André Rieu Returns to Chicago Sept. 18th at the United Center
Performances By: Grazyna Auguscik, jazz Robert Heitzinger, baritone Jasper String Quartet April Verch Band David Russell, guitar John Reischman, mandolin Jane McGonigal, author Alan Walker, musicologist George S. Everly, Jr., author Candace Gingrich, activist Chicago Brass Festival Spanish Brass
He’s a violinist and conductor who sells more tickets than Beyoncé, Cold Play and Britney Spears. André Rieu ranked sixth in best-selling tours worldwide in 2009, grossing $96 million that year alone. Performing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe, Rieu has sold over 30 million albums and has been performing for 35 years. Who knew there was such a hunger for classical waltzes, ballads and polkas? Rieu says he gets letters from people who say they are driving 1,000 miles to see him. “My audience is everybody who wants to open their hearts to beautiful music and feeling,” he says. Rieu and the Johann Sebastian Strauss Orchestra have the audience literally dancing in the aisles during the performances. “I don’t tell them to. They just do it,” he says. Regular PBS showings have helped Rieu to attract and retain such a huge following. The 61 year old musician is planning to stay on top for a long time. Rieu says, “I’m living my dream. I’m going to live to be 120. It’s just over half over. Music keeps you young.” For more information contact the United Center at 312-455-4500, Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Ensemble Español Ruth Page Dance Series
Theatre American Theater Company (1909 W. Byron, Chicago/773-409-4125/atcweb.org) presents The Amish Project, Sept.- Oct. Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago/773-935-6100/apollochicago.com) presents Million Dollar Quartet.
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Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago/800-
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982-ARTS/auditorium theatre.com) presents Hallelujah Broadway, Sept. 17; Susan Werner, Sept. 24; Trace Adkins, Oct. 2. Briar Street Theater (3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago/ 773-348-4000/blueman.com) presents a new and updated Blue Man Group showcasing technogeek ingenuity. Broadway in Chicago (312-977-1717/ broadwayinchicago.com) presents Love, Loss and What I Wore, Sept. 13- Oct. 23. Chicago Dramatists (1105 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago/312-633-0630/chicagodramatists.org) presents The Kid Thing Sept. 11Oct. 16. Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier (800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago/312-5955600/ chicagoshakes.com) presents Follies Oct. 4- Nov. 6.