"After Show Party's" With André!
Exciting times coming for Aussies!!
►Ineke and Ruud's New Maastricht Video
A weekend full of music by André Rieu, but much more, the fan activities which happen during that weekend as well. The Fan dinner on Friday evening and the Fan picnic on Saturday. If you want to know why the "hardcore" fans move forward at the tune of the "Radetzky March" (which is often the end of the official program) Click on the link to watch it! ~ Ineke and Ruud
Maastricht Photo by Sue
These are just some fun pictures I took off a video that Ruth Morgan gave me. It's André in her Buffalo PBS Station back in 1997. Ruth was there taking pledges on the phones when André was in the Studio. He waltzes SO Beautiful!!
A friend from Denon sent me this and thought some of you might be interested. It's on the Free Classical Radio Station online.
This week on WCCC AM 1290 you can win the new CD from Andre Rieu called "Live in Vienna"! As Seen On Public Television! A Limited Edition CD recording of the Live in Vienna concert PLUS Bonus 7-Track DVD featuring video clips from such favorite Andre Rieu concerts as Live In Vienna, Tuscany, Radio City Music Hall and a special teaser of the forthcoming André Rieu at Schönbrunn.
Recorded live on the square in front of the imperial Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna, this CD includes superb compositions from the most famous Viennese composers: Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, W.A. Mozart, Robert Stolz and many others. Let Andre Rieu Live in Vienna transport you back in time to the romantic Vienna of the 19th century! Just listen to win this week on Beethoven Radio!
Watch Andre in concert... Click Here! Want to see if Andre is coming to your town? Click here for his tour dates!
Remember... Listen to win and when you hear the announcement call 1-866-BEETHOVEN to win! That's 1-866-233-8468!Yea!! ~ John just won a CDby calling in to this station!Congratulations John!! ;-)
Has anyone else won yet?
Richard Wilkins and André Rieu
Richard Wilkins has teamed up with the world-famous violinist Andrew Rieu to record Waltzing Matilda, backed by a full orchestra. It seems that the two hit it off when Rieu was recently in town to spruik his ANZ Stadium concerts.
After Wilkins mentioned that he was also a violinist (he learned as a child) he was invited to spend some time in Rieu's castle in Maastricht, in the Netherlands and hang out with the massive concert star. It wasn't long before the pair were in the recording studio, putting Waltzing Matilda on tape. Wilkins will be showing the film on Tuesday's Today Show on Nine.
Click on the little picture below of André and Richard to watch it.
Andre Rieu Exclusive
(You may have to X out the Parlor once you are there so as not to have the music on the Parlor playing while watching the video.
What a wonderful weekend Ineke and Ruud had in Brussels
with André's Concert there and some really Fun Surprises!!
Click on the link below for Ineke's story and Lots of Pictures.
on PBS Beginning in September "Andre Live in Vienna" CD, DVD and Limited Edition CD/DVD Set in Stores September 30th on Denon Classics ~ An Unprecedented US Tour Begins Spring '09Andre Rieu Celebrates the Music and Composers of Vienna With 'Andre Live In Vienna'. This Spectacular Concert Airs Nationally
SANTA MONICA, CA September 12, 2008
Denon Classics, the U.S.'s #1 independent Classical label, is set to release "ANDRE LIVE IN VIENNA," an all new blockbuster production featuring Andre Rieu that began airing nationally on PBS September 6th. "Andre Live In Vienna" is a live concert spectacular featuring the beloved maestro performing with his Johann Strauss Orchestra and Choir on the square in front of the beautiful Imperial Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna. Rieu's return to Vienna reflects a sincere love of the city and its composers and it's the kind of show that made viewers fall in love with him in the first place. There's definitely a festive energy in the air as Rieu and orchestra are joined by a host of guest performers including the Platinum Tenors, the sopranos Dagmar Koller, Carmen Monarcha, Carla Maffioletti, Mirusia Louwerse and Suzan Erens; the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Debutantes from the Elmayer Dance School, and the renowned interpreter of the traditional Viennese song, Karl Moik. All come together to celebrate and perform the compositions of the most famous Viennese composers including Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, W.A. Mozart, Robert Stolz and many others.
Denon Classics will release "Andre Live In Vienna" September 30th on CD, DVD and a Limited Edition CD/DVD set featuring 2 bonus tracks and a bonus DVD containing video clips from Live in Vienna, Tuscany, Radio City and a teaser of the forthcoming Schonbrunn Spectacular program.
