SEPTEMBER 2009 GUESTBOOK Andre Rieu Fans and Friends


                      
            
   

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                          André Rieu Fans and Friends Where News and Andre's Music
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  • September 1, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    HA! Love the little hearts!What a way to start a new month. Great picture Jeanine Ann! Happy September everyone. I hope we all will remember to keep in our prayers & thoughts, all those affected by these fires in California & the hurricane heading for Mexico. This is not a good time for these people.
  • September 1, 2009 Marguerite wrote:
    Love the picture & the collage for September. You do a great job each month keeping us fans informed of all of Andre's happenings. Thanks & God Bless
    1. September 1, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Thanks Marguerite.  So glad you enjoy the blog.  Big hugs

      1. September 1, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        New message from Andre on Twitter!  Another interview!!??  See Daily Rieu page.

        1. September 2, 2009 Shirley wrote:
          huh.... I'd like to interview him!
          1. September 2, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

            Who??!!

  • September 1, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
    I love the entry photo for this month Jeanine Ann, nice job! It's wonderful!

    I would love to wish everyone a good September. It's not starting well for some and my thoughts and prayers go out to those who are affected by weather and fires.
    I can feel a hint of fall in the air, although it's still warm here. Not as warm as it was, thank goodness.
    I wish you all a very happy September.
  • September 1, 2009 Jill wrote:
    It's the first day of Spring here in Australia today and only 6 weeks till Andre arrives again.
    So, it's a good day. Happy Septenber everyone.
    1. September 3, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      First day of spring? That sounds nice. We're only about 2weeks away from autumn, give or take a few days, I think it's the 22nd this year. Soon we'll be having those falling leaves.I love Fall, if Winter didn't soon follow. Have you seen Helmut yet? I'll be looking forward to hearing how Andre's concerts go in Australia this year, minus the castle setup. Happy September to you & happy concerts too.
      1. September 3, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Photo of the day!












      2. September 3, 2009 Jill wrote:
        Thanks Shirley
        Helmut is still three weeks away,the build up of excitement is overwhelming I must say. I see him on the 26th and 27th, if I haven't collapsed by then.
        Then I have three weeks to come back to earth before Andre on the 18th October.
        The 'castle' will be a hard act to follow, but will be nice to have 'just a concert'too, without the distraction of the amazing set and hundreds of people on stage.

        1. September 3, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
          Jill, I just ordered his Time To Swing from Australia.  Wish I was there to go to the concerts! 

          Enjoy the lead up and show.

          1. September 3, 2009 Jill wrote:
            Thanks Sally - I'm not sure if it's enjoyable, or major stress.
            I'm already worrying about missing the train, the bus breaking down, the sky falling in etc etc
          2. September 4, 2009 Shirley wrote:
            Sally, you would enjoy The Crooners too.Wouldn't it be neat if he would sometimes be a guest with Andre? I think we may even have convinced Reuben of NZ to give Helmut a try.
            1. September 4, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

              I am almost afraid to say this but who is Helmut Loti?  I see his name so much and don't know him.

              1. September 4, 2009 Shirley wrote:
                I sent you a link.
              2. September 4, 2009 Jill wrote:
                Jeanine Anne, he's God's gift to women...
                1. September 5, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

                  Hi Jill, you are speaking of Andre, correct!!!!   : )    Hugs to you

              3. September 14, 2009 lyn wrote:
                OH DEAR YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING. HELMUT LOTTI IS GORGEOUS, HAS BEAUTIFUL VOICE, PERSONALITY, GREAT SMILE. ABSOLUTELY A "DREAM"
          3. September 4, 2009 Jill wrote:
            Sally, wait till you see and hear what he does with 'Fever', definitely a 'wow' moment.
            I wish you were here to come to the concerts too.
            1. September 5, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
              OH MY...that made me want to see it NOW! 
        2. September 14, 2009 lyn wrote:
          HELMUT IS GORGEOUS!!!!! SADLY HE IS NOT COMING TO ADELAIDE. BOO HOO!
          1. September 14, 2009 Jill wrote:
            Hi Lyn
            Could you go to Canberra or Melbourne?
  • September 2, 2009 Jeff Rubino wrote:
    Hey guys!!!
    I cant wait for the new dvd to come out!! Also, has anyone heard anything about 2010 USA tour??? I havent and its getting late!!!!! I talked with PBS and NHPTV and the managers told them he might not be comming up this way this year I hope he does!!!
    Thanks
    take care guys
    -Jeff
    1. September 2, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Hi Jeff, I hope that is not a bad sign. : (

  • September 2, 2009 jeff rubino wrote:
    Hey Jeanine Ann,
    I know, its starting to worry me!! I wish he would come for a christmas concert though!
    take care
    -Jeff
    1. September 4, 2009 Marilyn Smith wrote:
      Hi everyone,
      Didn't someone say that André had a concert scheduled in I think it was Phoenix in early Dec. 2010. I remember thinking that since Phoenix was at the end of his western 2009 tour, that meant he should be back in Portland, Oregon in late Nov 2010. It sounded like the concert was definitely scheduled.
  • September 4, 2009 Virginia wrote:
    Well, call me frivolous but I just ordered tickets for the first Sunday in Maastricht. As the weekend is essentially sold out, thirty minutes after the site opened, I may see if I can get better ones on another weekend but decided to play it safe. I guess there would be no problem selling them if I wanted to go another weekend instead. I have the feeling it will be three weekends if the Vrijthof allows it. Now it's 4:30 a.m. and I have to go to work this morning. What won't we do for Andre?
    1. September 4, 2009 Moderator Grayeme wrote:
      Oh Dear, Virginia..you are "frivolous".
      1. September 4, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Virginia, I would call you Lucky!!

    2. September 4, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      "frivolous" sounds so much more fun than "frugal" Besides I've always heard "gather ye rosebuds while ye may".
      So do it while you can & enjoy!
  • September 4, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    I like to come into the guestbook from the top, just to look at the Septmeber picture again. I just finished listening, (again)to You'll Never Walk Alone. That is such a soothing cd,like it gives your brain such a gentle massage. Talk about stress relief!good for a lazy rainy day.
  • September 4, 2009 Virginia wrote:
    Jeanine, to answer your question, Helmut Lotti is a singer, sings popular songs and a little light classical. He can make himself sound just like Elvis. I have followed him off for many years. I probably wouldn't travel overseas especially to see him but I would go see him if he were here in my area. He writes some of his own lyrics which can be pretty bad -- I remember one song about his daughter and "butterflies with their wings flapping." I guess they do flap their wings but somehow I don't think if it that way. But I do like him.
  • September 4, 2009 Webmaster sally wrote:
    I must show you the Beauty Terezie has shared with me.... have a look

    With camera in the landscape around the confluence of the Vltava and Labe
    1. September 4, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Thank you so much for sharing this. There is so much to look at. I plan to go back later & look some more. Thank Terezie for me.
    2. September 4, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
      Very interesting and beautiful. There are so many interesting places on this earth, how would one ever be able to see it all?
      Thanks Sally for sharing with us, and thank Terezie for sharing also!
  • September 4, 2009 Marilyn Smith wrote:
    I am still not able to see the Daily Rieu along the left hand side of the Blog. I wasn't having any trouble a few weeks ago, but all of a sudden, it wasn't there. Any ideas, anyone?
    1. September 5, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Hi Marilyn, try the Daily Rieu now.  I moved it up.  I will be making a new one for Sept./Oct.  Just been a little busy  : )

      As for Phoenix, I saw that someplace also in passing and thought that is good news but I cannot confirm anything.  Does someone out there know anything?   Hugs to you

  • September 5, 2009 Marilyn Smith wrote:
    Thanks, Jeanine. Now I can see it. I know you are always trying hard to get information to us and I really appreciate it.

    Was it Al who said that there was a scheduled concert in Phoenix. I think
    the date was 12/10/10 or something like
    that. I thought fantastic, that should mean he was coming to the northwest.

    Have a great weekend. It is finally pouring here. We really need the rain.

    1. September 5, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
      HI Marilyn,    At the Meet & Greet in Phoenix, we spoke with a few of the JSO and they told us December 2010 they would return to Phoenix.  Of course, schedules change, but we are hoping they do.  It was a fantastic M&G plus Concert.
  • September 5, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    This is another traditional holiday for Americans, Labor Day weekend.
    I guess we always see it as an end to summer, that last chance for a summer fling.
    As we have rain forecast for our area it may be a washout anyway, but for those who
    get out & about I hope you have fun & stay safe.
    Have a great weekend everyone.
    1. September 5, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
      Same to you Shirley, Enjoy.

      (hope everyone can stay off the crowded roads)
  • September 5, 2009 Moderator Prudence wrote:

    A look at the Southern California Wildfire

    Wildfires in Southern California


    1. September 5, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Another message and photo from Andre on Twitter.  See Daily Rieu page!!

    2. September 9, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      OMG! I just now looked at these pictures. Those are awesome. I knew the fire was bad but didn't realize how bad. The firefighters are the real heroes. To think that someone would start a fire on purpose is just beyond my understanding. Last I heard the fires were pretty much under control, at least I hope so.
  • September 6, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    Sunday,September 6,2009
    Happy Australian Father's Day!

  • September 7, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    At the Amsterdam concert from Twitter.





    Together with André&Corry, famous Dutch comedians. I loved working with them.








  • September 7, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:


    Happy Labor Day!












