Herman Van Veen In Concert

The ever-popular celebrated Dutch superstar Herman van Veen returns to South Africa in January 2017. This is van Veen`s 5th visit to South Africa and once again he will mesmerize audiences with songs, sketches, mime and just being "vintage Van Veen", accompanied by master guitarist Edith Leerkes, singer/violinist Jannemien Cnossen and bassist Kees Dijkstra Not only is Van Veen a multi-talented performer, singer, musician, and composer he is also a painter and committed activist for the Rights of the Child.
Presented by Charl van Heyningen Enterprises, van veen begins his 2017 SA Tour at the Artscape Opera House with a concert on Saturday, 14 January at 8:00pm. 
Van Veen first performed in South Africa in 1995, the second year of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn. SA Promoter, Charl van Heyningen brought van Veen to SA in 2008 and then again in 2010 and 2013.
Born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, van Veen grew up as the only boy in a working-class family. He studied violin, voice and music pedagogy at the Utrecht Conservatory. In 1965 he made his theatrical debut with the musical, clownish, solo program, Harlequin. Since then he has traveled the globe, performing in four languages. He is the creator of Alfred Jodocus Kwak, a courageous little duck from Waterland who became world-famous thanks to a 52 episode television series. To date he has recorded 175 CDs, 21 DVDs, some seventy-odd books, scenarios for several feature-length films.
Since he was 17 years old he has filled several successive roles, from volunteer to governing board member and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. He established several organizations among which are The Colombine Foundation, The Roses for Children Foundation and The Herman van Veen Foundation. All of these organizations are committed to and ask attention for the Rights of the Child through knowledge sharing and small-scale projects in developing countries as well as in Europe




Limited facilities for wheelchairs are available in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the ARTSCAPE Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly.

Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons are situated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer.

Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance and in the staff parking area. A drop off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Front of House Manager, Tel: 021 410 9851, Email: hadleyt@artscape.co.za



Venue: Opera House
Block Bookings 10 OR MORE LESS 10%
Duration: 2Hours

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