CELEBRATING HIS 30TH YEAR AT THE FOREFRONT OF POPULAR MUSIC
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 beamed into cinemas across the UK in celebration of his 30th year in music.
André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert will screen via satellite in over 500 cinemas in the UK on Saturday 22nd July (7pm) and Sunday 23th July (3pm) including major multiplexes and many independent cinemas and arts centres.
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 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 his own record for music event cinema – grossing more than £1.4million at the UK box office over one weekend, more than Take That and One Direction.
Now, 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. Once again, the cinema show will be hosted by Good Morning Britain Presenter, Charlotte Hawkins.