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For more news and interviews, go to Sue's / John's André Rieu fans Harmony Parlor  fan web site. Click HERE.
Sonja’s dormant Translations web site (2002 - 2008) contains more information. Click HERE.
The Maastricht webcam. 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.
Ten Maastricht concerts in July 2017!! Thurs. 6, Fri. 7, Sat. 8, Sun. 9 of July, Thurs. 13, Fri. 14, Sat. 15, Sun. 16 of July, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of July added. Click HERE for tickets and information on André’s official website. Fan dinner will be on Friday July 7. Click HERE for more information. Fan picnics will be on Saturdays July 8,15 and 22 from 12 - 2 PM. Click HERE for more information. On Monday July 10: the Southern Philharmonic will play the West Side Story. On Wednesday July 12 another surprise for the fans: soon on this website. Our Maastricht Info button at the left side menu is updated for 2017!
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On the occasion of our 10th anniversary we renewed our fan website with a fresh new look on January 1st 2017. We hope to continue to follow André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra for many more years to come and bring pleasure to the fans with our updates and translations. Since we live in the Netherlands, we are very proud to be long term fans (over 25 years) of a Dutch world star and his multi-talented orchestra.
Last update: March 28, 2017
January 29, 2017. From André’s official website: Linda is carnival princess of Maastricht! As you know, Maastricht has a long tradition of celebrating Carnival. Each year in January, a new Prince and Princess Carnival are chosen. It is a big event where the whole city of Maastricht looks forward to for weeks, in great excitement. And guess what? This year our violist Linda Custers and her husband Jerome Slakhorst became the new happy royal couple! Click on the picture to watch a video. Photo: Laurens Bouvrie.
February 2017. André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra were invited to lead the annual Semper Opera Ball in Dresden, Germany. Click on the picture.
February 2017: New Maastricht city walk by the tourist office of Maastricht and five artisan bakeries: the Vlaai (pastry) - route. Click on the picture to go to our Maastricht city-walks page and scroll down. By chance the goosberry merengue vlaai is our favorite too!!
February 26, 2017. The mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, on "official" duty. During the ceremony she transfers her powers by handing over the key to the city to Prince Jerome the 1st, for the remainder of the Carnival days and festivities. Part of the ceremony is her promoting the city of Maastricht. She performs a hilarious speech with a spoof of and addressed to Donald Trump, president of the USA. Have fun! We love this Limburg humor and self- mockery. Click on the pictures above to watch the video, created by RTV Maastricht. (scroll down the page).
Mirusia tours the Netherlands in March and April 2017. Her new album is on sale now. The ladies of the Dutch TV program Koffietijd interviewed Mirusia on March 2nd. Click on the picture to watch the video. English subtitles by Ineke and John. At the same page you may find the days and towns of her Dutch tour in March and April.
March 8th 2017 On Monday July 10, 2017 a world premier will take place on the Vrijthof Square, thanks to André Rieu who made his stage and equipment available. The Zuid-Nederland Philharmonic will play live on stage while the audience simultaneously can watch the entire film WEST SIDE STORY on the big screens. Click HERE to read the article from Chapeau Magazine in the Harmony Parlor. Click on the following link to purchase tickets story-film-live-orchestra/
March 10, 2017. On March 19, 2017, Agnes Fizzano- Walter, opens her little shop in an indoor market at the Jodenstraat 32 (next to the Tourist Office) in Maastricht. We wish her lots of success!! Click on the picture to go to Aga’s page.
March 2017. Golden Oldie from 1985!! The oldest of our golden oldies!! André Rieu and the Maastricht Salon Orchestra in a German TV program by WDR, from 1985. The Spirit of Maastricht shows us around in above and below Maastricht. Thanks to Jean and Marie-Jeanne Raemaekers- Huinck. Click on the picture.
March 2017. Marie-Jeanne Huinck allowed us to share her “behind the scenes” experiences about the Venetian Carnival Revelers who increased the Italian atmosphere during the 2014 Vrijthof concerts with the theme “Venice”. Click on the picture to go to our previous items of the 2014 Vrijthof concert to read the story.
March 25, 2017. Carla Maffioletti’s concert ”A Dream”, in Maastricht. and an interview by Limburg TV L1. Click on the picture.
March 27, 2017. Currently (2016-2017) a huge underground bicycle parking facility  is being constructed in front of the Maastricht railway station. For more information click on the picture and scroll down the page.
March 20, 2017. Article in the Limburg paper by Marjorie Rieu- Kochmann, titled: “Refugee brought André Rieu success”. Marjorie pleads for the acceptance of refugees in our country, by telling the story of her father. Click on the picture to go to the Harmony Parlor to read the article.
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