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Aug 30, 2008

André Rieu Does Extra Christmas Concert in Arnhem

Extra Christmas Concert by André Rieu in The Gelredome

André Rieu will present an extra Christmas concert in the Gelredome in Arnhem on Friday, 20 December

ARNHEM(ANP) André Rieu will present an additional Christmas concert on Saturday 20 December in the Gelredome, in Arnhem. The first Christmas concert for Friday 19 December is virtually sold out, reported the André Rieu Productions Company Friday.

Rieu will completely transform the Gelredome into a Christmas atmosphere. Along with an ice rink and skaters, a ball room with the Wiener Dancing school dancers and many international soloists, Rieu decided to bring the renowned men's choir, the Maastrichter Staar, along to the Gelredome. "This past summer, I presented several fantastic concerts in Maastricht with the 150 strong men's choir. That was really the highlight, which is something and I do not want to deny the people in the Gelredome", thus says Rieu. Images of the Maastricht highlights can be viewed Friday evening on Nederland 1.

This coming month will find André Rieu and his World Stadium Tour in the "Stade de France" in Paris and the "King Boudewijn (Baudouin) Staduim" in Brussels. After which a short tour through France and Switzerland will follow. In November, Rieu departs for Australia for a month where he will present eleven stadium concerts. Towards the end of December, he will return to the Netherlands, where he will close the year with his Christmas concerts, for which ticket purchases will be available 30 August. Link below for tickets at

Thank You John for the Translation!!

Aug 26, 2008

Peggy Sees André Rieu at The Semperoper!

Peggy at The Semper Opera in Dresden Germany

Peggy has written a report of her concert experience in Dresden last weekend. And what an experience she had! :) Here is the link to her story ~

♦Peggy at The Semperoper in Dresden With André

Aug 22, 2008

André Rieu at The Semperoper in Dresden

"I Dance With You Into Heaven"

Beate went to see Andre's concert at the Semperoper last night in Dresden and has written a report on it ... Here is the link for her report. Thanks for letting us know about it Beate! It sounds like it was just Beautiful. We are all going to be looking forward to the DVD now!

Here is a picture of the new Tenor that Beate is talking about who sang solo in the Dresden Concert with Carmen and Mirusia. (He's the one on the right.) Beate said, "he has a fantastic voice, which touches you immediately."

Horseback Riding With Carla ...

Carla Maffioletti Sadly, we don't see or hear much from Carla lately ... Just for fun, here's a picture Carla sent to Arie ~ she said she was out riding with with "Joris and Bush." Arie said she didn't say which was which. ;-)

Aug 21, 2008

Updates on Andre Rieu's 2009 American Tour!

André's 2009 North American Tour "Updates!"


André Rieu's "The Magic of Music" Airs Aug. 23, 2008

"The Magic of Music"
The Big Summer Special From Maastricht With André Rieu
Maastricht", says André Rieu, "the capital of my heart". For his new Summer Special, André Rieu returns exactly to the place, where 30 years ago, he began his remarkable career. Maastricht, his hometown. On the most beautiful place in the city, the Vrijthof, he performed his new program, which, as always, is packed with famous and popular melodies and rousing hits from the popular classics before 10,000 enthusiastic spectators.
André Rieu as usual, not only plays the violin, but also appears as a conductor and witty and charming moderator. A special highlight will be the appearance of the world-famous 150-strong male choir "Maastricht Staar" on stage for the first time together with André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Another highlight is the appearance of a string ensembles of 100 children from Maastricht School of Music. All packaged in with the witty and charming moderation of André Rieu who keeps his audience from around the world in his spell.
You can hardly imagine a more beautiful and fuller atmosphere than a concert with music from Verdi to the Beatles, famous melodies, waltzes and tangos, a beautiful light show, and all that with André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra on the most Burgundian square in the Netherlands, The Vrijthof in Maastricht.

