• La voix humaine with Phyllis Ferwerda •
• The Roaring Twenties with Calefax Reed Quintet •
• Nacht und Träume with Ruysdael Quartet •
• La Garçonne •



La voix humaine with Phyllis Ferwerda

The wonderful production of Poulenc's La voix humaine by Mirjam Koen and Gerrit Timmers, originally made together with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, is going on tour through The Netherlands. This time in a more intimate version, with Phyllis Ferwerda on piano, and a theatrical introduction played by actor Michäel Bloos. He creates a beautiful image of the life and work of Jean Cocteau.

Het Parool:
'Burggraaf's sound hits the mark perfectly while she sings about the endless desperation of 'Elle'. This is how it feels to have pangs of love that are so intense that they obliterate everything else.'



The Roaring Twenties with Calefax Reed Quintet

The Times — Calefax and Cora Burggraaf at the Wigmore Hall *****

A programme in which music, theatre and show blend smoothly together! The lively 1920's are brought back to life in music by Kurt Weill, Ravel and Gershwin, among others.

Directed by Dagmar Slagmolen.

The CD is out!



Nacht und Träume with the Ruysdael Quartet

A beautiful programme with the Ruysdael Quartet, around Respighi's Il Tramonto. Also on the programme: song from Berlioz' Les nuits d'été, Haydn Sonnenaufgang Kwartett, songs by Weill and Wagner, and Dutilleux' Ainsi la nuit.




A table and two chairs, a grand piano behind it. We invite an audience member to sit with us at the table (while the others watch), and give them a few songs as a present. Yes, this is close. Yes, this is personal. This is what music is meant to be: direct communication between one person and another, sharing the experience.


To get a glimps, watch this or this.



La Garçonne

In the last few years I've pretended to a be a boy many times...mainly on the operatic stage, but with my short hair and boyish looks, I'm quite a tomboy in real life too. And now on the concert platform as well! Don't expect me in a gown for this one, but do await a selection from Finzi Let us garlands bring and Schuberts Winterreise, Brahms 4 Ernste Gesänge, Fauré Poeme d'un jour, the best trouserrole-arias and songs by Jacques Brel!