Salon Music’s popular Café Concerts have proved to be a huge success for the last seven years in Brooklyn Theatre. For New Year’s Eve 2017, one the greatest cabaret stars of the Netherlands, Herman van Veen, was celebrated with a special tribute given by the baritone, Douwe Bijkersma.

Those patrons who missed out on this fabulous programme, will now have the opportunity to come along and enjoy with two dates to choose from, 5 and 6 May 2018.

Bijkersma has made quite a name for himself with brilliant portrayals of a variety of operatic roles including Papageno (Magic Flute), Count Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro) Valentin (Faust), Figaro (Barbier of Seville) Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and his recent triumph as Germont (La Traviata).

Douwe’s home language is Dutch and together with his love for Van Veen’s music and his velvet voice, he seemed to be the perfect choice to perform in this cabaret concert for Salon Music.

The programme comprises an accessible collection of Van Veen’s greatest hits including songs like Suzanne, Liefde van Later, Te hooi en te gras, Adieu Café, Opzij, opzij, opzij, Harlekijnlied , Ik hou van jou and many more. In addtion, Douwe will include some of Jacques Brel’s Flemish songs, 2 songs by Robert Long and a Toon Hermans comedy sketch.

Willem Vogel will collaborate with Dawid Boverhoff (piano) for artful arrangements of this enjoyable repertoire. All the songs will be presented with English subtitles.

Ticket sales:

Saturday 5 May 19:00 & Sunday 6 May 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R160   Block B (Adult) - R140
Block A (Senior) - R140   Block B (Senior)- R120
Children/Students/Learners R90  


Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park


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