One of the world’s most popular music artists and known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu’s legendary annual Maastricht concert has become a firm fixture in the cinema calendar.
Distributor CinemaLive is delighted to announce that André Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert will screen via satellite* on over 160 cinema screens nationally across Australia as follows:
Sat 30th & Sun 31st July – NSW/VIC/QLD/ACT/TAS @ 2pm local time
Sat 30th & Sun 31st July – NT/SA @ 1.30pm local time
Sat 30th & Sun 31st July – WA @ 12 noon local time
* The satellite-delivered concert is recorded several days before the cinema screenings, during André Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert summer season – it is not live.
Last year André Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas grossed $A1.3 million in Australia from two screenings on one weekend, making it the most successful Music Concert ever to screen in Australian cinemas, way ahead of nearest rival, the One Direction: Where we Are concert (screened in 2014 and grossed $A333,910.)
Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André Rieu’s Netherlands hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert is in its twelfth year and features the maestro in his element, with his world-famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos (including Brisbane-born Mirusia, whom André calls ‘The Angel of Australia’), tenors (including Tasmania-born Gary Bennett) and other very special guests. André promises and delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.
Commenting on this year’s event, André Rieu said: ‘Every year we find ways to make my hometown concerts a unique experience for our audiences – the people who are there and also those who watch us in the cinemas. We put a lot of time, energy and love into creating something special, some Maastricht magic”.
CinemaLive Co-Director Janelle Mason said: “2016 marks our eighth year collaborating with the Rieus. André’s Maastricht Concert in Cinemas continues to grow in popularity across the world and each year the scale of the production is bigger and better than the last. With coverage by 29 cameras, including new drone-camera technology, the satellite-delivered concert is a remarkably intimate, comfortable and affordable experience for cinema patrons”.
The Maastricht concerts are André Rieu’s most popular concerts of the year. In 2015, over 70,000 fans from more than 70 countries travelled to the live concerts and almost 200,000 fans attended the cinema screenings of the concert worldwide.
This year, CinemaLive will only present the satellite-delivered André Rieu’s Maastricht Concert in cinemas in July, and will not hold Encore screenings of the concert in September as in previous years due to André Rieu’s Australian Arena Tour, with live concerts in Brisbane (Oct 19), Newcastle (Oct 21), Sydney (Oct 22), Melbourne (Oct 25), Adelaide (Oct 27) and Perth (Nov 3).
Janelle Mason said: “We usually have ‘by special demand’ screenings of the Maastricht Concert in September but as André is touring in October, we will not hold those this year. July will be the only opportunity to see André Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert in cinemas”.
André Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas will screen via satellite across Australia only on Sat 30th July & Sun 31st July @ 2pm AEST.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.