Caire is a reed quintet founded in 2020 in the Netherlands by a group of young Spaniards who met during their studies between the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and the Fontys Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg.
Its main objective is to share with the audience the stories, images and sensations that music produces. Caire transmits it in an unexpected and innovative way, respecting the history and roots of the music they perform.
The group carries out short programs that consist of arrangements of different styles of classical music, with the intention of recreating the ideal environments for the public to reflect and be guided by the narration of the music. Among the repertoire they present, we find compositions from the Renaissance to the present day. Some examples are Bach, Mendelssohn, and Debussy.
Their performances are aimed at a wide variety of audiences, so it is not exclusively for those who visit a concert hall frequently. Another of their goals is to make classical music more accessible, so they perform in unpredictable settings such as parks, art galleries or cultural centers.
The first impressions Caire generates are the wide variety of timbre, dynamics, flexibility and adaptability. The desire to share the music and their feelings is palpable from the beginning of an ambitious show, created with the intention of bringing music to all kinds of audiences.
The Reed Quintet
The Spanish quintet is made by Pedro Jiménez (oboe), Carolina Guiducci (clarinet), Adrián Vilaboa (saxophone), Celia Matamoro (bassoon) and Alberto García (bass clarinet). This reed quintet is characterized by its timbral variety; the combination of single and double reed gives the set a unique color and flexibility.
Since it is an unusual musical formation, the repertoire consists of both original works and arrangements for this combination of instruments. The possibilities to explore the unique sonority of this group are endless.