Andre Rieu has earned the distinction as the #1 pledge drive artist for PBS and the #3 Classical Artist according to Billboard Magazine. Already established as one of the top performing and selling classical artists worldwide and a platinum selling artist in the U.S., Rieu's popularity shows no signs of waning as both WONDERLAND and RADIO CITY debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical chart. Rieu's worldwide appeal is as strong as ever having recently earned his third Platinum sales award in Canada and continues to sell out arenas around the globe.
Andre Rieu will return to the United States in the Spring of 2009 for an unprecedented tour of both the East and West Coasts.
We would like to draw your attention to "Azure, Fantasies of a journey of the Heart" which will premier on Tuesday, September 23 at 08.30 PM in the "Limburghall of the Theater Heerlen".
"Azure, Fantasies of a journey of the Heart" is the title of this multimedia music theater play by Jean-Philippe Rieu, which will premier on Tuesday, 23 September in the "Limburghall of the Theater Heerlen".Romantic compositions by Rieu will be performed by harpist Manou Liebert, violinist Inge Stallinga-Gorissen and Rieu himself on the piano.
The program is a multimedia musical performance which took Jean-Philippe Rieu three years to complete. The dramatic line of the with 'love' colored program is characterized by harmonic and instrumental romantic presentations, alternating with half sung, half spoken poetry. The presentation will be placed in an attractive setting where light and projection perfectly suit the musical input. The projection display consists of a multitude of paintings of Jean-Philippe combined with rapid projections of self made films and photo impressions.
The compositions have a mostly French, color-inspired, title: 'Azure' (blue), 'Or' (gold), 'Vert (green),' Argent (silver), 'Rouge (red) and Turquoise, with titles such as: "Je t'aime pour Toujours "(I'll love you forever), and "Blue Fantasy of Passion". Rieu, who spends his spare time painting in the French Dordogne, is delighted by the sparkling color palette he devised and lets it flow over into his music. In one moment the public is overwhelmed, another softened or moved by the intermingling of music, sound, image, color and movement. The audience will experience that 'love' has many colors and all moods are possible, from outrageous luck to subtle melancholy. All sensory perceptions are inspired by music during this presentation. They show regular fantasies of passion, typical of Jean-Philippe's harmonious and aesthetic work.
Jean-Philippe Rieu (51), who has been involved in music his entire life, was brought up from infancy in a musical environment. At age 17 he conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra of Liege with his own compositions. He studied piano, composition, music theory and orchestra conducting at the Conservatories of Liege and Maastricht. During that time, he also was assistant conductor and repeat conductor at the opera houses of Leipzig and Berlin. After his training he was connected to the Conservatory of Maastricht as conductor and professor for 15 years. Jean-Philippe arranged and conducted many opera productions and symphony concerts, from baroque to contemporary music. For 6 years he worked very closely together with his brother André Rieu. In 2004 the opportunity beckoned again for Jean-Philippe to become creatively independent. His own multimedia music theatre "AZURE, Fantasies of a journey of the Heart" can be seen in the 2008/2009 season in Dutch, Flemish and French speaking Belgian venues.
www.parkstadlimburgtheaters.nl or through the Theater. tel.no. + 3145-571 66 07.
Tickets for this performance can be ordered starting today through
Click here to see a small video:
(Thanks to Ineke for this story and John for translating it)
The Maastricht DVD is now on André's Website and they're taking Pre-Orders for the NTSC version that will be going out around the end of September ~ It was a Beautiful Concert and I can't wait to see the DVD now ~ I ordered mine!! :)
John said if you scroll down on the page they're also taking orders for the PAL version.
A reminder that we have the 2009 North American Concert Schedule link on the left side of the page here. Many PBS Stations are now selling the tickets! Here's the link to the page.
"My Music, My Life ~ How it All Began" is being published this month by Hardie Grant, RRP $29.95
André Rieu owes a lot of his Australian success to the promotion of his music on Foxtel's Ovation channel. 'My Music, My Life', the biography of André Rieu, the charismatic Dutch violinist and conductor, is shortly to be released by Hardie Grant in Australia. With over 10 million worldwide in CD sales and over one million overall sales in Australia, André Rieu has become an international classic music phenomenon. This biography written by his wife, Marjorie, looks at the musical childhood and path to success of this classical superstar, whose extravagant concerts earned him the title of the 'Waltz King'. André's next visit to Australia for a full concert tour is in November.
►Click below to read all about her and see a short video.
15 year old Kayla Doig from Townsville, Australia is preparing to perform in world famous violinist André Rieu's World Stadium Tour in Australia from November to December, 2008.