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How André Rieu’s son won him over with COVID compromise

Deborah Knight
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Fans of violin virtuoso André Rieu have been given something to look forward to despite the pandemic.

André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht, a hand-selected highlight reel of Mr Rieu’s hometown concerts, will have a limited two-week run in selected cinemas next month.

However, it took the successful classical musician a while to come around to the idea of a cinema screening, he revealed to Deborah Knight.

“Everything that makes my concert beautiful … is not allowed now in the COVID period: dancing, standing up, hugging, kissing, singing.

“I remember very well when Pierre, my son came with the idea, ‘Father we are going to do your concerts in cinemas’, [I said] ‘Cinemas?! That will not work!’

“And I hear the most fantastic stories about the cinemas – the people are standing up, and clapping and dancing, exactly as in the square.”

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For participating cinemas and tickets, click HERE.

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