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last update: Dec.6, 2022
The Christmas concerts 2022 in the MECC in Maastricht, will take place on: 10,11,16,17 and 18 December 2022. For more information: check André’s website www.andrerieu.com. Spare ticket mediation for the 2022 Christmas concerts now available here.
The three Maastricht webcams. Hotel DuCasque replaced the aging webcam in July 2014, facing the Vrijthof square in Maastricht. Since November 2018 “Webcam-Maastricht“ added another webcam overlooking the river Meuse, from café-restaurant “The Piepenhoes”. We can see their own outside terrace along the river, and the ancient Servaes Bridge. Since January 2022 “Webcam-Maastricht” added another webcam to the Vrijthof Square, from the side. Please click HERE to see the images of these three high quality webcams.
Fall 2021: We welcome new Johann Strauss Orchestra members: Micaëla Oeste soprano, Maja Jasinska flute player, (Martine Wijers piano, replacing Stéphanie Detry), and Justinas Kaunas violinist, replacing Martine Wijers.
August 14, 2022. André Rieu baptizes his rose on the rose festival in Lottum. Click on the picture.
October 30, 2022. André Rieu presented the Great Maastricht Dialect Dictation. A spelling contest for the Maastricht dialect, organized by Veldeke Krink, in the MECC. Click on the picture.
Twelve Maastricht 2023 concerts on sale!! Thu July 6, Fri July 7, Sat July 8, and Sun July 9, 2023. Thu July 13, Fri July 14, Sat July 15. Sun July 16, 2023. Thu July 20, Fri July 21, Sat July 22, Sun July 23. The official ticket sales have been started at https://www.andrerieu.com/en/tour
Hotel- and VIP packages will be available via André Rieu Travel: www.andrerieu.com/travel
Terrace packages are available at: www.visitmaastricht.com/andre-rieu/vrijthof-concerts Early booking is advised. The fan dinner registration on Fri. July 7th is open on this website under “Maastricht Info”. Please register first. You can pay later. https://www.andrerieumovies.com/maastricht_fandinner.htm
November 19, 2022. Two Vienna concerts 2022, After a delay of two years, Ruud and Ineke attended the Vienna concerts on November 16 and 17, 2022. Recently our Maastricht friends Jean and Marie- Jeanne surprised us with finding a YouTube video of "the making of Schönbrunn Vienna" in 2006. We had never seen it before and it blew us away. We added the video and 2 photos of 2006. Click on the picture. (photo by Gunilla Burlin)
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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November 8, 2022 Article from the Limburger: André Rieu now also has his own shell: a 66.1 million year old fossil from the Maastricht ENCI quarry got his name. Click on the picture.
November 11, 2022 In Memoriam: Pierre Kartner, (87) NL. (artist name: Father Abraham). Pierre Kartner composed world famous hits like “The Red Rose Café” and the “Smurf Song”. The Café where Pierre got the idea for his song, was “ ‘t Schippershuis” in the town of Hoorn. In 2002 André recorded the song and both met (with the entire orchestra) in Hoorn, to celebrate. In 2012 Pierre was the guest in André’s Vrijthof concerts. At that time there were a lot of Smurfs in Maastricht!! Click on the picture.
November 2022. New violinist in the Johann Strauss Orchestra: Serena Vanheuverswijn. Click on the picture.
November 13, 2022. Article about Cord Meyer-Luesink and his coffee brand Dola Fafami. Click on the picture.
November 26, 2022. Limbourgeois (L1 TV) from Vienna with André Rieu. A report from Vienna, where the Maastricht orchestra leader gave two concerts last week. Program maker Jo Cortenraedt walked with André Rieu through the streets of the Austrian capital city, discovering the birthplace of his music. Click on the picture.
November 30, 2022. Frank Steijns first city-composer of Maastricht Maastricht native Frank Steijns (52) will be Maastricht's very first city-composer. This has been announced by the Maastricht Composers Foundation, the initiator of the new musical function. Click on the picture.
December 1, 2022 On sale: Maastricht concert tickets for the third weekend in July: https://www.andrerieu.com/en/tour Thu 20, Fri 21, Sat 22, Sun 23. Travel packages are available via: www.andrerieu.com/en/travel/ maastricht
Privé/Telegraaf, December 1st 2022. “This was a year to never forget” “We are completely back after the pandemic. How we enjoyed it again, especially in the Netherlands this summer," says the waltz king in an exclusive interview with Privé, in which he looks back on an exciting 2022. Click on the picture to read the full article.
December 2, 2022. Newspaper from Aachen. Germany: Interview with Anna Reker. Click on the picture to read the interview.
December 4, 2022 A real December treat for the Dutch fans! Mirusia is touring again the Netherlands!! Tickets are on sale at her website www.mirusia.net For the tour dates and cities, click on the picture.
December 4, 2022. André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, setting the world record for being the World's Largest Private Orchestra, according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY. Click on the picture to read the announcement.
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