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1985: WDR program, Germany Mestreechter Geis. (Spirit of Maastricht)
Our oldest golden oldie!! This video from 1985, with André Rieu and the Maastricht Salon Orchestra, shows images of above and below Maastricht. The Spirit of Maastricht is our guide. Enjoy!! We like to thank the Maastricht couple Jean and Marie-Jeanne Raemaekers who sent us the video. Translation from German to English by Ineke, assisted by John. We also like to thank Han scheuermann and Kyle Craft for their contribution.
Sculpture of the Spirit of Maastricht.
You may find the lyrics of the song of the jolly Maastricht singers under Maastricht Info and “Tickets and Accomodation” at the end of the page, or click HERE.
More Golden Oldies from the year 1985. André Rieu started the Maastrichts Salon Orchestra in 1978. In the same year his first son Marc was born. At that time André was still a member of the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by his father. But he did not feel happy there. He performed with the Maastrichts Salon Orchestra for about 9 years. (The Salon Orchestra existed for nearly twenty years). André felt that he wanted more and left the Maastrichts Salon Orchestra. In 1987 he started the Johann Strauss Orchestra. To watch three more “Golden Oldies” videos of the Maastricht Salon Orchestra from 1985, click HERE to go to the page of the reborn (since 2016) Maastricht Salon Orchestra (which can be found under “JSO Spare Time” -> MSO) and scroll down the page. If you knew Susie La Petite Tonkinoise French Medley. (André wearing a gray tuxedo and Marco Bakker is the tenor).
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