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Dec 17, 2016

André Rieu Concert Canceled

Drama Strikes Orchestra, André Rieu Concert Canceled

De Limburger, 17 Dec 2016: The André Rieu concert which was scheduled  in the English Nottingham for Saturday evening had to be  canceled.
Namely a member of his Johann Strauss Orchestra suffered a heart attack. The man who for more than twenty years played in the orchestra, is now in critical condition in a British hospital.

A traveling family
André's son Pierre Rieu confirmed the incident, stating that the orchestra cannot muster the strength  to go on stage this Saturday . "We are not going to play nice, nice music. We are a traveling family and that has many advantages, but now, we are all devastated." André addressed the group, stating  that in this situation he did not want to go on stage.

In his sleep
The orchestra member was struck by  cardiac arrest Saturday morning in his sleep at around 5:00 am. His wife, also a member of the orchestra, immediately called for help from the  accompanying doctor and security. "We always carry defibrillators with us, and we were able to use them now.  Sometimes the question arises  whether that sort of equipment and a doctor are really needed, but now we are thankful that we were able to act quickly."

London
According to Rieu never before had such a serious incident taken place within the orchestra. The orchestra will be in England  until December 24. Shows for Monday and Tuesday are still scheduled for London. Whether these will be performed, is according Rieu not yet known.

Thank You to John for this and the Translation of it.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all ...

15 comments:

Mags said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.

Janet Berry said...

My prayers go out to this gentleman and I hope that he makes a swift and full recovery. God bless you all

Devoted Scottish Fan said...

Thank you for posting this for us. My mind cannot concentrate on anything else at the moment, so it must be awful for Andre and his orchestra family. They will be devastated. Caring thoughts and healing wishes to everyone.
Moira x

Francine Chavanon said...

Je suis très attristée par cette nouvelle, je souhaite que cette personne se remette rapidement.Je comprends le désarroi d'André et tout son orchestre qui sont tellement solidaires en toutes circonstances. Bon courage à tous, je pense beaucoup à vous! Francine.

Jacky and Mike, Suffolk said...

We have just heard the London Concerts have been cancelled has anyone else heard this? We are sorry to hear the sad news about the member of his Orchestra our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery to him and to all the JSO family.

Sheila Heap said...

So sad,we hope he makes a full recovery,our love and best wishes
go out to all of you. x

Anonymous said...

I read that they are waiting for this member of the JSO to wake up - I hope that they will be playing him JSO music around the clock, if anything can wake him up it would be the sounds that he is used to hearing. I pray for all the members of the JSO that they know God's comfort and peace at this time

MERCÈ FITE LABAILA said...

Mis mejores deseos par su recuperación.

John Elliott said...

Our thoughts are with the jso and the member for a speedy recovery and full health, we saw the show in Liverpool, brillant. J. Elliott

Laetitia AshFord Brown said...

Thinking of you all, sending love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Will hopefully see all again in the future.

Wilkie said...

I'm so sad to hear this news. The concert in Liverpool was fantastic and Ruud played such a big part in it. My heart goes out to him and his family, also to Andre and all his orchestra. Love to all of you.
Doreen Wilkinson

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Ruud, they said my mother would never wake up - but she did after a week. Special thoughts are with you all.

Sushitsa said...

My prayers are for Rudd and his family but also for Andre and the entire company.
I pray each night for you all

truckyboy said...

Our hearts go out to John and his family at this sad time, was very sad to hear this tragic news and the JSO are a great big family, johns part in this orchestra will live on, he and the JSO will forever live in our hearts. r.i.p. dear john.
Bobby and Krassi
United Kingdom

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