Rieu Concert to Continue Despite the Netherlands Costa Rica Match
Maastricht Dichtbij-June 30: According to what André Rieu’s son, Pierre, told Maastricht Dichtbij, the concert on Saturday the 5th of July on the Vrijthof in Maastricht will still take place (as planned) despite "Orange" playing against Costa Rica in the Brazilian town of Salvador on the same night, and half of Maastricht (and the rest of the Netherlands) being caught up in the boisterous spirit of this match.
Pierre says that Saturday’s concert will be performed according to the usual format. “We will go according to the events of the moment. Should a goal be scored during the concert and the moment is fitting, I could well imagine that Hup Holland Hup will feature.”
According to Pierre, the soccer match will start at 10 PM and André's concert will commence exactly one hour earlier. “The concert will still be in progress after the match has been concluded. Hence, there will be sufficient opportunity during the encores to pay attention to the outcome of the match, especially in case of a victory, which is what we are all hoping for.”
Apart from that, the Rieu company has already sacrificed one concert in the series, namely the Sunday July 13th performance, the day of the final World Cup match. "That is the reason why we won’t perform on this date,” says the younger Rieu.
Thank you to Ineke and Entia for translation