Càlamus ensemble is formed by sicilian musicians. The conductor is Carmelo Dell’Acqua. It took part in important festivals and musical productions in many Italian and European cities: Ferrara, Siena, Firenze, Lucca, Bologna, Roma, Salerno, Catanzaro, Messina, Trapani, Agrigento, Catania, Siracusa, Auditorium RAI in Palermo, Heldburg and Tambach castels, in Rodachtal (Thuringia/Bavaria) in Germany for the Internationales Jugend Musik Festival, European Clarinet Festival in Camerino (IT), Swik Festival in Oogezand-Sappemeer (NL) and International ClarinetFest in Ostend (BG). The ensemble played many 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 has collaborated with: Elif Aksoy, John de Beer, Paolo Beltramini, Ron Daelemans, Paolo De Gaspari, Andrea Fallico, Manuel Jodar, Gabriele Mirabassi, Susan Moss, Vincenzo Paci, Milan Rericha, Piero Vincenti and Capriccio Clarinet Orchestra (NL). 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 since medieval age to the contemporary, with also pieces of ethnic and jazz music. The transcriptions, realized by Marco Monitto, have been published by MDS-Edition, 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.