ZDF will be airing this concert on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 20:15 - 22:15
TROS will air this on Friday, August 29 at 21.50 hours. Nederland 1
Recorded by ZDF on Saturday 05 July 2008 in Maastricht

♦Photo Slideshow of Maastricht by ZDF

Translation by John from ZDF/TROS ~ Photos by John and Ineke

André Rieu At The Semperoper In Dresden Germany

The Semperoper in Dresden ~ André's Newest DVD

André is going to be giving a concert here Friday August 22 and is making a DVD of it. Here are a few photos and links to the history of it. What a Beautiful place to have a concert for a DVD!

The following is translated by John from the Semperoper Website

"I dance with you into Heaven" is the invitation of André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra to a festive concert in the Semper Opera, and he promises to enchant his audience once again with a program of waltzes, classical music, opera melodies and highlights of famous musicals. The splendor of the magnificent Semper Opera House, together with the exceptional world-famous Star and his orchestra, will combine into a perfect entity."I look forward to my debut in the Semper Opera with the festively dressed Dresden audience." says André Rieu. This concert will be recorded and at the end of the year televised by ZDF in a Eurovision broadcast.

♦Homepage For Semperoper ♦Visit the Dresden Semperoper ♦Photos of The Semperoper

Aug 18, 2008

Singing Star "Mirusia" Returns To School

Singing Star "Mirusia" Returns To School

MIRUSIA Louwerse showed students and staff of Faith Lutheran College at Victoria Point last week why she is world class. The star sporano sang You'll Never Walk Alone to a mesmerised audience when she returned to her old school for a guest appearance. Mirusia has established a world following following her popular performances with acclaimed violinist Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Click Here To Read Full Article ♦Singing Star Returns To School

Ineke and Ruud's Weekend in Maastricht

Maastricht August 17, 2008

First there was a High Mass outside on the top of "mountain" Slavante. This is where a lot of fans have visited the pavillion and the Zonneberg grotto's, not far from Andre's castle. After the Mass the procession went on the boats. André had given the flower decorations from his stage in Maastricht to use for decorating the boats. Do you recognize the pink flowers? You can see Frank playing the carillon on a boat too.

I counted 18 big boats (with music bands and church choirs) and 12 more small (rowing, or skiffs?) boats to accompany the procession. Ruud was on the big pontoon boat! I was taking pictures from the Kennedy bridge. You can see a big statue of Saint Peter with the Maastricht city key in his hands. He was carried by men in red. You also see a bust of Saint Servaas (from the Saint Servaas basilica) and the statue of Mary, Star of the Sea (from the Our Dear Lady Basilica).
This was the first time Maastricht had a "water procession". The boats sailed from Slavante to the Stiphout landing stage near the Servaas bridge, just like the tourist boats do. I know a lot of fans did that trip by boat and visited the caves. From the landing stage the procession continued through the Maastricht streets to end up into the Our Dear Lady Basilica .......... It was all very impressive. Frank played church music on the carillon and it was very impressive to hear it fade away over the River Maas.

Andre was not at home we were told, but we did see Tanja and Roos and some friends among the audience. ~ Ineke

Aug 17, 2008

André Rieu Playing Bocci Ball

Pictures From Sonja of André Playing Bocci Ball
If you looked at the Live Webcam on the Vrijthof this weekend you saw they had it all sectioned off ~ Ineke who is in Maastricht this weekend wrote and told us they were having an International Competition of Jeu de Boules. (Bocci Ball)

Aug 16, 2008

Photoshows From Fans Around The World of Maastricht 2008

André Singing The Limburg Anthem at Sunday Nights Concert

I'm sorry it's taken so long to get the Photoshows on here of Maastricht. They changed the format though of the photoshow program in the middle of my making them and they wouldn't work right, so I had to start all over again and remake both shows. All seems to be well now with them. I have tried to pick the best of the ones that everyone sent and not have too many duplicates of things. I don't have control over the speed of the shows in the new format they have and at times they seem to go to fast, but they are working on it and it is getting better.

