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August 23, 2014

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The Maastricht webcam is back online!

Hotel DuCasque has replaced the aging webcam which served us faithfully for years.

A new high quality webcam has returned, this time even with sound! You can now hear the bells of the Cathedral play. The link to this webcam has changed, please click HERE to see the new webcam. Many thanks to Hotel DuCasque for this service.

In loving memory Howard and Susan Horder

In Memoriam

News update: Aug.23.2014.

Susan and Howard have been identified. The sons look forward to their homecoming now, to be able to lay them to rest in peace.

A tribute website is now live. You may send your memories by e-mailing

tributehowardandsusan@gmail.com or via the website


Click HERE to go to our own

tribute page on this website.

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Location of visitors who ever visited this website

April 2014:

Mirusia announces new solo tour through the Netherlands in September / October 2014. Title: My Favourite Things.

The premiere will be performed in the Theatre on the Vrijthof in Maastricht on September 27, 2014, followed by the cities of Apeldoorn, Doetinchem, Middelburg, Haarlem, Vlaardingen, Delft, Nieuwegein, Zaandam, Veldhoven and Venlo.

Check dates on Mirusia’s website www.mirusia.net  

Tickets are on sale now.

If you like to order Mirusia’s DVD/Cds:

Click HERE. World wide shipping.

Photo: ANP

Update by Mirusia: on June 5th 2014:

Additional Try-Out concert Mirusia:

Mirusia will perform a try-out concert on September 25th 2014 in Theater De Voorste Venne in the Dutch city of Drunen.

Start of the concert: 20.15 hrs (8.15 PM).

Tickets ( € 25 ) are on sale now:


The first concert of Friday July 4, 2014

Click HERE to see an impression of the Maastricht 2014 concert series.

Maastricht 2014, The Concerts Maastricht 2014, Exhibition Marc Rieu

Exhibition Marc Rieu

Like previous years, Marc Rieu hosted an exhibition of his paintings at the Vrijthof theatre.

Click on the picture to the left to see a video impression of his exhibition.

10 year old Amira sings with André and the JSO

Earlier this year the (then) 9 year old Amira Willighagen won the ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ show, flabbergasting the jury members. Normally children of this age will sing a song from Beyoncé or Madonna, but Amira chose an aria from an opera. Click on the picture to watch this performance.


Three fan picnics

on Saturdays 5, 12, 19 July 2014.

Click on the picture to the left to read a review.

Maastricht 2014, Three Fan Picnics Maastricht 2014, Our Story Page 1

Our story.

Memories of 16 days Maastricht, eight concerts, three fan picnics, one fan dinner, and much more. Click on the picture to the right to read our personal story. Written by Ineke, edited by Entia. Thanks to the fans who gave permission to use their photos.

Sunday July 13, Lift-Off Concert

A few years ago, Marcel Falize formed the group Lift-Off. This band consists of the Falize family and friends. Having a Lift-Off concert during the Rieu Maastricht period is normally not possible, but due to the finals of the World Championship Soccer, there was no Rieu concert on Sunday July 13.

Time for a Lift-Off concert! Two busses with Rieu fans traveled from Maastricht to Heerlen to attend this wonderful concert. Click on the picture to watch a video impression of this concert.

Maastricht 2014, Lift-Off

Friday July 11: Fan Dinner

Click on the picture to watch a video of the 2014 Maastricht Fan Dinner.

Like André’s concerts, this was the 10th fan dinner we organized. This time with a record number of 160 attendees  from 18 different nationalities.

Maastricht 2014, Fan Dinner

Rehearsals, July 3 and 10, 2014

Like every year, André held a formal dress rehearsal. During this rehearsal, he also recorded all introductions in English and German. Please click on the picture to enjoy the rehearsals.

Maastricht 2014, (Dress) Rehearsal Avondgasten

Avond gasten

(Evening guests).

July 2014:

Limburg TV program.

Interview with Pierre and Marc Rieu, the day before the start of the concerts in Maastricht.

Click on the picture to watch the video.

L1mbourgeois and more

L1mbourgeois and more.

July 2014.

Several TV programs,

broadcast by Limburg television. Reporter:

Jo Cortenraedt.

Click on the picture

To watch the videos.

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Time to say goodbye.

During the Maastricht concert series in July 2014, André announced that Carla Maffioletti would leave him and the orchestra for a new career with the Opera House in Lucerne, Switzerland. She said goodbye with the wonderful aria Caro Nome from the opera Rigoletto. Click on the picture for our article on the Carla-page.

July 2014.

Chapeau Magazine

features six prominent musicians of the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Click HERE to go to the article in the

Harmony Parlor.


August 12, 2014.

New concert tour

“My favorite things”.

TV Limburg interviews Mirusia about her new solo tour of twelve concerts through the Netherlands, starting at September 27 in Maastricht, in the theater of the Vrijthof.

Click on the picture. We added English subtitles.

August 16th 2014.

Mirusia engaged.

Today Mirusia announced her engagement to Youri.

Mirusia allowed us an interview, exclusively for the Movies website and the Harmony Parlor.

Click on the picture to read this interview.

Mirusia and Youri: we wish you both a VERY HAPPY FUTURE TOGETHER.


“Palet” article from 2011.

“Palet is a magazine for painters, illustrators and art-lovers. In 2012

they posted an article about Marc Rieu and his paintings.

During the concert days in July 2014, Marc gave Ineke the magazine and she translated the article for all the fans to read.

Click on the picture.

Painting to the right:

”Lost heroes”.


April 2013: The making of

King’s Coronation Day


An emotional Telegraaf / Privé video flash with Wilma Nanninga from 2013, which we had never seen before.

With subtitles in English.

Click on the picture.

Mirusia Louwerse (3)