    1. September 7, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      That's a real picker-upper! Thanks Jeanine Ann. Today is when we celebrate the achievements of America's workers. That means parades, barbeques and relaxation.
      Unfortunately, millions of Americans are out of work. That is surely weighing on their minds.
      But we've been there before,maybe not this generation, so it may be a little bit harder on them, but we are a resilient lot.

      1. September 7, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
        Those of us who have jobs should always be thankful, for there are those who need jobs desperately and cannot get them for many reasons, especially in this economy.
        I find myself complaining about being tired, over-worked, and just wish many times that I didn't have to work so hard.
        I then sit back and think that I should be grateful for the work that I do have because so many are out of work. Then it seems that I don't mind my work afterall, I am grateful to be helping others and making the workplace run smoother and actually making things easier for so many people.

        I worked this Labor Day, as usual, and was happy that I "celebrated" with my labor.
        Thank you Shirley for your Labor Day thoughts, I think all who were able to celebrate a holiday, deserved their happiness.
        I too, think that we are resilient in many ways. We may get down at times, but with the true nature of mankind, we always seem to bounce back even stronger than ever.
        Take care everyone.
  • September 8, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:


    Beautiful photo of the day from Twitter.



    Ivan is here today! He is growing so fast...




    1. September 8, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      This just touches down deep in the heart doesn't it?
    2. September 8, 2009 Jill wrote:
      This is just the most beautiful photo.
    3. September 9, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
      This photo is really precious.
  • September 8, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    Another beautiful photo of the day from Amsterdam!








  • September 8, 2009 john wyburn wrote:
    my birthday is sept 7th, went to see andre this year in mass had a great weekend .thanks john


    1. September 8, 2009 Moderator Prudence wrote:
      Happy Belated Birthday John
      You are now added to our list.


      1. September 8, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Sally - Jeanine Ann did add the photo but thought it was so beautiful she put it on the Guestbook page first and then forgot to put it on the Daily Rieu page.  : )

  • September 8, 2009 WT wrote:

    I have been enjoying Andre Rieus orchestra playing Ravels Bolero on You Tube but I cannot find out what dvd it was taken from. I purchased the dvd Life is beautiful and Bolero is played at A DIFFERENT SITE. pLEASE HELP!


    1. September 8, 2009 Jill wrote:
      I know Bolero is on a couple of Andre's DVDs. One I'm sure of is Live in Australia.
    2. September 9, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
      I believe it's also played on the dvd "La Vie Est Belle".
  • September 10, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    I love to read cute little cartoons in the papers.I loved these two.#1. Frank & Ernest are in this cafe named Marge & Tina's Cafe. Frank tells the waitresses," I,M ON A DIET,SO DON'T FRY FOR ME MARGE AND TINA"., THEN #2, A tree surgeon is telling the housewife, "I,ve thouroughly examined your ginko tree, Mrs T. She says"why is it's bark peeling? Does it have a disease"? Tree surgeon says "Not to worry- it's bark is worse than it's blight"!
    Now didn't that make you smile, or at least groan?
    1. September 10, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        
                                   TICKET ALERT


      For all fans going to Maastricht - tickets are now being sold for the first weekend of the concert.  Seems like the tickets bought last week were for the second weekend.
      The dates are July 10, 11, 12

      The tickets are open now at       Ticketservice.nl

      1. September 10, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:


        Sally if you are around could you please finish the entry I just started.  It has important info.  I am at Starbucks and my email will not work.  Link is on page.
        Thanks much

    2. September 10, 2009 Marguerite wrote:
      INNER PEACE

      IF YOU CAN START THE DAY WITHOUT CAFFEINE. IF YOU CAN RESIST COMPLAINING AND BORING PEOPLE WITH YOUR TROUBLES. IF YOU TAKE CRITICISM AND BLAME WITHOUT RESINTMENT. IF YOU CAN CONQUER TENSION WITHOUT MEDICAL HELP. IF YOU CAN RELAX WITHOUT LIQUOR,

      THEN YOU MUST BE LISTENING OR WATCHING
      ANDRE RIEU & HIS CALMING MUSIC.
      1. September 24, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
        This is an enlightening piece! Music certainly does act on the mind, body and sprit. Andre's soothing music is good for the soul. Thanks for sharing.

        Love Grace
        xoxo
    3. September 10, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
      A smile! See!
      You always make me smile Shirley.
    4. September 14, 2009 Judith wrote:
      Ah Shirley, I just loved it ~ you know my cents of humor. By the way, I just stumbled onto this site today? guess my mojo ain't workin? or plugged up? Another comment please: just yesterday, I caught a PBS of Daniel O'Donnell.I was very impressed with this man. Nice voice ~ (anybody think he sounds a bit like Bobby Vinton???), also I really enjoyed that when PBS had their breaks,
      they had mini interviews with Daniel, and like myself, was able to learn about this 'new' artist to me, thanks for listening.
      1. September 14, 2009 Shirley wrote:
        Hi Judith! Daniel O'Donnell huh? Well glory be! yep, there are several of us who like Daniel too. He comes to my neck of the woods quite freqently haha. Been to a few concerts. He's really Mr Nice Guy!
      2. September 14, 2009 Jill wrote:
        Hi Judith
        Andre, Helmut and Daniel seem like a trio to me. Everybody who likes one of them seems to like the other two as well ............I guess we all just have exceptional taste.
        Daniel is just fabulous to see live. He stays on stage at least three hours, tells very funny and always clean jokes and creates a real sing-a-long party atmosphere. After the show he comes and talks to anyone that wants to meet him. He's just the nicest man.
  • September 12, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:


    Maastricht was liberated 65 years ago. Today I had the honor inviting some of those heroes for a dinner.

         
                                    

                      





    This photo will be showing on "The Daily Rieu" page also.


    1. September 12, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      This is very fitting and a very nice thing for Andre to do because it was on September 14, 1944, that Maastricht was the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces during World War II. For him to take time out of his very busy schedule to honor these people is much appreciated by all his fans and I'm sure by those who were there. Thank you Andre.
      1. September 12, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Is anyone watching Glenn Beck right now!!  He is anchoring the 9/12 Project from New York.  The people are gathering in Washington, D.C.  Check it out.

    2. September 12, 2009 Webmaster Sally wrote:

      Look at all those HEROES. They traveled half way around the world to bring Freedom to the Dutch. As Marjorie wrote, "They Came To Save Us". May God Bless Them All


  • September 12, 2009 Virginia Baker wrote:
    Good day today. Weather is rainy and gloomy but in the mail were tickets for Maastrict weekend of 16th, Maastricht DVD, and medicine for Johann Strauss (Joey) and Benny. Joey has "rodent mouth" which it turns out is not caused by rodents but is an eosinophilic ulcer on his mouth. Vets used to think it came from rodents thus the name. He looks as if he has a really fat lip. Benny has itchy, scabby spots on his skin. So both get prednisone for awhile. Andre really fouled us up by making the second weekend the first weekend. Some people have reserved for 15th onward so everyone is scrambling. Our hotel shows full on their calendar but in an email I was told that we can probably have our rooms again in 2010. Not confirmed yet though. I like things settled so I can forget about then and go about my business. At least I know what I will be watching tonight.
    1. September 12, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:

      so when is the first concert? how do you know?


      1. September 12, 2009 Virginia wrote:
        I meant the two weekends we know about--weekend of the 9th and 16th. Hopefully if there is a third weekend it will be the one after the 16th but we don't know that so everyone's hotel reservations are subject to change. As two weekends are only one more concert than last year I suppose it's likely he'll add another weekend.
        1. September 12, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:

          never heard of the weekend of the 9th! that is new to me, looks like to so many others.


      2. September 12, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        I think the first concert would be the 9th of July. 

        1. September 12, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:

          it is not  on his site, so you don't even know to order the tickets.


          1. September 12, 2009 Virginia wrote:
            It's not a new problem. His site has always been slow to post and most people already have tickets by the times the dates are on his site. It was posted right here in the guestbook that tickets were on sale even though it is not listed on his site. Fine with me, as gives us a chance to get in first. Actually I am not going to this "first" weekend. I have tickets for what at the moment is the second weekend. Like most everyone else I assumed that the other weekends would follow. I am hoping that the third weekend will be the 23rd, not July 2. I have asked hotel for 16th to 26th and am going to leave it that way. If no concert my second weekend will find something to do I'm sure. Maastrict is a beautiful city and can spend a relaxing week exploring. Keep checking the theater and Ticketmaster.
          2. September 12, 2009 Virginia wrote:
            Remember how we all scramble around trying to find out when concerts are? For whatever reason Andre's site is the last place to rely on because fans already have their tickets by the time his site publishes the dates. Keep checking Maastricht theater or Ticketmaster. It was right here in the guestbook that tickets for the 9th were on sale, days ago, and still no appearance on Andre's site.
            1. September 12, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

               
              Vr, 09/07/10
              21.30 uur
              ANDRE RIEU OP HET VRIJTHOF Het Vrijthof Nederland Tickets kopen
              Za, 10/07/10
              21.30 uur
              ANDRE RIEU OP HET VRIJTHOF Het Vrijthof Nederland Tickets kopen
              Zo, 11/07/10
              21.30 uur
              ANDRE RIEU OP HET VRIJTHOF Het Vrijthof Nederland Tickets kopen
              Vr, 16/07/10
              21.30 uur
              ANDRE RIEU OP HET VRIJTHOF Het Vrijthof Nederland Tickets kopen
              Za, 17/07/10
              21.30 uur
              ANDRE RIEU OP HET VRIJTHOF Het Vrijthof Nederland Tickets kopen
              Zo, 18/07/10
              21.30 uur
              ANDRE RIEU OP HET VRIJTHOF Het Vrijthof Nederland Tickets kopen


              You must go in and search for tickets.  At the top of the page (ticketservice.nl) you will see Andre's photo.  When you see the picture click on where it says "search tickets" or "Zoek Tickets" (Dutch)

            2. September 12, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:

              thanks virginia!


