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Jul 28, 2009

André Rieu 2009 Concerts in Maastricht

Adele and Maurice in Maastricht

Here's another Great Photoshow from Adele! She's worked hard on this one ~ enjoy!!

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/cm6mR8bZ

Maastricht The Concert

On the Friday night concert, I made a little note of what was played ...
André and Co marching down the aisles to … you guessed it ... 76 Trombones; I personally love it; a real rabble rouser, Light Cavalry.
André then announces that he is an Opa! With a photo of the little one (Ivan) on the big screens, and they swing into Cielito Lindo (Mexican song, ay,ay,ay,ay)
Tenors enter and perform ‘Ob Blond, Ob Braun’
Followed by ‘Non it scorda di me’, a favourite of Pararotti’s.

400 Brass players enter with ‘Alte Kameraden’, a German military march, that is very popular internationally, you would all know it. Then they play ‘Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome) by Respighi. Now, this was a slightly controversial piece amongst the fans that I spoke to. Many loved it and a few were not so keen. Certainly the lighting and effects were really impressive, blue and magenta colours, and an excellent use of the 400 Brass instruments. You can certainly say, ‘it was different’. It got a Standing Ovation!

They continued with the Triumphal March from Aida, Nearer My God to Thee, with the audience humming along with the brass. Ben Hur, again the music for 400 brass, stunning lighting effects , with André conducting the brass most of the time, as Sue said in her posting.

Mirusia arrives to sing ‘Panis Angelicus’

Limburg songs ...

Interval ~ For once André had to have patience after the interval !! Often he just starts playing and then ridicules the late comers. This time he needed the audience back in its place for…..

The ‘Doll Song’ (Song of Olympia from the Tales of Hoffmann) Carla in her lovely pink dress ... She was brought on stage as a ‘Birthday Present’’ (you all know what I mean). It got a standing ovation.

Wolgalied (Lehar) however this was cut out of the rest of the concerts.

Then the ‘tribute to Michael Jackson’ began, very slowly and very beautifully, without introduction. As André and orchestra were playing, photos of Michael Jackson appeared on the screen ... (recorded in 1972, when he was 14)

Then the ‘Earth Song’... With Carman Monarcha and 30 children dressed in white ... Impressive, certainly, even if you were not a fan of Michael Jackson. I thought it was fabulous. Standing ovation ... Carmen was totally drained after it.

Gosh, those of us at the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday had began to understand the implications of how to manage the 30 children onto and off the stage ... And I have a short video clip of that part of the rehearsal..

We continued with Colonel Bogey , and we were all whistling along, with André conducting us .
Mirusia’s ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ (Con te partiro), got another standing ovation. She did an ‘encore’.

And now, believe it not, for the first and only time, a waltz ... I wont tell you which one ... ! But ‘our very own Bobbie and John were dancing to it ...!
‘Ode to Joy’ Beethoven 9th symphony ‘All Men Shall Be Brothers’... The Radetzky March … then get ready to go down for the encores!!

Well, my dear friends, I did not go down to the encores with a piece of paper in my hand ... ! ... but,
Strauss & Co, the Brazil Symphony, Limburg National Anthem, Maastricht Carnival song, (that Alice has talked about) Adieu Mein Kleine Guarde Officier, ‘You’ll never walk alone’ and we end with
the Brahms Lullaby…….

Overall, in my opinion, whilst there are some 'old standard's , there is also a lot of new stuff we have not heard before ... You will not be able to compare it to any other DVD.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adele,

You outdid yourself ! It was a beautiful photoshow. I love the background music.

MaryAnn

Anonymous said...

Oh, Adele, that was wonderful!! Thank you so much for all your hard work in putting this together. I love the photo of his shoes!!

Kay

Chris T. said...

Wonderful, Adele!!! Thanks for putting that together!

InekeHolland said...

Bravo, bravo!! Another wonderful photo show. Thank you Sue and Adele.
And Maurice: promise me that we meet again next year!!
Ineke.

Alice said...

I LOVE the music, Adele! VERY nice. Now we can always look back at those shoes :)

Margaret S aka Mother Superior said...

Thanks Adele for sharing your André experience with us. The choice of music is perfect. (Love the shoes too)

Anonymous said...

Adele,

That was another great photo show! Thank you for sharing your concert experiences with us!

Eileen

Anonymous said...

Lovely photoshow, Adele.Thanks for posting, Sue.

Cheers
Bernadette

Alice said...

Wholly Smoke! Adele. When you mentioned you've preapred a program list, I thought it was a piece of paper with just the name of the songs like that stuck in a program book, but this is soooo comprehensive! I'll get you an ice cream too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Adele. That's great.
MaryAnn returned with a program book, including the program insert. Beautiful page ~ much nicer than the program inserts we ever got over here. But, being in Dutch, I had to guess at many of the numbers. And, of course, the encore songs are never listed.
Can't wait for the DVD.
Also MaryAnn brought me a stamp book. Didn't the Dutch Postal Service do a bang up job? Lots of help from Andre and his staff, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to sign my name.
Love the pictures, too.
Laurie

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