Dutch master violinist André Rieu has been immersed in music almost since birth. His father was an orchestra conductor and the beauty of classical music drew him in. Now that he tours the globe with his own orchestra he has thrown some twists into the usual classical music program. His orchestra is typically filled with young people who are encouraged to sway, clap and stomp along with the music. That makes his shows less intimidating for the less serious classical music fan. This is a man who dreams of making classical music accessible for everyone.
While Rieu’s favourites tend to be waltzes his shows include much more than that style. He will play songs from all the masters (Strauss, Chopin, Mozart, etc.) and composes his own originals as well.
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-Show Time: 7:00 p.m.