André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. He and his orchestra have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts. Wikipedia
Andre Rieu 2020 Tour - Oakland
André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra in Concert. Global phenomenon André Rieu, the “King of Waltz” who has made classical music accessible to ordinary people, will bring his Johann Strauss Orchestra back to the USA in 2020.
Dubbed the Maestro of the Masses (New York Times) and a Weapon of Mass Happiness (The Spectator), André Rieu returns with his 70-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, the largest private orchestra in the world, the Platin Tenors and many international soloists.
André Rieu went on to build an empire out of a worldwide classical music touring act. Around 110 people go on the road with him each year. In 2017/2018 his USA tour drew over 150,000 fans, and he dreams of performing on the moon one day. The audience can look forward to fantastic melodies from film, musical, opera and operetta as well as traditional music and of course they are invited to waltz the night away in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.
André Rieu firmly believes that classical music is made for everybody to enjoy, not just for an elite. At his concerts you can see the audience laughing, weeping, singing and dancing in the aisles. Rieu has sold more than 40 million CDs and DVDs (his new albums are Happy Days – CD/DVD and Christmas Down Under – Live from Sydney – DVD). He has reached thirty #1 chart positions and 500 platinum awards. His YouTube videos have far over a billion views and 5 million subscribers follow the King of Waltz on Facebook.