              1. September 12, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:


        2. September 12, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

          However, I do want to add that if Andre adds a third weekend I have no idea if it would be before the 9th or after the second weekend.

          1. September 12, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

            Piano if you go to ticketservice.nl  you will see the dates listed beginning with the 9th. 

          2. September 12, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:

            i have not seen the confirmation of the first weekend anywhere, nor have i seen any possibility or address to order any of the tickets, have you?


    2. September 13, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      I haven't heard of "rodent mouth" before. Your poor kitties.Our Jazz has suddenly developed a different sounding meow, it's real hoarse like, whereas she usually has a very normal meow. She's not due for her shots til next month. She seems to be eating ok so not really sure what might cause that. She's an inside-outsider too. As for the concerts, wonder why they did them like this? Seems like it would be very confusing for a lot of people. At least you got your tickets.
      1. September 13, 2009 Virginia wrote:
        I hadn't either. He doesn't act as if it bothers him much. Yes,concert dates are confusing. Left our dates as they were and hope we get another concert the following weekend. If not we'd better start researching to find things to do in the area. Don't know how I feel about the new indoor set in case of rain. Sounds like mass confusion to me. I doubt the audience configuration can be exactly the same. (Hopefully I'm wrong). Can see people fighting over seats. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Had thought of going to Brazil instead of Maastricht, but I heard he will speak Portuguese which I really don't understand. At least in Dutch and German I can get some of what he is saying.
    3. September 17, 2009 KATI wrote:
      YOU NEVER MENTIONED HOW WAS THE NEW DVD?? WE ARE WAITING FOR OURS, MAYBE THIS WEEKEND PROGRAM?
      1. September 17, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Hi Kati, I haven't had a chance to watch it with my Brother-In-Law in the hospital.  I will watch this weekend.  It should be beautiful!

        1. September 17, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

          Two new messages with photos from Andre in Heidelberg.  See Daily Rieu page!!

        2. September 17, 2009 KATI wrote:
          I THOUGT VIRGINIA WILL WATCH IT. I KNOW, VERY BUSY. WE HOPE TO HEAR SOME GREAT NEWS!
  • September 14, 2009 Moderator Prudence wrote:



    A Musical Smile for our Morning





  • September 15, 2009 Jill wrote:
    I MUST SURELY BE DREAMING BUT I'VE JUST RECEIVED 'THE' PHONE CALL TELLING ME I'VE WON A BACK STAGE PASS TO MEET HELMUT LOTTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'M JUST ABOUT BESIDE MYSELF. WHATEVER AM I GOING TO SAY TO HIM? I HOPE HE'S A CHATTERBOX, BECAUSE I'M SURE I'LL BE SPEECHLESS.
    APPARENTLY SOMEONE WILL BE WAITING AT THE FRONT OF THE STAGE AT INTERVAL TO PICK THE 7 WINNERS UP - THEY'LL BE PICKING ME UP OFF THE FLOOR IF I FEEL ANYTHING LIKE I FEEL AT THIS MOMENT...
    OH MY - WHAT A 'WOW' MOMENT THIS IS SHIRLEY.
    GRAYEME, ARE YOU THERE?

    1. September 15, 2009 Moderator Grayeme wrote:
      How "FANTASTIC" Jill.!!!.....I am honestly beside myself in excitement for you...it is great that someone in "THE GANG" is getting to meet Helmut.  This will be one of those "Life Moments" for you...so enjoy it to the fullest.  Hopefully I will hold up the Brisbane end of the "Gang".  So thrilled for you..."CONGRATULATIONS"
    2. September 15, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Jill I am just so excited for you!!! You could tell him what I told Daniel, "I've been waiting all my life to meet you"! I think you will be just fine & I am so happy for you.You better e-mail me a picture!
    3. September 15, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Hey Jill - congratulations!!!  You will have a wonderful time!  I remember when I met Andre in April - I had all these words stored up in my head and when I shook his hand (three times) all I could say was "hello Andre" isn't that dumb?  We even got to eat with him and the group although we were not allowed to both him while he ate we were able to go over and talk with the JSO if we wished.  I took two photos of him at his table and that was it.  It was like I was glued to my chair.  Then when I decided to get some food after the concert (when we had our photo taken with Andre) did he walk over to our table to talk with us and I froze right in the middle of the floor and went back to my seat. But I did get to talk to him about my violin lessons.  It is strange but it is like you are in a state of shock and nothing comes out of your mouth.  Of course I was just about melting when I got to stand beside him for a photo.  I am always one who is cold but that night I was absolutely so warm that my hair was damp and sticking to my head.  My husband asked what was wrong with me.  I was terrible nervous though.

      You will do fine Jill and I am really so happy for you.  Thanks for sharing this news although I don't see how you could not share!!  : )  Big hugs to you

      1. September 15, 2009 Jill wrote:
        Thanks Jeanine Ann. I remember reading your report and enjoying your photo. It's all taken on a dreamlike quality this morning.
        Oh my.
    4. September 15, 2009 Webmaster Sally wrote:
      OH MY !!! MY Heart is pounding and it isn't even me... I am just so excited for you. Jill, I am so happy you won this. You have to take something for him to sign, a Program, a CD, a DVD, something....and of course,,,,he does the kiss! This is terrific! We want to know all about it ASAP.
      1. September 15, 2009 Jill wrote:
        Sally the chap who rang me said to bring a camera and something for Helmut to sign. I have an old autograph book from my teens when I was obsessively collecting autographs. There is a spare page next to Roy Orbison's that I've saved for 'someone special'. I think this is definitely the time to use it, don't you?
        I'm rather hoping for the Belgium style 3 kisses............goodness!
    5. September 16, 2009 Marie Pope wrote:
      Congratulations Jill,
      You must be over the moon, going to meet Helmut. I am going to see him at the Gold Cost Convention Centre (front row seats) I don't know whether they have drawn the winners yet for this concert, but will keep my fingers crossed.

      Cheers
      Marie
      1. September 16, 2009 Jill wrote:
        I remember you saying you had the front row seats Marie. That was lucky.
        Ovation have the winners listed on their website today and they sent me this message today, maybe they sent it to you too?

        WATCH OUT FOR...
        Helmut Lotti will be performing on Mornings with Kerri-Anne on Channel 9 on Tuesday 22nd September!
  • September 15, 2009 Judith wrote:
    YIP-EEEE, YIP-EEEEEE, OMG, OMG, JILL, I
    am totally excited for 'you', I've got
    goose bumps, a big smile on my face and sooo "happy for you" and this wonderful news of getting this opportunity to see
    "Helmut" up close and personal. WOWEEEE,
    I can't believe I am out of words, my two fingers that do the typing are actually trembling (hee-hee). Way to go girl, CONGRATULATIONS!!! What more can I say? I am so very happy for you! You
    will shine that day, enjoy that moment, and come back and share all your happiness with us. GO JILL ~ GO JILL !!!
    1. September 15, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Another message and photo from Andre in Heidelberg!  See Daily Rieu page

    2. September 15, 2009 Jill wrote:
      Thanks Judith. It all seems to have taken on a sense of unreality today.I feel like it's happening to someone else and I'm just watching.
      I keep trying to imagine what he'll be like to talk to, but can't.
  • September 15, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    A very special Happy Anniversary to Shirley and Dan - one of the sweetest couples we know.  May you have many more happy days together.  With Love



    1. September 16, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      (blushing) aw, thank you Jeanine Ann, for your kind words.I guess the song Through the Years says it all.
      1. September 16, 2009 Jill wrote:
        How many years Shirley?
        1. September 17, 2009 Shirley wrote:
          Two years to the gold.
  • September 16, 2009 Webmaster Sally wrote:

    1. September 16, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      OMG I hope I never have to accept this in place of Andre! 

  • September 16, 2009 Webmaster Sally wrote:

    What do you think of this? It is certainly no Andre Rieu !



    Toyota have unveiled a new robot that can play the violin. Albeit not particularly well.


