensemble played various compositions as first absolute execution and in 2005 performed Company by Philip Glass, in the new version for clarinet ensemble by Thomas Lawrence Toscano: the piece has been played for the first time during a meeting with the famous american composer. In 2008 the group took part in the realization of the soundtrack written by Paolo Buonvino for the tv serie “Il commissario Manara”, produced and transmitted by RAI 2. It played with many soloists, as Piero Vincenti, Gabriele Mirabassi, Elif Aksoy, Milan Rericha. Performances of the ensemble have been transmitted by: Rai International, Rai 3, Filodiffusione Nazionale, Radio Vaticana, Mittel Deutscher Rundfunk. The repertoire, original and transcriptions, is composed by compositions from medieval to the contemporary time, with also pieces of ethnic and jazz music. The transcriptions, realized by Marco Monitto, have been published by MDSEdition, Ebensee (Austria) and by SMP Press Emeryville, (California). In 2015 the Càlamus ensemble represented the “Vincenzo Bellini” Music School of Catania at the EXPO in Milan. The ensemble recorded for Suvini-Zerboni, City Record, RaiTrade. The musical director is Carmelo Dell’Acqua.

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