He is known for his energetic and spell-binding live performances, as well as amassing over 40 million album and DVD sales worldwide, and now the world’s leading pop classical artist, André Rieu, has announced his annual Maastricht concert will once again be screening across Australia at EVENT Cinemas in celebration of his 30th year in music on the 29th and 30th July – 2pm.
The Dutch violinist is one of the world’s highest-grossing touring artists, and every year performs a very special concert in his hometown of Maastricht to tens of thousands who travel from all over the globe, including Australia, to experience one of the most emotionally engulfing live music experiences possible, set against the back-drop of the equally as elegant medieval town square.
The Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, with his famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.
Last year, André Rieu’s Maastricht concert broke André’s own record for music event cinema in Australia – grossing more than $1.4million at the box office over one weekend, and coming in at #3 at the Box Office for that weekend, only behind Jason Bourne and Star Trek Beyond.
The Maastricht concert in 2017 will hold extra special significance, as it marks 30 years since André formed the Johann Strauss Orchestra, who have come to be as much family to him as some of the most talented musicians anyone could share the stage with.Australia’s own Richard Wilkins will host the cinema event for Australian audiences.
On the cinema shows and his 30th Anniversary of performing with the Johann Strauss Orchestra, André said, “When I founded the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987, there were only twelve orchestra members – now there are more than 60 people on stage! Although a lot has changed, there is one thing which has never changed: the joy of playing together, whether in a small group or a big orchestra. We are so much looking forward to bringing this joy again this year to your cinema in July. The program will be very diverse, reflecting this special anniversary. I do hope you will all join us for an unforgettable, magical evening brought to you from my romantic hometown Maastricht.”
Book your tickets now to André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert at eventcinemas.com.au or at the box office.