201118, Sydney: Andre Rieu in Sydney. Foto: Marcel van Hoorn.

One of the world’s most popular musical artists – Dutch violinist, conductor and entertainer André Rieu – has announced that his 2019 Maastricht concert will screen in more than 120 cinemas nationally across Australia on the weekend of July 27-28, as well as Sydney’s iconic State Theatre (Sunday, July 28 only).

André’s hometown concerts this year will be themed as a dedication to the waltz – the dance that helped launch his career more than three decades ago. André’s hugely popular Maastricht summer concert series is staged in the historic town’s atmospheric medieval square – the Vrijthof – where the Maestro will perform with his 60-
piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, who have toured the world with him for over thirty years, plus a cast of over 100 dancers, as well as special guests, renowned sopranos and his
Platin Tenors.

The concert in cinemas will take audiences behind-the-scenes and feature an exclusive stage-side interview with André, and there are always some surprises.

The majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André Rieu throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. When he performed with a
salon orchestra as a violin student, the Maestro says the first waltz he played was a revelation and he was immediately spellbound.
Waltzes have starred in André’s work ever since.

From an international football match at Amsterdam stadium in 1995, when André filled the half-time interval with the performance of a classic waltz, to his Maastricht concerts of 2011, where André premiered ‘And The Waltz Goes On’, composed by Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. André has composed
many waltzes and since 1987, he and his Johann Strauss Orchestra have been delighting audiences all over the world with their magnificent renditions of classic waltzes.

André says: “Once again I am delighted to welcome fans from Australia and New Zealand into my hometown of Maastricht, via their cinema screens in 2019! It is a magical way of seeing what for me every year is a wonderful occasion! This year will be extra special –performing the music of my heart: the Waltz. Come and join us for “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and many more surprises, some of which we will reveal during the weeks to come! I want everyone to be waltzing in the cinema aisles!’



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