- Talma Gotteiner
Tel-Aviv: André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra
Updated: Feb 20, 2020
André Rieu, the Dutch "King of the Waltz" and who made classical music accessible and friendly to all, will come to Israel for only one performance together with the excellent orchestra, choir and soloists of the Johann Strauss Orchestra. His performance in Israel is part of an international tour of huge concerts that is taking place all over Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia (about 100 concerts a year), all sold out. Notedly, the year 2019 was the most successful year of Rieu's career, with over 700,000 tickets sold for his performances worldwide.
WHEN: November 4th & 5th, 2020 - Menora Mivtachim Arena
Famous Recording on YouTube:
The Second Waltz (Shostakovich)| The Goldfather Main Title Theme (liv in Italy) | The Beautiful Blue Danube | Ballade pour Adeline | Boléro (Ravel) | And the Waltz Goes On| Conquest of Paradise (Live at the Amsterdam Arena) and MORE…
Rieu captivated over 32,000 enthusiastic viewers in four sold out performances that took place at the Menora Mivtachim Arena a few years ago. This time, he is returning to Israel with an entirely new program, which includes music from prominent films, musicals, opera, traditional folk music and more. As is his custom, he invites the audience to dance to the sounds of his unique and well-known waltzes. The Menora Mivtachim Arena will be specially adapted to the technical requirements of the show.
André Rieu and the orchestra have performed in recent years at several of the largest venues in the world including the Schöenbrunn Palace in Vienna, Efteling Park, Rogers Center in Canada, Radio City Music Hall in New York, Docklands (Marvel) Stadium in Australia, and more. Peak attendance at the Rieu Concert in Melbourne, Australia was 38,000 people. In 2019, it ranked in the top ten international ticket sales for music and cultural performances.
Rieu's performances are considered unique in the classical music landscape, attracting young and contemporary audiences. He conducts his symphony orchestra while playing his violin while facing the audience throughout the performance. His performances fascinate audiences of all ages and nations, attracting cultural tourists and music lovers from all over the world including Israelis who fly to listen to André Rieu in concerts around the world.
During his 30 years of activity, Rieu has sold over 40 million albums and DVDs, led the music parades 30 times, won 3 British Music Awards (the Album of the Year category, and 500 Platinum Awards.) The Wall Street Journal dubbed him as the "Maestro of the Masses." His albums have reached the top 5 in the UK's pop charts. His first album, among others, was in the list of 10 best albums in the Netherlands for over 10 years. In Germany, the album climbed to the top 5 list achievening Gold and Platinum status in no time.
In YouTube, he has passed the bar of billions of views and on Facebook, over 5 million fans are following him.
Ticket sales start on Feb 13, 2020.
Ticket prices: 295-895 NIS.
Ticket Purchase: Phone *8780 or the Leaan English Website
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