Saturday, 17 November 2012

Andre Rieu Home For Christmas (music)

Huge thanks to Jasmin Stringer of Sussex Art Studio for the head's up that prompted this post - the event had completely slipped under my (apparently not so) finely tuned radar!

Famed Dutch violinist Andre Rieu is playing an atmospheric Christmas Concert in his hometown of Maastricht and the magnificent event is being broadcast to 175 cinemas across Europe - including Cineworld Eastbourne. The date is Saturday the 24th November. Rieu will take part in a live Q + A session with fans via satellite prior to the concert which will be performed in his seasonally decorated garden and in the Saint Pieter Church, just across the road. Now you might not think that someone playing a violin in his garden would be worth a continent-spanning cinema broadcast, but Rieu owns a romantic medieval castle! 

Supporting Rieu will be his own Johann Strauss Orchestra as well as The Royal Choir Society Mastreechter Staar, The Sjamaes Children's Choir and 10 year old ballerina Rosa. The two hour concert will include twenty-six holiday classics ranging from "Ave Maria" to "White Christmas". There will be snow, a horse-drawn sleigh, lights and tinsel, probably a roaring log fire, and Rieu even gets to meet Santa Claus!

Cineworld, Sat 24th Nov, 16:30.
Tickets £13.50 (£11.50 concessions). Available online, by calling 0871 200 2000 or in person at the Ticket Office.




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