In between the You Are Not Alone Musical Tour in France and the European leg of the Unity Tour with his brothers, Jermaine spends ten days in Maastricht in The Netherlands in February of 2013 to collaborate with violinist and composer André Rieu and the Johan Strauss Orchestra. During his stay in Maastricht, Jermaine agrees to perform with André during his annual Summer concerts at Vrijthof Square where he performed “Smile” and “When The Rain Begins To Fall” during three nights on 12, 13 and 14 July with André Rieu and the Johan Strauss Orchestra in Maastricht, The Netherlands during André Rieu & Friends.
|12 July||André Rieu & Friends||Vrijthof||Maastricht, The Netherlands|
|13 July||André Rieu & Friends||Vrijthof||Maastricht, The Netherlands|
|14 July||André Rieu & Friends||Vrijthof||Maastricht, The Netherlands|
André Rieu performed during the Michael Jackson & Friends concert in Munich, Germany on June 27, 1999.
On July 12, Jermaine takes the stage during André Rieu & Friends concert in Maastricht that is jam packed with about 10,000 people on the square who enjoy the performances by several guests artists including Dutch comic André van Duin and Trini Lopez. Jermaine performs “Smile” and receives standing ovations from the audience after he finishes the song.
During the show’s finale, Jermaine returns to the stage to sing along to “Para Siempre” with all the other performers. The show doesn’t end after this finale because André and the orchestra continue to play for the audience. Jermaine gets back on stage and performs “When The Rain Begins To Fall”.
During the real finale of the show, all the performers return to the stage once more to sing “Ave” together. During this part, Jermaine has a lot of fun and laughs continuously having comic André van Duin standing next to him while all the performers wave to the audience for minutes.
A Dutch TV network airs the Rieu & Friends concert in Maastricht during Christmas 2013. The broadcast receives the highest rating during the holidays with 1.740.000 viewers.
Photos courtesy of andrerieu.com.
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