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Sonja’s dormant Translations web site (2002 - 2008) contains more information. Click HERE.
The Maastricht webcams. Hotel DuCasque replaced the aging webcam in July 2014. Please click HERE to see the images of the new high quality webcam facing the Vrijthof square in Maastricht. Many thanks to Hotel DuCasque for this service. Since November 2018 café/restaurant “Piepenhoes” added another webcam overlooking the river Meuse, their own outside terrace along the river, and the ancient Servaes Bridge. Images of this webcam are on the same page.
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Important message for the fans about FAKE RIEUS. Currently a few fake Rieus are misleading the fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. Be sure that the real André Rieu never writes messages to fans on Facebook, via PM or otherwise. He’ll never ask for money or whatever. He has no adopted son, he does not announce concerts or Meet and Greets on Facebook. The right information can be found on his official website: www.andrerieu.com. So please report and block these fake persons. Instructions (from André’s Facebook page) how to do that, click HERE.
The DVD of the Christmas/New Years concert 2018 in the Townhall of Sydney, Australia, will be released on November 1st 2019. Of course that will make the best Christmas present ever! You can pre-order now on André’s official website: https://www.andrerieu.com/en/webshop/dvds/new- years-concert-from-sydney/
On July 26, 2019, the road soap series “Welcome to my world 2” has been released. A three DVD box with 10 episodes, featuring exclusive backstage footage, which no one will miss out! You may order now: https://www.andrerieu.com/en/webshop/dvds/welco me-to-my-world-ii/
André Rieu will start a new tradition: Christmas concerts in the MECC, in Maastricht. The first concert will take place on Saturday December 21, 2019, and is already sold out. CHRISTMAS CONCERTS! Today André announced a second Christmas concert on Sunday December 22, at 3 PM in his hometown of Maastricht. Tickets are on sale: https://www.andrerieu.com/en
The biggest hall of the MECC (which is a conference centre) is suitable for 12.000 people. Stands will be added like an arena, and there will be two ice rinks to get the right winter atmosphere.
Not only fake Rieus try to scam the fans, also fake Béla Mavraks! This is what Béla put on his Facebook account of August 4th 2019: “Be careful, fake Béla's are active again! I do NOT use Facebook Messenger, I do NOT use Whatsapp to talk to fans, My ONLY instagram account is instagram.com/belamavrak, I will NEVER ask you for money! If someone who says they are me contacts you on Messenger, please block and report the acount to Facebook, because they are trying to scam you. You can find me on the internet on three locations: my facebook page: www.facebook.com/belamavrak my instagram account: www.instagram.com/belamavrak my website: www.belamavrak.com All other accounts are either run by fans, or fake Béla's”.
August 2019: New compilation on the way! 2 CD Box. To celebrate his 70th birthday in October this year, André Rieu, the King of Waltz and one of the most famous violinists of our time, presents his first ever greatest hits collection (made by Universal Music). This 2 CD extravaganza includes André’s greatest hits, waltzes, operas, musical and movie themes, 20th century defining songs and the song “Happy Birthday” (previously only released in Australia). On sale from the 23rd of August 2019.
August 4th 2019. Cinema streaming. On the occasion of André’s 70th birthday two days, only in cinemas!!! A documentary named “André Rieu, 70 years young”. Only two days!! The poster says Saturday 4th January 2020 at 7PM and Sunday 5th January 2020 at 3PM. In the cinemas in the Netherlands, the film is advertised on Saturday 18th January 2020 at 7 PM and Sunday 19th January 2020 at 3 PM. Contact www.andreincinemas.com or your local cinema. Tickets are already on sale. From the newspaper: Charlotte Hawkins welcomes cinema audiences from around the world to André’s castle in Maastricht for a birthday celebration. During the party André is talking about his life and music. It’s been an incredible journey: from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, the Salon Orchestra, forming the Johann Strauss Orchestra, the breakaway success of the Second Waltz and his record breaking world tours.
August 4, 2919. “Laat de Leeuw” talkshow from 1999. We are very happy that Vicki Hogue found a wonderful “Golden Oldie” for us. Thank you Vicki! This show was broadcast on Dutch TV exactly twenty years ago, just after André had celebrated his 50th birthday. This year he will celebrate his 70th birthday, looking good as ever! Talk show host: Paul de Leeuw. Click on the picture to watch this video.
In this exclusive cinema event we discover how his life and experiences are reflected in his breathtaking concerts. This unique anniversary event will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations.
August 20, 2019. Another Golden Oldie. Talk show Karel van de Graaf, from 1995. One year after André’s break through in the Netherlands, he was invited as a guest in Karel van de Graaf’s talk show. Click on the picture to watch the video.
September 2, 2019. André shows his brand new album (release on November 22, 2019) “Happy Days”, which can be pre-ordered now via his website www.andrerieu.com, Amazon or Bol.com. There are two possibilities: one CD only, and the deLuxe edition of one CD and a DVD with exclusive footage.
September 8, 2019. To promote André’s new “Birthday Tour 2020” which will start in January to Germany, the German TV broadcast a few interviews. 1. Riverboat by MDR 2. André shows his castle, by RTL. Click on the picture to watch the programs.
September 14, 2019. Something special happened in the Bogotá concert of September 13th. André performed for the first time in Colombia four concerts, on September 12,13,14,15, 2019. For the first time in 30 years there was a serious sound problem and André had to pause the concert for over one hour. Click on the picture to read what happened.
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