AN AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATION to screen in Australian cinemas in December
The world’s biggest name in special event cinema – André Rieu – will be back in cinemas around Australia with a brand-new major production on December 15 and 16.
Known for his energetic and festive live performances and with album & DVD sales of more than 45 million worldwide, André is the world’s leading pop classical artist and consistently appears on the worldwide list of highest-grossing touring artists. His Johann Strauss Orchestra, with up to 60 musicians, began in 1987, and for over three decades his spectacular live shows have gained him hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world.
‘The King of Waltz’ will film a one-off concert at Sydney’s iconic Town Hall in November, during his Australian live tour, which will screen in cinemas to his millions of fans across the world in December (Australia & NZ) and January (Europe & North America).
Audiences Down Under will be the first in the world to enjoy this intimate concert with André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests – up on the big screen. The Maestro promises a magical concert experience with show tunes, classical music favourites, dance and plenty of surprises and festive fun. The first full production from Andre Rieu’s Netherlands-based cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment,André Rieu’s Sydney Town Hall Concert – An Australian Celebration will feature exclusive extras for cinema audiences including backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests and some special premium filmed content of André in Sydney.
“Australia is the second strongest performing territory for André Rieu in cinemas in the world and André has an incredible connection with his audiences in Australia. So, we thought it would be a special experience to film a one-off concert in the beautiful Sydney Town Hall while André and his orchestra are in Australia for their tour, but to make it different from the other Australian live shows. This intimate concert will become the next worldwide André concert in cinemas and will screen first in Australia and NZ in December.” said Caspar Nadaud, Director and CEO of Piece of Magic, who oversees worldwide distribution of André Rieu in-cinema presentations.
André Rieu holds the record for the Highest Grossing Music Concert in Cinemas of all time in Australia – his 2016 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas grossed $A1,451,451 at the Australian box office.
Tickets are now on sale for André Rieu’s Sydney Town Hall Concert – An Australian Celebration – in Australian cinemas for ONE WEEKEND ONLY – December 15/16 at 1pm
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