Every summer André Rieu, the King of Waltz, presents a series of open-air concerts in his hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
With more than 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, this year is different. With large concerts cancelled due to social distancing restrictions, André will bring Maastricht to them in a one-off throwback cinema spectacular.
André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht – Together In Music can be enjoyed from the comfort of the local cinema.
Featuring performances from André’s 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 more than 500 cinemas around the UK from Friday September 18 through to Thursday October 15.
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 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.
“Since 2005, my Johann Strauss Orchestra and I have been very proud to welcome more than a million visitors from the whole world to my beautiful hometown Maastricht,” said Andre.
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.”
André Rieu is one of the biggest classical music artist in the world.
With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and selling more than 700,000 tickets each year, it’s no wonder he has been dubbed ‘the maestro of the masses’ by the New York Times.