I have made Two Photoshows. One made up of pictures that all the fans sent to me, and a second photoshow of just John's pictures ... Enjoy! ~ Sue :)

Photo by Vasilia

Aug 10, 2008

Two Weeks in Holland and Four André Rieu Concerts

Two Weeks in Holland Ending on The Vrijthof in Maastricht
I have written the story of our two weeks in Holland ~ From Amsterdam, to Hoorn, to Maastricht. Including One World Tour Concert in Amsterdam, a visit to The Red Rose Cafe in Hoorn, and Three Open Air Concerts on The Vrijthof in Maastricht. My attemt to keep it short was fruitless, there were too many things to write about over two weeks time, three cities and four concerts.

Here Are The Links to The Story and Photoshow.

♦The Story of Our Two Weeks in Holland

♦My Pictures of Maastricht in A Photoshow

The Days Leading To Maastricht With Ineke ...

Ineke's Story of Maastricht and Touring Holland With Friends

Click below for Ineke's story with photos of Amsterdam, Hoorn, Maastricht and other places she toured through Holland with friends leading up to the long weekend in Maastricht!

♦Ineke's Memories With Friends Leading up To Maastricht

Aug 7, 2008

Coming Soon to USA! Denon Release of André Rieu "Live in Vienna" DVD and TWO CD's!

Denon Releases André Rieu Live in Vienna DVD and Two CD's!

I have had this on the left side of the Parlor, but am going to put it here to make sure everyone sees it now as time is getting close. Live in Vienna will be out in stores on September 30th. You can also pre order it now through where it will be released on September 9th! Denon has told us there will be The DVD ~ A 13 Track CD ~ And A Limited Edition CD with 15 tracks plus a DVD Bonus Disc with video clips from Tuscany, Radio City, Live In Vienna and the Teaser to The Schonbrunn Concert.

If you look on the left side of the Parlor, you can click on the CD or DVD to Pre Order with for an October 3rd release.

♦Click Here To See A Great Promo Video!

Thank You Laurie For All Your Work on André's Spring Tour!

View From Those Front Seats of André in Concert

We wanted to say, "Thank You to Laurie" for all the Hours on Hours she she has spent getting the Spring Concert dates for us in the US over the past few weeks. I don't know how she does it, but do know she has spent years getting the contacts she has to accomplish this for all of us. Without her, so many of us would not have had the great seats that we have in the past years and will now have again in the Spring of 2009.


Above Photo by John

A Dutch Girl in France?

Mireille in Holland?
No, this is Mireille in France. She and her friends decided to have a party and made it "Holland in Provençe" ~ They dressed up in Dutch costumes and served Dutch food ~ it was a fun summer's evening party getting together and enjoying André's music playing in the background.
VERY Cute Mireille!!
Love the shoes ... :)

Aug 4, 2008

Hanne's Pictures From Maastricht

Soundcheck in Maastricht

Hanne from Germany has some pictures from Maastricht that are fun and different.

♦Some Maastricht Pictures From Hanne

Mirusia Louwerse Hitting a High Note

Mirusia in Maastricht

Here is the link to a nice article with Mirusia in Brisbane.

♦Mirusia's August Fourth Article in Brisbane

Photo by John

Aug 2, 2008

Four Month Old Waltzes on Stage With André Rieu in Reading!

Remember This Baby From The Reading Concert?
Sonja has added a really CUTE page on Translation under Pictures. She has other pictures of the event that she got from from the baby's grandmother with a note. Here's the link to it.
Photo by Laurie






Pierre and André September 30, 2016 Maastricht












Photo Taken at Mexico City Concert ~ September 2013




"Hello to all my fans on The Harmony Parlor!"

Soundcheck in Maastricht 2013 (RTL Photo)

Maastricht 2012 ~ "André on The Theater Steps" by Bee

Maastricht 2012 ~ "André and Pierre on The Theater Steps" by Bee