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January 6, 2018. Traditional New Year’s concert in Amsterdam. The first concert in the new year and the first of the new tour, was performed in Amsterdam. It was a big success (as always). Where else fitted the song “Tulips from Amsterdam” better than here? Click on the picture for a video and photo impression.
January 26, 2018. For the second time in a row André Rieu performed the 13th Semperopernball in the German city of Dresden. Presented by (the Dutch) Sylvie Meis and Guido Maria Kretschmer for the German MDR-TV. Click on the picture.
February 15, 2018. The Australian Hat Academy interviewed Agnes Fizzano about her passion for Millinery. Click on the picture to find the link to the article.
Harpist Vera Kool’s baby was born on the 6th of February 2018. His names: Daniël Jurriaan. Little Daan, welcome to the world. Congratulations to Vera Kool and her husband.
February 2018. Another lovely Feather Boa Garden party. Diane Arthur hosted the André Rieu friendship group New Zealand. Another beautiful evening of lovely music, dancing, laughter, friendship and nice food. Click on the picture to watch the video, created by Jennifer Harrison.
March 9, 2018. Sandy Beach interviewed André by telephone, on the occasion of the announcement of his Eastern USA and Canada Tour in September 2018. It is a radio interview from Buffalo, USA, for WBEN Insider Club. Click on the picture.
March 8, 2018. After his concert in Berlin (February 2018), Universal Music surprised André with a very special gift for reaching the magical number of 500 platinum awards for worldwide sales of CDs and DVDs. Congratulations André and Johann Strauss Orchestra! Click on the picture.
March 26, 2018. German MDR um 4. “Coffee guest”. interview by Anja Koebel. Click on the picture to watch the interview.
April 9, 2018. For the first time André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra performed (4 concerts) in Israel, Tel Aviv. Click on the picture of the Menora Mivtachim Arena, to read all about the concert series.
For almost two years these people have been misleading the André Rieu fans across the world, pretending they were André’s family, using the name Rieu, opening fake Facebook accounts, starting fake fan groups. Their real names are George Groeneveld and Laura Binnekamp. Today, André’s company ARP (André Rieu Productions) decided that enough is enough. Click on the pictures to read their message.
April 25, 2018. Important message about FAKE RIEUS. Click on the pictures to read the message, written on behalf of and posted with permission of ARP.
April 30, 2018. Ever heard of the Gracenotes?? Five sparkling musical personalities, all members of André Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra, have assembled a joyous and eclectic repertoire. Click on the picture to read more about them.
May 1st 2018. On June 1st 2018, Frank Steijns will perform his first big composition for orchestra, choir and soloists: The Sanctuary Song (Heiligdomsvaart lied) The piece is composed for the Heiligdomsvaart, a religious festival which dates back to the Middle Ages, and is held every seven years! The concert will take place at the St.Theresia Church, Tongerseweg, Maastricht, at 7 PM. For more details, click on the picture.
On June 16 and 17, 2018, André Rieu will perform for the first time in Bulgaria. In April the Bulgarian TV recorded a documentary in Maastricht, titled: “Everything is music”. Although we cannot provide subtitles, we still decided to post this documentary, because of nice images of Maastricht and we can guess what they were talking about. Click on the picture (with interviewer Georgi Toshev).
May 12, 2018 Prof. Dr. Erik Scherder, neuropsychologist and author of the book “Singing in the brain” gave Masterclass on Dutch TV about the effect of music on the brain. Click on the picture to read an article from the newspaper.
May 11, 2018. André Rieu appeared in a talkshow by Broadcast Company MAX, Time for MAX hosted by Sybrand Niessen and Martine van Os. Click on the picture.
May, 13, 2018. Much to everyone’s surprise André Rieu opened the fifth edition of the Q Music Duck Race in Maastricht. Click on the picture to watch a video by L1, Limburg TV.
June 6, 2018 Do you still remember the funny and successful André Rieu/JSO imitation group in the town of Den Haag (The Hague) in the Netherlands? The Golden Oldies at full Speed? Click on the picture to read the sad news and André’s personal message to Joke Breedijk, the leading lady of the group.
June 6, 2018 Robert Ten Brink, the well-known Dutch reporter/ presenter of “Love-programs” on Dutch TV, will host the 2018 “André in cinemas” presentation. Click on the picture to watch 2 video clips. Did you already buy tickets with your local cinema for the cinema streaming on Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29, 2018?
June 17, 2018. So much to do in July in Maastricht!! To be sure that you won’t miss anything, we created a Maastricht Calendar 2018. Click on the picture! All news, straight from Maastricht, will appear under the button “Maastricht 2018”. Of course we also keep our general information, which can always be found under “Maastricht Info”.
June 26, 2018. Annual Congress of the Association of Dutch Municipalities. Interviewer: Twan Huys. Click on the picture.
June 28, 2018. Maastricht City Guide 2018 in English. A co-production of Chapeau Magazine and André Rieu Productions. Available at the VVV Maastricht (Tourist Office). It is for free, but you have to ask for it. Click on the picture to see the digital version of the city guide. The Tourist office also has a book in which you may write a message to André. We were surprised that it is not in public view at the office, so you have to ask for the book to write a message to André.
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