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Feb 1, 2013

The History of André Rieu Fansites Worldwide


The History of The André Rieu Fan Websites Worldwide
Especially For The New Fans
In reference to the 6th anniversary of the "André Rieu Movies Site" in January and John and Sue's Harmony Parlor anniversary in August 2013, we'd like to write a review for the new fans about the history of the André Rieu Fan web sites, as far as we know it. 
André Rieu founded his Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1978. During the 80s and 90s, he was already well known in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany. 
Ruud and Ineke had already attended a concert in a small theater in the Netherlands in the 80's and also in the 90's. Initially André was more famous in the neighboring countries than in the Netherlands, and would perform more often in Belgium, France and Germany than in the Netherlands. In 1995 his big break through in Netherlands came about with the Second Waltz. 
In 1997 André performed for the first time in the USA, and primarily toured the East Coast. 
In April 1998 André and the JSO performed in Los Angeles and Concord, California, and did not return to the USA until 2002

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great article and thanks so much to all you wonderful people for all you do! For those of us who listen to Andre's music all the time, love the DVDs and attend concerts when we can, it's always fun and interesting to get more info on Andre Rieu and the JSO. Just a small point- you mention the JSO first performed in the USA in 2002- they were in Boston and Connecticut (and probably other places) as far back as 1997, if I'm not mistaken. Best to all, Jennifer D., USA

Sue Berry said...

Sorry, that was my fault Jennifer. I copied from the first draft of Ineke's before it had all been changed. It's corrected now. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue! :-)
Jennifer

Val said...

Thank you one all for the History on Andre's Worldwide fansites - I enjoyed reading it. Jann's advice and encouragement Down Under in the setting up of the Andre Rieu Friendship Groups was fantastic. We wouldn't be here without her.
cheeRIEU, from Val & the Andre Rieu Victorian Friendship Group xx :)

Sue Berry said...

You're so right Val ... I'm sure MB would Pfffff-t off the praise given her, but it is more then deserved!!!!!!! She made a huge difference in so many lives. ♥

Alice said...

I can still remember the night I heard this guy on PBS Sep 2006...Who's playing the "Little Bird" song?? How come it sounds so much like the one we've been listening to for some 20 years?? Then I quickly googled this, googled that on Andre Rieu! I was literally crying when I learnt it was Andre Rieu all the time in our family. Next I discovered this Translations website. WHOW!! It's a whole new world of anything-Andre-Rieu, I was sooo excited, and I'm so blessed to have found this page. LOVE you all! Thannnk Youuuu!!!!

Nathalie Lamont said...

A really good and great job, dear friends! Thank you very much!
With love
Nathalie Lamont

Anonymous said...

Secodn best thing in absesnce of newsworthy maestro stories. Thank you!

Yiang Lee

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