2016 Previous items 2016 July - December.
November 29, 2016 André Rieu appeared in the BBC 1 Breakfast Today Show Click on the picture to watch the interview.
November 26, 2016. The German TV Channel ARD broadcast the ARD Advent Show Presented by Florian Silbereisen. André Rieu and the JSO performed a few musical pieces. Click on the picture.
November 25, 2016: Click on the picture. Two million “likes” on Facebook!!
Advertisement in the newspaper: This winter in the Ziggo Dome: New Year’s Concert: January 7, 2017. "For years my wife Marjorie and I played with the idea to give a special New Year's concert in the Netherlands. But I was always on tour abroad”. Rieu has changed his plans and intends to start each year with a New Year's concert in Amsterdam. A new tradition is born!
November 2016: Live streaming in Europe and Australia / Nw. Zealand by CinemaLive. Christmas with André. Click on the picture to see the introduction and the Questions and Answers. The DVD “Christmas in London” will be released on December 3.
November 16, 2016. Interview on German TV for SWR 4. Live stream. Landesschau: Baden- Württemberg. Presenter: Annette Krause. Translation by Kyle Craft/John. Click on the picture.
November 13, 2016. André and the JSO performed on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK. They played “Hallelujah” as a tribute to the Canadian poet/singer/composer Leonard Cohen, who passed away on November 11 2016, at the age of 82. Click on the picture.
October 19, 2016. Interview by Gay Byrne for RTE: Irish National TV. The Meaning of Life. The interview must have taken place in August 2016 in Maastricht. Thanks to Lorelei Hunt, who brought this program to our attention. Click on the picture.
October 13, 2016. Leute Heute (ZDF, German TV) was with André in Hollywood. Translation by Kyle Craft. Subtitles by Ruud and Ineke. Click on the picture.
October 10th 2016. André Rieu in Dancing with the Stars. ABC TV. Hollywood, California, USA. Click on the picture.
October 10th 2016 - In conversation with Alex Malley, - Sunday Night with Kerri-Anne, - Studio 10. Two Australian presenters visit André in Maastricht. One studio interview for Australian Channel TEN. Click on the picture to watch the interviews.
September / October, 2016. The concert dates for Maastricht 2017 are on André’s website now! The dates will be 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 July 2017.
September 22, 2016. Free mini concert in Maastricht, OLV plein (Our Dear Lady’s square) on September 30, 2016. For Dutch broadcasting company MAX. Live on TV, NPO 1, in the program “Time for MAX”. Click on the picture for the program.
September 22, 2016. L1 presenters Ruud and Tim called André in Argentina for a live RADIO interview by phone. Unusual subjects: André’s hairdo, And the mini TV concert for broadcasting company MAX on September 30. Click on the picture.
September 12, 2016. NDR Talk Show (German TV). André Rieu is one of the guests. Presenters: Barbara Schöneberger and Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt. Click on the picture to watch the interview with English subtitles added.
September 5th, 2016. The Josti Band (with special need people) celebrated their 50th anniversary at a sold out Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. André gave them a surprise. Click on the picture to watch a short video.
September 5th 2016: Revival of the Maastricht Salon Orchestra. Click on the picture for an interview with André and the rehearsal of the new Salon Orchestra.
Posted August 2016: Golden Oldie from 1989!! The oldest Golden Oldie of our collection: Tineke de Nooij’s TV years. Tineke de Nooij (presenter) looks back on her long TV career. From the entire program we only selected her memories with André Rieu in 1989. Thanks to Marc Rieu, who sent us the video. Click on the picture.
Posted August 2016: Another Golden Oldie from 1995, sent to us by Marc Rieu: Angela’s Challenge. Angela Groothuizen accepted a TV Challenge to have a bikers tunnel built in one day, in a Limburg town near Maastricht. André Rieu was taking a bath when Angela called him to invite him to open the tunnel. Click on the picture.
July 31st 2016: Carmen Monarcha and Octavio Augusto Oliviera were married in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Help Carmen to realize her new CD project AMORE. Click on the picture to see more photos, thanks to Rudolfo Schneider.
on July 23 and 24, 2016: The CinemaLive satellite streaming of the Maastricht concert was shown in many cinemas in Europe. At Ruud and Ineke’s home town The Hague in the Netherlands, something special happened! Click on the picture to watch a video.
July 2016. Adele Geritzen created a lovely photo show of the Maastricht 2016 rehearsal and concert. It’s under fan photo shows part 10, or click on the picture to the right.
On Thursday July 14, 2016, Laura Engel performed a solo concert titled: "Laura, a life in song". Venue: the Open Air Theatre of Valkenburg! It was a show with a big variety of songs, from Latin to classical to musicals, and everything in between. Laura was accompanied in this new adventure by the band 'The Latin Breeze'. Click on the picture.
On June 26, 2016, the Lift-Off percussion and entertainment group of the Falize family performed a great concert in Heerlen, Limburg: “Dreaming the globe in 80 beats”. New and refreshing was the combination of world music and the lyrics by comedian Raymond Clement with Marcel’s personal anecdotes of traveling the world with the JSO. Click on the picture.
December 17, 2016. From André Rieu’s official website. Important announcement. Dear fans, It is with great regret that André Rieu has to postpone tonight's Nottingham concert due to a member of the Johann Strauss Orchestra having a heart attack this morning.The musician has been taken to hospital but unfortunately his condition remains critical. We are deeply saddened and thank you for your understanding in this difficult moment. Our heartfelt feelings are with our colleague and his family.
Update Dec.18: André Rieu cancels all concerts of the British tour. “We are all together waiting for him to wake up. Everyone is too upset to continue playing”. Click HERE to read an article from the Limburg Paper in the Harmony Parlor.
Update Dec. 20: André is totally devastated. Ruud and his family will return home tomorrow to a Maastricht hospital. Unfortunately the doctors have little or no hope he will wake-up again… Click on the picture to watch a short video broadcast by the Dutch program ‘Shownieuws’ on December 19.
December 22, 2016. In Memoriam: Ruud Merx On December 17, 2016, during the tour of André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra through Ireland and the United Kingdom, his trombone player Ruud Merx (47) was struck by a severe heart attack in his sleep at night. Immediately he was hospitalized in Leeds. The maestro and the members of the Johann Strauss Orchestra were devastated and could not perform anymore. Ruud did not wake up from his coma and André canceled the remaining 6 concerts of the tour. André had the family flown in and later on he had them flown back with Ruud to Maastricht. The fans were also upset, posted comments and a thread of Candles of Hope on Facebook. Today, December 22, we received the sad message that Ruud passed away in the Maastricht hospital. Our sincere condolences go to Lin, Oscar, Lisa and the family. Also to André Rieu and the orchestra for their devastating loss.   Farewell Ruud, you will be missed!!   Rest in Peace. Click HERE to read an article from the Limburg paper in the Harmony Parlor.
December 21st 2016. Sterren Surprise (Star surprise) Dutch TV Channel SBS6 presented a “Make a wish” program around Christmas. Click on the picture.
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