The waltz goes on with maestro Rieu

Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu

Music master André Rieu has announced that he will be performing at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on Friday, December 20.

Following the runaway success of his UK tour in December 2012, the violin maestro is returning to the UK and Ireland with a brand new show.

The upcoming dates will be part of Rieu’s international And The Waltz Goes On Tour, named after his successful album, for which he collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins.

André Rieu earned the No. 1 ranking in Billboard magazine’s Top Tours Chart after his UK tour last year, at the expense of runner-up Justin Bieber.

Of his 2012 tour he tweeted: “I absolutely loved the UK tour. Thank you to all audiences for giving us such great concerts!”

The maestro praised the British audience for their enthusiasm: “My orchestra and I had a great time in December, we absolutely loved the UK tour. The British audience gave us such a warm welcome... we are all really looking forward to coming back!”

According to Rieu, the And The Waltz Goes On tour is all about the music – particularly the waltz: “Every night when I play around the whole world, I see with my own eyes what the waltz does to the audience.

“People get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles spontaneously, whether they’re Mexican, Australian, Canadian, German, Irish or British.

“They sing, they smile and for a moment, they forget all their worries and are happy. That is why this tour is an ode to the waltz!”

The maestro and his orchestra will perform beautiful waltzes on this tour, but the concerts are much more than that. From famous Viennese operettas to film scores, spirituals to musicals, and from folk songs to marches, Rieu’s concerts are a perfect mix of thrilling, romantic, festive and emotional melodies combined with Rieu’s great sense of humour.

Tickets are £40, £65, £80 and £90 (plus booking fee). Call the ticket hotline on 0843 373 3000.