Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
1:47 PM 18th September 2020

Andre Rieu Is Coming To Your Local Cinema

Every summer André Rieu, the King of Waltz, presents a series of open-air concerts in his beautiful hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands. With over 150,000 fans flocking from all corners of the world to watch him perform, it really is a highlight of the summer music calendar, filled with emotion, joy, and of course dancing.

However, 2020 is different. With large concerts cancelled due to social distancing restrictions, André will bring Maastricht to them in a one-off throwback cinema spectacular.

This Autumn, you are invited to enjoy André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht – Together In Music from the comfort of your local cinema. Featuring performances from André’s legendary summer Maastricht concerts with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, it is a special moment for fans to celebrate and remind us what brings us together – music and friendship.

André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht – Together In Music will screen in over 500 cinemas around the UK from 18th September through to 15th October.

Hosted by ITV’s Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, André will talk about his favourite memories from Maastricht in an exclusive interview filmed in the city’s famous Vrijthof Square. He will also take the occasion to reflect on his own personal experience in isolation, and what it means for him as a father and grandfather.

André commented:
“Since 2005, my Johann Strauss Orchestra and I have been very proud to welcome more than 1 million visitors from the whole world to my beautiful hometown Maastricht. This year COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our beloved fans, musicians, team and audiences, all part of the big “André-Rieu-Family”. Even if we cannot celebrate together LIVE this year – we should still celebrate! Therefore I am very happy and proud to share our greatest Maastricht moments with you this summer in cinemas all around the world!”

Through an incredible life with unparalleled achievement, the world-renowned violinist André Rieu is the biggest Classical Music artist in the world right now. With over 40 million records sold worldwide and selling over 700,000 tickets each year, it’s no wonder he has been dubbed ‘the maestro of the masses’ by the New York Times.

If you have seen Andre and his Orchestra at Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester Arena's you will know what an entertaining and enjoyable night out is concerts are.