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Sep 30, 2011

André Rieu's TV Special Oct. 1, 2011 on ZDF

André Rieu's ZDF TV Special
To Bring Ode To The Mother City Of Waltz, Vienna

Maastricht Aktueel: September 29, 2011 André Rieu's new TV special "Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume"(Vienna, You City of My Dreams) will be premiered on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8:15 PM by the German TV station ZDF. With this special the Maastricht world star wants to pay tribute to the city of the waltz. According to André Rieu the absolute highpoint of the performance will be the waltz composed by film star Sir Anthony Hopkins "And the Waltz Goes On". At least for the TV viewers. This waltz was previously performed by Rieu, during the Maastricht concerts.
Homage To Vienna
This special is completely composed of famous Viennese waltzes, marches, songs and famous Viennese operettas. The stand-alone violinist and his Johann Strauss Orchestra are supported by guest appearances of the Vienna Debutantes from Vienna's famous Elmayer dance school . Rieu also gives a special behind the scenes look in this special. In this case, literally. In addition, the viewer also gets to see how the famous Austrian Schönbrunn castle was reconstructed.
Sir Anthony Hopkins' Waltz
For him, especially this year it was a complete surprise says André Rieu from his castle in Maastricht, when he unsuspectingly entered the Marble Room of the Belvedere castle, and very shortly thereafter was honored by the Republic of Austria with the "Gold Medal of Merit". That same night was also the world premiere of Sir Anthony Hopkins' waltz, "And the waltz goes on ". In order to be present for this affair, Anthony Hopkins and his wife were especially flown over from Los Angeles.
Rieu World Tour
For the fans, the André Rieu circus is back in full swing. This week he visited the British show of Alan Titchmarsh. Next week he starts with a series of eight concerts in Mexico, followed by two tours in U.S. and Canada. In November and December, he will perform four concerts in Brussels, Antwerp and Hasselt. In December Rieu will again perform in the Netherlands with a concert in the Gelredome for which he has especially flown in The Harlem Gospel Choir and the Soweto Gospel Choir. These choirs previously performed this year during his yearly concert series on the Vrijthof Square.
Finally, this weekend, in and around André Rieu's Castle at the foot of the St. Peter, several recordings will be made for his Christmas Special. In apparently very summer like conditions a winter atmosphere will be created and Christmas songs played.
Thanks To John for his Translation of this article

1 comment:

InekeHolland said...

Wow, Sir Anthony and his waltz! But I am more curious to see the women of the JSO skating in their ball gowns and Giedre performing a solo figure skating act! I look forward to Saturday night! That's a real nice present Andre and ZDF give to the European fans on his birthday! We'll open a bottle of champagne, toast to Andre and enjoy the special!

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