    1. September 16, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Not in a million years! Some things are just better left alone. There ain't nothing like the real thing baby! There is certainly no emotion here at all. I don't think I'd "connect" too well with a robot.
  • September 16, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
    Shirley, well, it's late but not too late to wish you and Dan a Very Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful day! So now you can look forward to another year of bliss!
    1. September 17, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Thanks Marlene. He's a keeper.
  • September 17, 2009 Virginia wrote:
    Now I can relax (almost). Got confirmation of our little hotel in Maastricht. So, will have to keep eyes open for another concert, but at least know I have a concert ticket (18th)and a hotel room. Booked two weekends in case we get lucky for a concert the next weekend. Best bargain in Maastricht. Right on the market square over a restaurant/bar. Teeny rooms but clean, great hot water, friendly staff, free buffet breakfast and a fraction of the cost of the other hotels. As long as I have a clean room and bed and good hot shower, I'm fine. I had a little balcony big enough for two chairs overlooking the square. Hope to get the same side again but as long as I know I'm in, it's okay.
    1. September 17, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      That sounds ideal to me Virginia!
      good for you.
    2. September 17, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Hi Virginia, so glad to know you have your hotel now.  That is a relief!  I do hope you get lucky with a concert(s) that next weekend.  You will have a great time.  Really something to look forward to.  Hugs to you

  • September 17, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    Here it is, the middle of September, and around here it still looks as green as it did in the early summer. Probably due to the fact that we've had a cooler & wetter few months. Not one leaf has fallen off a tree yet, usually by the end of August everything starts to turn brown & a few leaves start falling.Very unusual, the climate changes. With Andre interested in global climates & energy, I can see why he would want to go to the North Pole. It's a planet we all share & we need to take care of it.
  • September 18, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    Another message and photo from Andre in Heidelberg.  See Daily Rieu page

  • September 18, 2009 Judith wrote:
    Hi "girls", switching topics for one second ~ did y'all happen to watch Susan Boyle on "American's Got Talent" on Wednesday evening?? She sang 'Wild Horses'. Her first CD comes out in Nov.,
    she was great, what a voice. OK, sorry, we can resume our regular comments. Many
    thanks for listening...
    1. September 18, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Hi Judith, don't be sorry. Yes, I heard her sing that. she has an incredible voice. I think I'll order her cd, I believe it's called I Dreamed A Dream, which I first heard her sing. I like her simplicity.
    2. September 18, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
      Hi Judith:  I did not watch that.  Had I known Susan Boyle was going to be on it, I would have.  What a great voice.  I hope her CD does real well. 
    3. September 18, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      I will buy her CD also.  I love her voice and I especially love the song "I Dreamed A Dream".  The only one who sings it better (in my opinion) is Michael Crawford but he is one of my favorites too.
      Hugs

  • September 18, 2009 Marisa wrote:
    Goodnight everyone. I hope you all sleep well and dream wonderful dreams.
    1. September 18, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:


      Goodnight Marisa, I hope the same for you.  Hugs

    2. September 18, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
      Thank You Marisa.  May you Dream of Waltzes and Butterflies
    3. September 19, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Thank you Marisa, although I didn't see your message until this morning, it was kind of you, and I thank you.
      I wish for you happy days & peaceful sleeps.
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    Heidelberg
    Heidelberg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As of 2006, over 140,000 people live within the city's 109 square kilometres (42 sq mi) area. Heidelberg is a unitary authority. The Rhein-Neckar-Kreis rural district surrounds and has its seat in the city, but the city itself does not form a part of it.

    Heidelberg lies on the river Neckar at the point where it leaves its narrow, steep valley in the Odenwald to flow into the Rhine valley where, 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Heidelberg, it joins the river Rhine at Mannheim. Heidelberg is part of a densely populated region known as the Rhein-Neckar-Triangle.
    History
    Approximately 1,000,000 years ago, the "Heidelberg Man", whose jaw-bone was discovered in 1907, the earliest evidence of human life in Europe, died at nearby Mauer.

    In the 5th century BC there was a Celtic fortress of refuge and place of worship on the Heiligenberg, or "Mountain of Saints". Both places can still be identified.

    In 40 AD a fort was built and occupied by the 24th Roman cohort and the 2nd Cyrenaican cohort (CCG XXIIII and CCH II CYR). The Romans built and maintained castra (permanent camps) and a signalling tower on the bank of the Neckar and built a bridge with wooden top on stone pillars across the river Neckar. The first civilian settlements would develop under the protection of the camp. The Romans remained until 260 AD, when the camp was conquered by German tribes.

    Modern Heidelberg can trace its beginnings to the 5th century when the village Bergheim ("Mountain Home") is first mentioned in documents dated to 769 AD. Bergheim now lies in the middle of modern Heidelberg.
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    In 863 AD the monastery of St. Michael was founded on the Heiligenberg inside the double rampart of the Celtic fortress, and around 1130 the Neuberg Monastery was founded in the Neckar valley. At the same time the bishopric of Worms extended its influence into the valley, founding Schönau Abbey in 1142. Modern Heidelberg can trace its roots to this monastery.

    In 1155, Heidelberg castle and its neighbouring settlement are taken over by the house of Hohenstaufen, and Conrad of Hohenstaufen becomes "Count Palatine of the Rhine" (German: Pfalzgraf bei Rhein).

    In 1195, the Palatinate passed to the House of Welf through marriage.

    The first reference to Heidelberg can be found in a document in Schönau Abbey dated to 1196. This is considered the founding date for Heidelberg.


    View of castle from town square.In 1225, Louis I, Duke of Bavaria obtained the Palatinate, and thus also the castle, which is mentioned in a document.

    In 1303, two castles are mentioned; the one located further up the mountain was destroyed in a gunpowder explosion in 1537. The palace of today was then built at the site of the lower castle. In 1356, the Counts Palatine were granted far-reaching rights in the Golden Bull in addition to becoming Electors.

    In 1386, the University of Heidelberg was founded by Rupert I, Elector Palatine. The University played a leading part in the era of humanism and reformation and the conflict between Lutheranism and Calvinism in the 15th and 16th centuries. Heidelberg's library, founded in 1421, is the oldest public library in Germany still intact. A few months after the proclamation of the 95 theses, in April 1518, Martin Luther was received in Heidelberg, to defend them.


    The siege of Heidelberg 1622In 1620, the royal crown of Bohemia was offered to the Elector, Frederick V (married to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James VI of Scotland). He became known as the "winter king", as he only reigned for one winter until the Imperial house of Habsburg regained the crown by force
    In 863 AD the monastery of St. Michael was founded on the Heiligenberg inside the double rampart of the Celtic fortress, and around 1130 the Neuberg Monastery was founded in the Neckar valley. At the same time the bishopric of Worms extended its influence into the valley, founding Schönau Abbey in 1142. Modern Heidelberg can trace its roots to this monastery.

    In 1155, Heidelberg castle and its neighbouring settlement are taken over by the house of Hohenstaufen, and Conrad of Hohenstaufen becomes "Count Palatine of the Rhine" (German: Pfalzgraf bei Rhein).

    In 1195, the Palatinate passed to the House of Welf through marriage.

    The first reference to Heidelberg can be found in a document in Schönau Abbey dated to 1196. This is considered the founding date for Heidelberg.


    View of castle from town square.In 1225, Louis I, Duke of Bavaria obtained the Palatinate, and thus also the castle, which is mentioned in a document.

    In 1303, two castles ar
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    In 1303, two castles are mentioned; the one located further up the mountain was destroyed in a gunpowder explosion in 1537. The palace of today was then built at the site of the lower castle. In 1356, the Counts Palatine were granted far-reaching rights in the Golden Bull in addition to becoming Electors.

    In 1386, the University of Heidelberg was founded by Rupert I, Elector Palatine. The University played a leading part in the era of humanism and reformation and the conflict between Lutheranism and Calvinism in the 15th and 16th centuries. Heidelberg's library, founded in 1421, is the oldest public library in Germany still intact. A few months after the proclamation of the 95 theses, in April 1518, Martin Luther was received in Heidelberg, to defend them.


    The siege of Heidelberg 1622In 1620, the royal crown of Bohemia was offered to the Elector, Frederick V (married to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James VI of Scotland). He became known as the "winter king", as he only reigned for one winter until the Imperial house of Habsburg regained the crown by force. This marked the beginning of the Thirty Years' War.

    In 1622, after a siege of two months, the armies of the Catholic League, commanded by Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, captured Heidelberg. He gave the famous Bibliotheca Palatina from the Church of the Holy Ghost to the Pope as a present. The Catholic, Bavarian branch of the house of Wittelsbach gained control over the Palatinate and the title of Prince-Elector. In 1648, at the end of the war, Frederick V's son Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, was able to recover his titles and lands.

    In order to strengthen his dynastic power, he married his daughter Liselotte to Philip I, Duke of Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV, king of France. In 1685, after the death of Charles Louis' son Elector Charles II, Louis XIV laid claim to his sister in law's inheritance. The claim was rejected, and war ensued. In 1689, city and castle were both taken by French troops, who brought about an almost total destruction in 1693.

    In 1720, religious conflicts with the citizens of Heidelberg caused the Prince-Elector Charles III Philip to transfer his residence to nearby Mannheim, where it remained until the Elector Charles Theodore became Elector of Bavaria in 1777 and established his court in Munich.

    In 1742, Elector Charles Theodore began rebuilding the Palace. In 1764, a lightning bolt destroyed other palace buildings during reconstruction, causing the work to be discontinued. Heidelberg fell to the Grand Duchy of Baden in the year 1803. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden re-founded the University, named "Ruperto-Carola" after its two founders. Notable scholars soon earned it a reputation as a "royal residence of the intellect".

    In 1810, the French revolution-emigrant Count Charles Graimberg began with the preservation of the palace ruins and the establishment of a historical collection.

    In the 18th century, the city was rebuilt in
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    the 18th century, the city was rebuilt in Baroque style on the old Gothic layout.

    In 1815, the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia formed the "Holy Alliance" in Heidelberg.

    In 1848, it was decided to have a German National Assembly in Heidelberg. In 1849, during the Palatinate-Baden rebellion, Heidelberg was the headquarters of a revolutionary army which was defeated by a Prussian army near Waghaeusel. Until 1850, the city was occupied by Prussian troops.


