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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. 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.
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Twelve dates have been announced for the Maastricht July 2020 concerts!! Thu. 2, Fri. 3, Sat. 4, Sun. 5, July . Thu. 9, Fri. 10, Sat. 11, Sun. 12, July. Thu. 16, Fri. 17, Sat. 18, Sun. 19 July. Tickets are on sale on www.andrerieu.com and www.visitmaastricht.com/andre-rieu For more information about fan events, check this website under “Maastricht Info”. The Fan dinner will be held at Fri. July 3, and fan picnics at all concert Saturdays. Live Maastricht concert 2020 in cinemas: On 1st and 2nd August 2020. Tickets on sale soon, check the page https://intl.andreincinemas.com/
January 15, 2020. Attention to the fans who will be in Maastricht in July! Duo Almeh Luz. Presentation of the new album/signing session. Carla Maffioletti and Jutta Maria Böhnert, organize a performance/meet and greet/signing session on Sunday July 12, 2020, from 3 - 4 PM in the “Cellebroederskapel”, Maastricht. To buy tickets, click https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/almeh-maastricht To read more: go to the Carla pages on this website, click HERE
December 2019. Mirusia in Holland! She will perform two open-air concerts in Ohé en Laak (Limburg). “Hello Netherlands! I am coming all the way from Australia for two very special open air concerts in the beautiful Landgoed (estate) Domicilia in Ohé en Laak (Province of Limburg). Together with the Brass Band St. Caecilia Ohé en Laak, I will be performing a whole variety of different repertoire ranging from classical to modern and even my own compositions. I am looking forward to it!” In the Pentecost weekend: May 30 and 31, 2020. For tickets: www.domicilia-events.com (Due to the Corona virus, the concerts have been postponed. Click on the picture).
February 5, 2020. Interview on L1 (Limburg TV). André Rieu will read the Great Maastricht Dialect Dictation of 2020, which is written by his wife Marjorie. It was a challenge to translate from Limburg dialect, but we think John and Ineke managed. Update: the date of May 27 has been postponed to September 27, due to Corona virus. Click on the picture.
February 25, 2020. Carnival Tuesday. On February 25th, 2020 (Last day of carnival) André Rieu conducted all the Carnival marching brass bands together, playing the Maastricht City Anthem, on the Vrijthof Square. The Zate Hermeniekes (Drunken Marching Brass Bands) Click on the picture.
March 2, 2020. Tickets for the Maastricht Christmas concerts 2020 in the MECC on Sat. Dec. 19 (8 PM) and Sun. Dec. 20 (3 PM) go on sale on Wednesday March 4th, 10 AM Dutch time. You can book via André's website and info@visitmaastricht.com Click on the picture to watch a very funny video from André’s Facebook account.
Another warning from André’s website about FAKE TICKETS. We regularly hear of people paying far too much for their André Rieu tickets. Many people are not clear which points of sale are official ones and which are not. As a result they often end up on the websites of businesses that buy up tickets in bulk, and having to pay many times the original ticket price, or paying a lot for fake tickets that are not even valid. We therefore advise you only to buy your André Rieu tickets via links in our concert agenda or else via the website of the location where the event is being held. These sites will list all the official sales outlets and the official ticket prices. Do not buy on other websites that claim to offer you the latest and best tickets. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact our helpdesk.
March 12, 2020. USA tour has been canceled after one concert in Tampa. (Click on the picture to read more and watch a video). “It is with great sadness that we must confirm the rescheduling of our remaining USA tour dates due to the risks of COVID-19. The well- being of our beloved fans, musicians and staff is always our top priority. Although we are very disappointed not to be able to perform for you now, we are committed to doing our part to help protect you at this stage.
We are already working to reschedule the concerts and all tickets will be honored for the new dates. My orchestra and I look forward to returning to the U.S. to celebrate unforgettable nights of joy, music and dance with all of you. Please stay safe. Much love, André Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra”.
March 2020. We just added a page dedicated to the first violonist and concert master of the Johannn Strauss Orchestra: Kremi Mineva. She is in the section “JSO sparetime”, or click on the picture to read an article from a Bulgarian paper.
March 2020. Being home again after a canceled US tour due to the worldwide Corona virus, Frank Steijns spread positive and encouraging sounds over the cities of Maastricht and Weert. Much appreciated, Frank! Always look at the bright side of life!! Click on the picture to go to the Frank Steijns page 7 on our website and hear the carillon.
March 17, 2020. De Telegraaf, Dutch newspaper. ATTENTION: SCAMMERS ACTIVE who pretend to be André Rieu. Some A. Rieu fan pages on Facebook are asking fans to donate money for children who are affected with the Corona virus. NEVER SEND MONEY!!! Below a statement by André's management: "André Rieu expressly states that he has nothing to do with this message. This is done through accounts posing as our page, managed by gangs in Africa. They approach our fans (and other artists and movie stars) via Facebook, Instagram, Messenger etc. We report them regularly, but often in vain, since Facebook does not act adequately. We have issued warnings to our fans about these criminals before.” To read the full article on the Harmony Parlor, click HERE.
March 22, 2020. TV Show by Ivo Niehe, containing a short interview with André. On the same page more about staying at home, due to the Corona virus (COVID-19), and spreading hope by playing (and listening to) music. Click on the picture.
March 25, 2020. World wide Corona crisis: André in self-isolation at home, baking “Bossche bollen” for his grandchildren. Click on the picture and scroll down the page, to watch (a part of) the German TV show “Leute Heute”.
March 31, 2020. In Memoriam: Dot Wakeman, UK, 99. Janet Wakeman on Facebook: It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Mum (Dot) died yesterday evening after several weeks of declining health. We were hoping that she would make her 100th birthday next January, but alas it was not to be. This was one of her favourite pictures taken at André Rieu’s last concert at Wembley. Click on the picture.
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