Douwe Bijkersma sings Herman Van Veen
Sunday 31 December 22:30
Brooklyn Theatre Salon Trio:
Dawid Boverhoff (piano)
Sergio Zampolli (accordeon)
Hilton Oosthuizen (double bassist)

Adieu Cafe

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

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.

ADIEU CAFÉ - Herman van Veen - Nederlandse Kabaret

Instrumental Tulips from Amsterdam / Tiptoe thru the tulips

Adieu Café

Opzij, opzi, opzij


La Paloma

Een jodekum Toon (Toon Hermans) - Komiese Skets - De Duif is dood

Hilversum III

Liefde van Later

C’est Magnifique

Instrumental - Ole guapa - Tango


Papa - Stef Bos

Madeleine - Jacques Brel

Afscheid - Robert Long

Instrumental La Cucaracha

Finale - Marieke - Jacques Brel

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Sunday 31 December 22:30



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