    Street Named in Iqbal's honour in Heidelberg, GermanyBetween 1920 and 1933, the University of Heidelberg's reputation was enhanced by a number of notable physicians (Czerny, Erb, Krehl) and humanists (Rohde, Weber, Gundolf
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    he old town
    The old town (German: Altstadt), located at the southern side of the Neckar, is long and narrow and is dominated by the ruins of the Heidelberg Castle which perches 80 metres above the Neckar on the steep, wooded side of the Königstuhl (English: King's chair or throne) hill. The Karls´gate (Karlstor) is a triumphal arch in honour of the Prince Elector Karl Theodor, located at Heidelberg's very east. It was erected from 1775 until 1781 and designed by Nicolas de Pigage. The house "Zum Ritter Sankt Georg" (Knight St. George) is one of the few buildings to survive the War of Succession. Standing across from the Church of the Holy Spirit, it was built in the style of the late Renaissance. It is named after the sculpture at the top.

    The "Marstall" was an arsenal of the Heidelberg Castle in which several different goods were stored. The 19th century building we see today was created in a neo-classical style. Since 1971, the "Marstall" has housed lecture halls of the university.

    The old bridge is a stone bridge which was erected from 1786 to 1788. There is a medieval bridge gate on the side of the old town, originally part of its town wall. Baroque tower helmets were added as part of the erection of the stone bridge in 1788.


    Historic map of the Heidelberg Castle.[edit] Heidelberg Castle
    Main article: Heidelberg Castle
    The castle is a mix of styles from Gothic to Renaissance. Prince Elector Ruprecht III (1398–1410) erected the first representative building in the inner courtyard as a regal residence. The building was divided into a ground floor made of stone and framework upper levels. Another regal building is located opposite to the Ruprecht Building: The Fountain Hall. Prince Elector Philipp (1476–1508) is said to have arranged the transfer of the hall's columns from a decayed palace of Charlemagne to Heidelberg.

    In the 16th and 17th century the Prince Electors added two representative palace buildings and turned the fortress into a castle. The two dominant buildings at the eastern and northern side of the courtyard were erected during the rule of Ottheinrich (1556–1559) and Friedrich IV (1583–1610). Under Friedrich V (1613–1619), the main building of the westside was erected, the so called "English Building".

    The castle and its garden were destroyed several times (during the 30 Years' War and the Palatine War of Succession). When Prince Elector Karl Theodor who resided in Schwetzingen tried to restore the castle, lightning struck the Castle in 1764 and ended all attempts at rebuilding. Later on, the castle was misused as a quarry - castle stones helped to build new houses in Heidelberg. This was stopped in 1800 by Count Charles de Graimberg who made any effort he could to preserve the Heidelberg Castle. In spite of its Gothic interior, it was not before 1934, that the King's Hall was added.

    Today, the hall is used for festivities, e.g. dinner banquets, balls and theatre performances. During the Heidelberg Castle Fe
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    The Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg (2 hectares), also known as the Botanischer Garten Heidelberg, is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Heidelberg. It is located at Im Neuenheimer Feld 340, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; portions are open to the public daily except Saturday without charge.

    The garden was established in 1593 as a hortus medicus for the University of Heidelberg. As such, it is the third oldest botanical garden in Germany, but has moved seven times since its establishment. The present site was created in 1915 by Georg Albrecht Klebs and head gardner Erich Behnick. It was severely damaged in World War II but has subsequently been rebuilt.

    Today the garden contains over 14,000 plant taxa, with a primary focus on its greenhouse collections (4000 m² total area), with strengths in succulents, orchids, and bromeliads. The following 11 special collections form its core holdings:

    Aristolochiaceae
    Bromeliaceae (2854 accessions, 1145 spp.)
    Carnivorous plants
    Cycads
    Cyclanthaceae
    Mediterranean Geophytes
    Succulents of Madagascar (1501 accessions, 847 ssp.)
    Succulents of the New World (2342 accessions, 1695 spp.)
    Succulents of the Old World (3563 accessions, 2314 spp.)
    Tropical Ferns
    Tropical Orchids (4852 accessions, 3510 spp.)
    The garden's outdoor sections contains plants from bogs and heath, an alpine garden, fern ravine and inland dune, weedy vineyard, and a systematic collection. The herbarium contains over 250,000 specimens representing more than 50,000 taxa.
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    Heidelberg churches
    Church of the Holy Spirit: This church is shared between Protestant and Catholics and is one of the few buildings in Heidelberg to survive the many wars during the past centuries, being rebuilt after the French set fire to it in 1709 during the War of the Palatinian Succession. The church also has remains of the tombs and epitaphs of the past Palatinate electors. This Church stands reverently in the Marktplatz. In 1720, Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine came into conflict with the town's Protestants as a result of fully handing over the Church of the Holy Spirit to the Catholics (it had previously been split by a partition and used by both congregations). Prince Karl III Philip gave way,due to pressure for Prussia, Holland, and Sweden and repartitioned the wall. In 1936 the separating wall was removed and the church is now exclusively Protestant.

    Church of the Jesuit's: Construction of the Church of the Jesuit's (Catholic) began in 1712, and was only completed with the addition of a Bell tower from 1866 - 1872. The church is also home to the Museum für sakrale Kunst und Liturgie or Museum of Ecclesiastical Arts.

    Providence Church: This church (Protestant Evangelical) was built from 1659 to 1661. The Prince Elector of the Palatinate Karl Ludwig also gave it its name, which means “God will ensure.” The church was destroyed in 1693 from war, but was rebuilt in 1700. The north tower was added in 1717, and in the late 1800’s, the interior was redecorated in a neo-renaissance style. The oldest organ in Heidelberg was also built in this church by organ builder Matthias Burkard.

    St. Peter's Church: St. Peter's Church (Lutheran) is the oldest church in Heidelberg, and was built sometime during the 12th century, although there is no exact documentation as to when.
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    A VERY BEAUTIFUL CITY, I HOPE, A NEW DVD IS COMING FROM HEIDELBERG!? I WOULD LOVE TO SEE GERMAN PEOPLE HAVING A GREAT TIME, THEY ARE THE MASTERS FOR ONE!!
    1. September 19, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Kati, I think you are right. My husband was there in the 50's, before me or I would have been there with him. He always talked about the Oktoberfest and the
      Michaeliskirchwieh fair. He said almost the same thing, the German's sure know how to have a good time. He only saw a small part of Heidelbeg but he thought it was very beautiful.I look forward to a dvd.
      1. September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
        it does show you how great Andre's taste is. He really knows what the audience will like, and the scenery is out of this world! Not to talk about the German people singing and dancing, they do elevate the mood. Just awesome!
  • September 19, 2009 Judith wrote:
    WOW!, Excelent, fantastic, above and beyond the contributing factor!! Many "thank you's" to Kati ~ not only is this the BEST FAN SITE where we all gather our news about Andre and the JSO,
    but we now get an "EXCELENT" education on Heidelberg. Again, Kati, thank you for all that tedious typing. Very, very
    informative, educational, piece of History. (just wished my pc's printer was working, would have loved to get a hard copy, so I could read and re-read)
    You are truly amazing Kati!
    1. September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
      THANKS JUDITH!
      I HAVE BEEN THERE FEW TIMES, MY HUSBAND WENT TO THEIR UNIVERSITY. TRULY A LOVELY CITY, SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO LEARN!
      LOTS OF HISTORY!
  • September 19, 2009 kati wrote:
    Sie sind hier: You are here: Start Start Presse Press Pressemitteilungs-Archiv Press Release Archive André Rieu auf dem Kornmarkt André Rieu on the grain market



    Heidelberger Ansichten (kostenloser Bilderdienst) Heidelberger views (image-
    André Rieu auf dem Kornmarkt André Rieu on the grain market
    André Rieu, der niederländische Geiger und Orchesterleiter, kommt mit seinem 50-köpfigen Johann-Strauß-Orchester nach Heidelberg. André Rieu, the Dutch violinist and orchestra leader, arrives with his 50 member Johann Strauss Orchestra in Heidelberg. Am Freitag, 18. On Friday 18 September, und Samstag, 19. September and Saturday 19 September finden jeweils um 20 Uhr Open-Air-Konzerte in der Heidelberger Altstadt auf dem Kornmarkt statt. September every find a 20 clock open-air concerts in the old town of Heidelberg held on the grain market. Das Konzert am Samstag wird aufgezeichnet und im Oktober in einer Eurovisionssendung im ZDF, im ORF und im Schweizer Fernsehen ausgestrahlt. The concert on Saturday will be recorded and broadcast in October in a Eurovision broadcast on ZDF, ORF and the Swiss television. Im Bereich des Kornmarktes kommt es zu Sperrungen und Umleitungen. In the area of the grain market there will be closures and detours.

