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Maastricht 2017 Events on the concert days.
Events calendar of "Your Market booth", during the André Rieu concerts (from Thursday July 6 to Sunday July 23, 2017). AGNES FIZZANO, violin player with André Rieu's orchestra, will during the concerts create special jewelry of gold and silver in combination with Swarovski crystals. Every Thursday through Monday Agnes will be in the shop making jewelry based on orders received at the Marktkraam. Would you like some ideas? Then visit www.agatelier.com. If you see a piece you like, please make an arrangement with her via her website. Agnes will be in the shop July 6 through July 9, from 1 - 3 PM and from July 10 to July 23 (only Thursday through Monday) from 3 to 6 PM. Friday July 7th from 1 to 2.30 PM: Meet and Greet with LAURA ENGEL, soprano with André Rieu. The Chilean-Dutch soprano Laura Engel knows how to touch audiences around the world with her charisma and passionate singing. Being internationally educated in countries like Chile, the Netherlands and Italy, she enjoyed a versatile musical education that produced many years of collaboration with André Rieu and his orchestra. Her passion and musical versatility from classical to pop will be evident in her own concert production 'En Canto' which premieres in Maastricht on July 12 in the Bonbonnière. Click HERE. Sunday July 9th from 1 - 2.30 PM: Coffee tasting with CORD MEYER-LUESINK, violinist with André Rieu. Besides music Cord presents here his other great passion: Italian coffee. You may taste his self- roasted and mixed coffee brand DoLa FaFa Mi, in espresso or cappuccino for free. Sunday July 9th and 16th at 2 - 3.30 PM: Meet and Greet with DONIJ VAN DOORN, star soloist with André Rieu. “The Dutch born soprano Donij van Doorn is internationally celebrated on opera-, operetta- and oratorium stages. She also performs with André Rieu and has been traveling the world with him and the JSO for the last 3 years. Her extraordinary voice in the Vilja song and "Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss", moves the audiences to tears and gives her standing ovations.”
photo Lidia Surowka
Apart from the annual fans dinner on Friday July 7th 2017 and the usual fans picnics on Saturdays July 8, 15 and 22 in the Stadspark (City Park) from 12 - 2 PM, there are many more activities to experience during your stay at Maastricht.
Marc Rieu’s exhibition. Every year, during his father’s concerts, Marc Rieu brings together his most recent paintings on a summer exhibition in the Theatre on the Vrijthof. Admission is free on every concert day in July (from 12 to 5 PM). Marc is there in person and the paintings are on sale.
The shop “Your Market Booth”, Jodenstraat 32, Maastricht (near the Tourist Office).
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Below a video impression of the Meet and Greet event
Who did we meet? Agnes Fizzano-Walter, Michel Fizzano, Gosia Loboda, Laura Engel Donij van Doorn.
Judith and Cord Meyer-Luesink, and their two children. Dola Fafami is Cord’s coffee brand. Free coffee tasting for the fans. And photos of course!
Photo to the right: Irina Z. Matei from Romania and Donij. Photos below: The proud parents Jozef Leenhouwers (cameraman) and Giedre Mundinaite (violinist) with their almost 2-years old son Auris Rafael, who is already interested in cameras. (Photos posted with permission).
It was a big surprise that the manager of the “Your Market Booth” shop, announced another “Meet and Greet” by soprano Anna Majchrzak on the last concert day: Saturday July 22nd, at 2.30 PM. From Facebook: “Anna Majchrzak, born in The Netherlands with a Dutch mother and a Polish father, has felt her calling already in the very early days of her childhood. She developed her musical skills in a broad way to connect to the Dutch market of question and demand before she came to work with André Rieu. Here Anna felt that her inner calling could be heard and so she is blooming inside and out for which she offers her sincere gratitude to you, André's audience! More: Anna is always drawn to the inner world of feeling, dreaming, imagination and is drawn to the outer world by the beauty of music. Between those worlds is where she wants to stand, as a translator between the dreams and imaginations of the creative composers, and the audible result of it. In order to share of the Love and Richness that lays in the inner world of the endless potential, Anna has taken the highest education possible in The Netherlands as a classical opera singer, while traveling the world for masterclasses and experience. And she has the desire to always continue her education by life experience and interaction with likeminded colleagues and people.”
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