April 21st, 2020. From André Rieu’s official website.
COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of
our beloved fans, musicians, team and audiences, all part of the big “André-Rieu-Family”.
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you today that, following the measures taken by the
Government of the Netherlands, our traditional Open Air Concerts on the Vrijthof in Maastricht cannot take
place in July 2020.
These cancellations will come as heartbreaking news to all of you – and they have been very difficult for us
to make. Since 2005, my orchestra and I have been so proud to welcome the whole world to my beautiful
hometown Maastricht in more than 100 concerts. Last year 150.000 fans came from 90 different countries
to celebrate unforgettable evenings of music and joy together with us.
Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. We have
worked very hard during the last weeks to reschedule all our concerts as we want to give you something
joyful to look forward to.
Regarding the Vrijthof, all tickets and André Rieu Travel Packages, will remain valid for our open air
concerts in July 2021. Please check HERE for further information, dates and answers to your questions.
I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives.
My Johann Strauss Orchestra and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share music, joy
and fun with you again very soon! The Waltz Must Go On – and it will!
THE NEW DATES – MAASTRICHT - VRIJTHOF 2021
Thursday, 1. July 2021 – replaces 2. July 2020
Friday, 2. July 2021 – replaces 3. July 2020
Saturday, 3. July 2021 – replaces 4. July 2020
Sunday, 4. July 2021 – replaces 5. July 2020
Thursday, 8. July 2021 – replaces 9. July 2020
Friday, 9. July 2021 – replaces 10. July 2020
Saturday, 10. July 2021 – replaces 11. July 2020
Sunday, 11. July 2021 – replaces 12. July 2020
Thursday, 15. July 2021 – replaces 16. July 2020
Friday, 16. July 2021 – replaces 17. July 2020
Saturday, 17. July 2021 – replaces 18. July 2020
Sunday, 18. July 2021 – replaces 19. July 2020
Note from Ruud and Ineke:
Next year the fan dinner will take place on Friday July 2nd 2021.
To read André’s reaction to the postponement of the Vrijthof concerts, in the Limburger newspaper of April 23rd 2020,
click HERE to go to the Harmony Parlor.