    Der Wochenmarkt auf dem Marktplatz ist von den Aufbauarbeiten zu den Konzerten mit André Rieu nicht betroffen. The weekly market on the square is the building work to the concerts with André Rieu not affected. Die Wochenmärkte finden wie gewohnt am Mittwoch und am Samstag ohne Einschränkungen für die Kunden statt. The weekly markets are as usual on Wednesday and on Saturday evening with no restrictions for customers.
    Die Vorarbeiten für das Konzert beginnen bereits am Freitag, 11. Preparations for the concert start on Friday 11 September. September. An diesem Tag werden im Bereich des Kornmarktes Fahnenmasten und Poller entfernt. On this day in the field of grain market from flag poles and bollards. Mit den eigentlichen Aufbauarbeiten wird am Montag, 14. With the actual construction work will be on Monday 14 September, begonnen. September, started. Für den Aufbau der Bühne an der Südseite des Rathauses mit Blick zum Schloss muss die Hauptstraße im Bereich des Kornmarktes gesperrt werden. Be blocked for the construction of the stage on the south side of the Town Council with a view to the castle, the main street in the area of the grain market. Die Randstraße auf der Ostseite des Kornmarktes wird für den Aufbau der Lichttürme zwischen 14 und 15 Uhr mehrfach kurzzeitig gesperrt. The border road on the east side of the grain market will be closed for the construction of the lightAndré Rieu auf dem Kornmarkt André Rieu on the grain market
    André Rieu, der niederländische Geiger und Orchesterleiter, kommt mit seinem 50-köpfigen Johann-Strauß-Orchester nach Heidelberg. André Rieu, the Dutch violinist and orchestra leader, arrives with his 50 member Johann Strauss Orchestra in Heidelberg. Am Freitag,
  • September 20, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
    You all have been busy since I have written last. Thanks Kati for the information on Heidelberg, it's very interesting. I would love to travel to Germany and see the sights. I've heard some good things about the country.
    I hope you all have a good Sunday!
    1. September 20, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Hello Marlene,a good Sunday to you also. I think there are some happy people in Rio this morning. According to Andre's latest twitter he has already landed there. On with the promo tour. I wish him much success there. viva Brazilia!
  • September 20, 2009 Wilhelmina wrote:

    I love Andre and have so for a long time I went to his concert last year twice what was the most beautifull but full on concert with al the skating and dancing,and I am looking forward to go to his concert again this year.


  • September 20, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    Andre before leaving for Rio!!  It will be Rieu in Rio!

     
                                                                                           Photo:  Twitter






    1. September 20, 2009 kati wrote:
      The people in Brazil hardly can wait. Some of them thinking, they are dreaming! No, reality is setting in, the portuguese speaking Andre is there. Lucky for them!
      1. September 21, 2009 Virginia wrote:
        I had thought of going to Brazil instead of Maastricht. Was a month in Brazil in 2006 and loved it. Two things keep me from doing it. September would not be my choice of a month to go, would prefer November or December, (or May on the other end) and he is going to speak Portuguese which I would have a problem with. To look at it I can get quite a bit but to listen is difficult for me. Dutch and German I can pick up enough.
  • September 20, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
    I send all my best for a fantastic time in Rio!!! I can see and feel the excitement in everyone's words and I know that you will all have a great time!
    1. September 20, 2009 Jill wrote:
      Yes Marlene, me too. I've always wanted to go to Rio. Wish we were going now.
  • September 21, 2009 Macky Myers wrote:
    Does anyone know when Maastricht 3 will be released in the US? Best Wishes and warmest regards to you all.
    1. September 21, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      Hi Macky, as far as I know it is available on Andre's website.  andrerieu.com

    2. September 21, 2009 kati wrote:
      I HAVE NOT SEEN A DATE FOR THE NTSC DVD FOR THE US YET. CURRENTLY, THEY ARE SELLING THE PAL VERSION ON HIS SITE.HOPEFULLY IT WILL COME FOR CHRISTMAS!!??
    3. September 21, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      I see Jeanine Ann has already answered your question. I don't know about the US, but it is avaiable on Andre's site.but only in the PAL version. If you have an all region dvd player that would be no problem.
  • September 21, 2009 Adriana wrote:
    Hello friends
    Last night I saw André at his first talk show here in Brazil. He played Brasil Symphony, said that he intend to bring the castles to his Latin American tour and that the tour will probably happened in September 2010. He answered a few questions and then went away. Too fast in my opinion, but he looks so tired, that I believe he was happy when was over.
    If I know something new, I tell you will so fast as I can.
    Hugs
    Adriana - Blumenau/Brazil
    1. September 21, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:

      ANYBODY WHO HAS TO FLY FROM SO FAR AWAY, AND HAVE AN INTERVIEW FAST, COULD LOOK VERY TIRED. HE IS GETTING READY TO GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD AGAIN VERY SOON. I HAVE NO IDEA, HOW IS HE ABLE TO DO ALL THIS???


      1. September 21, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Hi dear fans,
        Just an update on my brother-in-law.  So far surgery is going fine.  Got an update at 9:00 but we have a long way to go.  This is a 5 or 6 hour surgery but we are all hanging in there.  Thanks for prayers.  Hugs

        1. September 21, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:
          WE THINK OF YOU ALL DAY!  HE WILL BE FINE!

        2. September 21, 2009 Shirley wrote:
          Thanks Jeanine Ann, just know that we are all right there with you, at least in spirit. Give your sister a hug from us all.
      2. September 21, 2009 Adriana wrote:
        It wasn't a critic Piano,when I said that he looked tired. Just a comentary. I'm sorry if sounded so. I believe that every one knows that he first arrived in Rio at noon.
        1. September 21, 2009 Moderator Piano wrote:
          we know that, did not get offended! do not worry, we do converse and write for the very same reason. love Andre and his music and JSO.

    2. September 21, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Thanks Adriana,A promo tour is very fast paced anyway. there are tv appearances, interviews, finding the venues, bookings, transportation to be planned. All this & he has to fit it in between other things. So many things to be worked out. I'm sure he will give an exact date when all the details have been worked out. I'm sure he is tired having just gotten done with the Heidelberg concert, and then it will be on to Australia for those concerts. I really don't know how he does it!
      1. September 21, 2009 Adriana wrote:
        I imagine that Shirley. There are a lot of things to do. Tomorrow he will give autographs for two hours and at 16:00 he will fly to London. So much energy!
        I hope that everything can be resolved before he goes.
        Anyway, I'm happy that he is here. Although I can't go to São Paulo to see him.

        Hugs
        1. September 21, 2009 Shirley wrote:
          Well, look at it this way, at least you know he will probably be there for concerts about a year from now. I hope Carmen & Carla will be able to join him.Before I forget, do you see or speak much to Maria Dirce? I imagine her arm is healed by now? She must be very excited too.
          1. September 21, 2009 Adriana wrote:
            I do not speak very often with her, I just receive the news, but I know that she and 3 persons more meet André last night. They were delighted. And yes, she is ok by now. I believe these days that André is here she will not have time to send news, busy, busy...
            Hugs
            Adriana - Blumenau/Brazil
            1. September 21, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
              How wonderful! I know they were so happy and I am happy for them.
              1. September 22, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

                Hi dear fans,
                Just a note to let you know that my sister's husband came through the bypass surgery fine.  He had a 5 bypass surgery and is now in ICU.  We are hoping and praying for a complete recovery for him.  He is strong and has a strong heart.  Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.  Big Hugs from me and sis.

                1. September 22, 2009 Shirley wrote:
                  Jeanine Ann, you don't know how happy I am to hear that, and because he is strong with a strong heart, I think he will have a complete recovery.
                  1. September 22, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

                    Thank you so much Shirley.  As for Autumn I don't know if I am ready or not!  I love this time of year but I now will have twice the work but I am so happy things turned out that I can now help my sister and brother because they have always been so kind to us.  Luckily we have a service here in the community who will pick up their leaves and any snow removal.  It is just a matter of putting all the summer garden things away because we both have big ponds in our yards with lots of little ponds and flowers and animals so they will all need to go away soon.  Big Hugs

                    1. September 22, 2009 Jill wrote:
                      I'm very happy to hear that all is going well Jeanine Ann and that there is help available.
                      We have a huge dust storm here today. A very unusual occurance where I live, but everything is blanketed in fine yellowish/brown dust. I don't know where it is coming from but everything I touch in my house feels gritty. It's going to take a lot of cleaning up (and I hate housework!) I also had a full clothesline of washing which I have to do all again. Sydney is covered in red dust, all planes and ferries etc have been stopped. So I'm not the only one with a problem.

                      1. September 22, 2009 Moderator Grayeme wrote:
                        This is unbelievable Jill, here in Brisbane is the same. I feel so sorry for the people of Sydney who seem to be getting the worst of it. This is the biggest Dust Storm I have ever seen in my life. It is 1100 km from here to Sydney and the storm is covering us both. I hope it clears soon as I really need to take a deep breathe of fresh air. Enjoy re-doing your washing dear, !!!..and the housework...again.!!!
                        1. September 23, 2009 Jill wrote:
                          I saw a news report where they expect it to reach as far as New Zealand in the next day or two.
                          1. September 23, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
                            Where is this dust coming from.... and where is it going?

                            Reading these posts reminds me of a "Flash Flood" in Texas.   Everyone drove their cars to over passes and parked them.  Then the waters came.  Rushing through like a river.  Must have been 4 foot high or more.  And then the water was gone.  It was the strangest thing for me to watch as a kid.  Where did the water go? 

                            Back to your dust... Is this a wind storm that picked up dust from somewhere?

