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Public Broadcasting stations promote Andre Rieuís music

Repeat N.A. tours for Strauss orchestra

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MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands - Andre Rieu and his Johan Strauss Orchestra are coming to North America this year for two major tours. Most of the U.S. and Canadian concerts are organized by local or regional Public Broadcasting stations which have made Rieuís program one of their mainstays for seasonal pledge drives. In May, the orchestra will touch down in Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Quebec and Ontario. A December schedule takes Rieu and his entourage to the West Coast with dates in British Columbia, Washington, California and Arizona.

Because of Rieuís immense popularity, in large part to earlier PBS pledge drives, some of the concerts, also those in December, already have been sold out. Tickets for some concerts still may be available through Ticketmaster or local PBS television stations. For a complete schedule see the Windmill Heraldís Community Calendar (ĎWhat Where Whení) elsewhere in this issue.