                            1. September 23, 2009 Moderator Grayeme wrote:
                              Yes Sally,  started as a wind storm out on the NSW/South Australian Border. That is about 1000 miles west of the East Coast. It picked the dust (they are saying 10,000 Tons) and has carried it all the way to the coast. On the coast it is stretching from south of Sydney to well north of Brisbane on a front of about 1200 miles. At the moment it is still very thick in Brisbane and they say the wind will ease shortly, then the dust will come down (something to look forward to ) They are also saying that the front of the storm will reach New Zealand in the morning. After that...??? California I suppose !!!!
                              1. September 23, 2009 Moderator Grayeme wrote:
                                This is where the dust storm started near Broken Hill on the NSW/SA Border.
                                Film taken yesterday during daytime.
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrlD22HwPvI
                                1. September 23, 2009 Shirley wrote:
                                  This is very eerie! How do you breathe? looks like the world's on fire. You all will have to hose down the country.I have never been in a dust storm of any kind so can not imagine cleaning this mess up.
                                  1. September 23, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
                                    This is an unusually large dust storm...do you have smaller ones periodically? The video was amazing, and thanks for sending it Grayeme.
                                    I hope everything is ok down there!
                                  2. September 23, 2009 Jill wrote:
                                    It's like gritty powder and finds it's way through the smallest crack into everything. It's all in between the keys on my computer keyboard. I don't know how I'm going to get it all out. Hopefully the keyboard can live with it.
                                    I don't know how you can breathe in the storm but you can. Your mouth tastes very 'earthy' though. It can be dangerous for anyone with breathing problems.
                                    Helmut won't forget his trip to Sydney!
                                    1. September 24, 2009 Judith wrote:
                                      W~O~W, what scary happenings, I saw this on CNN. Wishing you all well, by the way Jill, I read an interview your
                                      'main man' Helmut gave today. Very nice,
                                      and yes-sir-eee, he is a cutie...
                                      1. September 24, 2009 Jill wrote:
                                        Tomorrow is the big day Judith. I'm just about beside myself with excitement.
                                      2. September 24, 2009 Jill wrote:
                                        Tomorrow is the big day Judith. I'm nearly beside myself with excitement. I leave home on the 6.30am bus.
                                        1. September 24, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
                                          Have a GREAT day and Wonderful Time with Helmut Lotti !!!

                                          We will be thinking of you and wondering just what you and Helmut are talking about

                                          I am so happy for you, what a great thing!  Enjoy your Day

                                          1. September 25, 2009 Moderator Grayeme wrote:
                                            Have a great weekend Jill...you are probably on your way to Sydney by now.
                                            First reports from Canberra last night say that Helmut was absolutely brilliant and the audience were simply wild about him. So with your 2 concerts plus the meeting with him your certainly in for a memorable weekend.
                                            Will compare notes after I see him on Tuesday. Enjoy.
                                        2. September 25, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

                                          Hi Jill, I hope you will be in good enough shape to tell us all about it!!   : )   I wish you a beautiful time.  With the time difference it could be over by now but either way I hope you will come back all full of happiness.  Hugs

                                          1. September 25, 2009 Shirley wrote:
                                            Hey Jill,I'm sure you are high-flying by now. I am wanting to know all about it, that is when you catch your breath.
                                            1. September 25, 2009 Moderator Grayeme wrote:
                                              Shirl, she won't be back home until very late Monday night....I bet she will have a good story to tell us. Cheers
                                              1. September 28, 2009 Jill wrote:
                                                Thank you everybody. I got home late last night and am on such a high I can barely type.
                                                I've always thought Helmut's DVDs were just magical, and I'm sure it's hard to believe for any of you that have watched them, but the concert was better than all of them put together.
                                                He now looks a lot different to what he was like when he made those DVDs, but it only matters for a minute. He's incredibly energetic and his voice is so powerful, just overwhelming in a theatre.
                                                I've always thought of him primarily as a classical singer but he seemed most comfortable and at home in full on rock'n'roll. He's got some great moves! I was really surprised when he suddenly broke into Giddyup-a-Ding-Dong and Boney Maroney. Even the men in the audience were yelling, "Go Lotti" and whistling etc.
                                                He sang in 8 different languages and you could hear every syllable. He sang Nessun Dorma without a microphone on Saturday night and it just took my breath away, but he didn't do it on Sunday. I don't know why. He got standing ovation after standing ovation at both concerts and both were completely sold out.
                                                He doesn't like the way we pronounce his name and complained when people were calling out both days. He said, "I'm not a Helmet, you must learn how to say Helmuut."
                                                The meet and greet at interval and was such a highlight, and everyone else's who'd won the passes. We were all so excited. They took us to a room upstairs and tried to get us to eat chips and chocolates and have a coke, but it was the last thing anyone wanted to do. There were about 20 people in the room, including staff and a film crew. Helmut came in saying,"Hello", quietly and went to a tall table in the centre to sign autographs and have photos taken with everyone. When it was my turn I couldn't resist patting his hand and saying,"Can I just touch you to make sure you're real?" He no doubt thought,"I've got a nutcase here." It was all very rushed as interval was only 25 minutes and he had to change as well as talk to all of us, but he did his best to give everyone a few moments.
                                                He has startlingly dark eyes, they seem to change colour.
                                                I can't wait to hear what our other blog friends thought. He's in Brisbane tonight and the Gold Coast tomorrow.
                                                NOW I ONLY HAVE TO WAIT 19 DAYS, 9 HOURS AND 1 MINUTE FOR ANDRE'S CONCERT. I THINK I MIGHT BURST WITH HAPPINESS.
    3. September 21, 2009 Prudence wrote:

       

      Brazil

      Brazil, where hearts were entertaining june
      We stood beneath an amber moon
      And softly murmured someday soon
      We kissed and clung together

      Then, tomorrow was another day
      The morning found me miles away
      With still a million things to say
      Now, when twilight dims the sky above
      Recalling thrills of our love
      There’s one thing I’m certain of
      Return I will to old brazil

      as sung by Frank Sinatra


      1. September 21, 2009 Shirley wrote:
        I've always liked that song. The first time I heard that song was in a Walt Disney film, "Saludos Amigos". Here is what I found out about it.
        In August 1941, Walt Disney visited Brazil on a U.S. State Department Good Neighbor Policy mission. In Belém do Pará, he complained to journalist Celestino Silveira that the hotel band was playing only North American tunes. Silveira asked the musicians to play Brazilian music, and the pianist played “Aquarela do Brasil,” reportedly badly. On the flight from Belém to Rio de Janeiro, Disney discussed the creation of the Zé Carioca character and the kind of song that should accompany it. He remembered “Aquarela” and asked Silveira if he knew the composer. Silveira told him that he could present him the next day. The following day, Disney and Barroso met at a cocktail party given by the U.S. consulate at the hotel Glória in Rio. They conversed about the song, and right there it acquired the title “Brazil”
        The english lyrics were written by Bob Russell
        1. September 21, 2009 kati wrote:
          It is very important in history! Just read about it some more!
          Interesting, how a how a movie like this, and the song can bring nations together! Thank you!
          1. September 22, 2009 Shirley wrote:
            Kati, I think Walt Disney & Andre have something in common,"bringing the nations together".
    4. September 21, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
      Thank you Adriana! André always leaves too fast for us.
      All updates will make us very happy!!!

      1. September 22, 2009 Adriana wrote:
        Hello friends.
        Now it's over! André just finished a sign session. Now, back to hotel and prepare to fly to London. But is already sure he will play here in Brazil in September/2010.
        I'll start to count the days 'till he and the orchestra are back.
        Hugs
        Adriana

        1. September 22, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

          Hi Adriana, isn't it wonderful when you can start to count the days!  You will find the time will be here before you know it.  I am so happy for you and everyone.  You are in for such a treat!  Andre brings so much happiness wherever he goes.  Hugs

          1. September 22, 2009 Adriana wrote:
            Thanks friends. I know you all already feel the same way I do right now.Only a year more ...
            By the way, André is now at the Airport, waiting for his flight to London.
            hugs
            Adriana
  • September 22, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    Are you all ready for Autumn yet?( at least all of us in the northern hemisphere). Today is the first day of Fall. The squirrels have really been busy around here too.I was just looking at the Farmers Almanac & read their advice for the day, it was kind of funny. "For a really happy marriage, never speak loudly to one another unless the house is on fire". Happy Fall
  • September 22, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    Andre at airport on his way to London


    See you back in March. I'll do promotion in Brasil, Argentina and Chili! South America in Sept. 2010 



      


  • September 23, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:
    "Daily Rieu"

    Back home!



    Isn't this sweet!!


    1. September 24, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
      This is indeed a sweet pic! I have a Boston Terrier named Nelson and he is a joy to our family! He is 4 in November. I believe people should have pets if at all possible. If you treat an animal with love and respect, they will be your friend for life. I have taught this to our son Wes, who is now 11. He has always grown up with a cat or a dog. He is not afraid of animals at all. In Panama, he held a baby snake. In the Mayan Yucatan, he fed pet racoons!

      Yes, indeed, animals are our friends. We should entrust that their habitat is safe and healthy whether tame or wild. That is our responsibility.

      Love Grace
      xoxo
  • September 24, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
    Hello everyone here on Andre Rieu Fans and Friends. I am wishing all the people north of the equator a happy fall (Sept 22nd at 5:30 my time). Those fans south of the equator a happy spring!

    I am happy to be back here on the Andre blog. It is to me one of the most positive sites. Love to you all and chat soon!

    Love Grace
    xoxo
    1. September 24, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Glad you are back, you HAVE been missed!
      1. September 24, 2009 Judith wrote:
        DITTO FROM ME AS WELL......"Welcome" Back Grace!!!!! You really "GRACE" our pages with your knowledge and 'all' of your writings. I am truly glad to see you back and look forward to your very interesting compositions.
        1. September 25, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
          Thanks so much Judith. I love to be here with you all. I am glad to be in contact with you too!

          Love Grace
          xoxo
      2. September 24, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
        Thanks Shirley it is great to be back.
    2. September 24, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
      Hello Grace, it's been a long time since you have visited us. I'm happy to see you are back, I've missed your writings!
      I too, wish everyone a happy fall or spring wherever you may be. Ours started out as one of the warmest days on record at 94! It's cooler now, .
      1. September 24, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
        Hi there Marlene. It certainly has been a while. Time flies by. I just love this site and all the wonderful people here, including you!

        Love Grace
        xoxo
        1. September 24, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

          Hi Grace, welcome back from me too.  I missed you.  Love and hugs

          1. September 25, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
            Thanks very much Jeanine Ann. I missed you too. I see you got your pic with Andre! That is just wonderful. You look just lovely. Love and Hugs to you too!

            Well it is a beautiful sunny crispy fall day here. I want to wish everyone a wonderful day! Stay sunny! Enjoy your time at home Andre!

            Love Grace
            xoxo
        2. September 25, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
          Hi Grace, So Glad to 'See' you again.  I was hoping all is well.
          1. September 25, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
            Hey there Sally. It is nice to 'See' you too! All is well. I hope all is well with you too! Listen to Andre's CD in the car while on the way to get groceries! Talk soon.

            Love Grace
            xoxo
  • September 24, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    For all fans going to Maastricht in 2010.  I have heard a rumor that Andre may be adding a Monday and Tuesday concert on the weekends of July 9th and July 16th.

    This information is not confirmed but please stay tuned for any updates.  Thanks

  • September 25, 2009 June Young wrote:
    Hi everyone,

    Saw the Mastero,per foxtel, heading, Romatic moments, loved the music, but where was it filmed.

    Anyway, I am a Lyric Colorature Soprano, trained the Conservatorium of Queensland, I to won the Dame Joan Sutherland cup, but it was know as the Dame Nellie Melba Cup then, was in the finals of the T.V. programmeShowcase, from there Principal Sop. Q'ld Light Opera
    Co., Then P{rincipal Sop. Q'ld. Opera Co. then to the Australian Opera Co. rolls All of Gilbert Sullivan, Der Fledermaus, Rigolletto, La. Traviata, The Magic Flute, playing the Queen of the Night, and it goes on. But I would love to AUDITION FOR ANDRE FOR THE BRISBANE PERFORMANCES, after all, Australia, has two of the most wonderful Colorature Sopranos, so far, I would love to sing The Laughing Song from Der Flermaus, and the Dolls Song from the Tales of Hoffman.l

    I would love Andre to play The Flower Duet from Lakme of course with Sopranos, and the dying Swan from Swan Lake with a Principal Dancer of the Aust. Ballet dancing the Swan, and Andre playing his wonderful violin.

    So with all that, could someone please help me, to E-MAIL ANDRE'S COMPANY IN HOLLAND, does anyone know his e-mail address please.

    Allways in Music........June
    1. September 25, 2009 Moderator Prudence wrote:

      The Romantic Moments was filmed in Majorca,Spain, near one of the villas. I don't know how you would contact André for an audition, especially since the time is so short. The only address we have is :
      André Rieu Productions
      B.V. Postbus 1329
      NL-6201 BH Maastricht

      Good luck


  • September 26, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    Promo For Flikken Maastricht

    1. September 26, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      We've never had a handsome violinist on our COPS shows!!!
      1. September 26, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Neither have we Shirley.  Maybe we should make some suggestions.  That is really what Andre needs here in America, some good publicity. 

  • September 26, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:


    Xander and Tummie. This picture is always in my dressing room. Gives me a great feeling although we miss that old lad every day 


                                                      Photo:  Twitter


    1. September 26, 2009 Marlene Warren wrote:
      This is a very sweet picture. They are beautiful dogs. It's always hard when we lose our pets, I think that most of us have gone through this and it is never easy. They stay in our hearts for the rest of our lives.
      1. September 27, 2009 Shirley wrote:
        You are right Marlene. I think everyone should have a pet, they teach us about love.I'm always curious about the names people give their pets so I usually ask. Had a friend who named their St Bernard "Deoge", asked why & she said "simple, D.O.G". another friend named his cat "RC", asked why, said"stands for Randy's cat".
        1. September 27, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

          I'll bet no one could guess why I named my new cat Micetro!  : )

          1. September 27, 2009 Shirley wrote:
            BET WE COULD!
          2. September 28, 2009 Jill wrote:
            I nearly wrote back and asked you why Jeanine Ann, but then I thought about it for a minute....that is really very clever of you!
      2. September 27, 2009 Marilyn Smith wrote:
        That is so true. Pets are wonderful and we never forget them. I loved the picture of Xander and Tummie.
  • September 26, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:


    Just finished a charity concert on german TV for cancer with a lot of artists. Now home....


    Photo:  Twitter


  • September 27, 2009 Kate Jones wrote:
    I bought 4 tickets to Andre's Sydney concert on Oct 16th, but only need 2 now.(We thought we'd take daughter and hubby, but she decided to have a baby 1 week ago!!) so have 1 or 2 tickets for sale.They are Platinum, Section C, 6th row from the front. I paid $259 each, but I am happy with $240. They are too good to waste!
    1. September 27, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

      If anyone is interested in Kate's tickets, please post here and we will send her email address to you.  Thanks

  • September 28, 2009 Webmaster Sally wrote:
    Good Morning! I have my emails working as I want them, ORGANIZED! And I get my cell phone replaced today, my new, new one went kaput!
  • September 28, 2009 Grace Armstrong Hunt wrote:
    Good day to you all! Well it is raining buckets here! Oh well Lovey and Nelson ar snuggled away somewhere sleeping for the day. It is pretty quiet here in the house and in my office. Darren is away teaching today and Wes is at school. A good day to put on some Andre Rieu music and quietly go about the work of the day! Love to you all!

    Love Grace
    xoxo
    1. September 28, 2009 WebMaster Sally wrote:
      Send a bucket or two my way Grace! :0  I am ready for cooler weather.

      Enjoy your day

  • September 28, 2009 Debbie Tyrrell wrote:
    Looking forward to Andre's concert at Acer Arena on 15 Oct. Have a ticket for "A Day with Andre", and a 2nd row seat.
    I have never been this close ever! Really excited to be having a photo taken with Andre.
    From the info I have received, they say Acer Arena doesn't allow any photos at the venue. While I understand this maybe during the show, I was hoping to be able to take some photos during the sound check and possible during the after concert party with some of the orchestra. Is this allowed, or can you only have the one photo with Andre with the backstage photographer? Would the photographer take any other photos if you wanted as well with other orchestra members?
    This is my first time as a VIP, and was wondering how it worked.
    Is dinner also going to be in the same room with Andre & the JSO, or at another room?
    I also have a gift I am giving to Andre, which I have cleared as when to give to him, as I wrote to Kerstin, and she wrote back with details when to present it to him.
    This is all so exciting, and am counting down the days till 15th October.
    This is also my first reply to this blog.
    Cheers
    Debbie
    1. September 28, 2009 Shirley wrote:
      Hi Debbie, I don't know how it works in Australia but I think most are allowed to take pictures anyway. I imagine someone will answer you. You will have a great time, be sure to tell us about it.
  • September 28, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    Hey Jill, I'm gonna write down here! You are right, there's nothing like the real thing. DVD's are nice, but a live concert can't be beat.I knew Helmut would leave you in a tailspin! Wish I coulda been there. You won't be fit to live with after Helmut & Andre. You go girl!
  • September 29, 2009 Shirley wrote:
    Good cool morning. our low was 45 last night, fall has definately arrived & now Sept. is about ready to leave. 6 more days til the wedding, busy, busy busy. Is time flying because I'm older or it just seems that way?
  • September 29, 2009 Jeanine Ann wrote:

    New message from Andre on Twitter!!

    Look what the postman brought me this morning. What a beautiful picture! Made me smile

     


    1. September 29, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:


      The photo above reads Happy Birthday Andre. 

      1. September 29, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        New information on Andre Rieu 10 Set DVD.  Release date according to Universal is October 23.  Please see the entry on this DVD for price and DVD's.  I do have a list of all songs included but due to the length of the list I did not include the songs.  If anyone is interested in the list, please post on the Guestbook.  Thanks

        There will also be a CD "I've Lost My Heart In Heidelberg" to be released Mid-October.  No date on the DVD.

        Also, the DVD "Andre Rieu's Australian Adventure" set to be released in November, 2009. 

  • September 29, 2009 Webmaster Sally wrote:
    Altair: Please add my emails to your whitelist.

    Sally@AndreRieuFans.com  

    Webmaster@AndreRieuFans.com

  • September 29, 2009 Jean wrote:
    Hello Virginia, or anyone who can answer my question. I would like to purchase a FRONT ROW seat (if possible) for Andre's concerts in Maastricht next July. How can I go about doing this? Does anyone have contacts over there that I may get in touch with to do this? Also what are the prices.
    I understand they go very fast.
    Anyone's help would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers, Jean
    1. September 30, 2009 Virginia wrote:
      The published dates are pretty much sold out. Supposedly more will be added but even if you are online the minute they go on sale, (or on the phone) you will probably get good seats but not front row. Actually in Maastricht the stage is so high that I learned that I do not want front row seats because you can't really see all the people in the orchestra. Sometimes tickets become available at a later date. You just have to keep watching to see if more dates are added and be online the minute they go on sale or be on the phone with the theater. Seats in A1 and A3 are good as long as you're not at the far end. The rows are angled which helps a lot.
      1. September 30, 2009 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:

        Wow they are selling fast Virginia but that is not surprising.  How many concerts will you see?  I guess it is getting harder to get through to get the tickets but like you said you would not want front row.  I think more dates will be added but not sure.  

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