Jan & Holly Dunedin NZ
10-01-2017 - 9012, New Zealand

My sincere condolences to you all with the untimely dead of Rudd. I"ve only just read the website and what a shock for us fans too. I just watched The African Dream DVD last night and was laughing at what he got up to at rehearsals, and the lovely way it all came together in the concert was so beautiful. My love goes out to you all especially his lovely wife and family.
God Bless you all.

Kathy S.
10-01-2017 - 30047, United States

About ten years ago my Dad introduced me to your music, Andre. When I would go home to Ohio to visit him, he would, "Let's listen to Andre!" A couple of days before he died in 2013 we brought your DVD's to hospice. He spent his final hours listening to your music. God Bless You from Atlanta! Kathy. (One of your concerts is on my bucket list!)

Marilyn Baillon
09-01-2017 - Gwent, United Kingdom

Dear Andre,Lin and families. I was so saddened to hear of the sudden ,tragic loss of such a young and wonderfully talented musician,husband and father. I too lost my darling husband to a sudden heart attack and I know the pain you are feeling right now. But know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people from all over the world. God Bless you all

Gary Taylor
09-01-2017 - Las Vegas, United States

I cannot fully tell you how very much your music and orchestra mean to me. I am a 70 year-old man who "discovered" you only 6 weeks ago while channel surfing and finding PBS with your orchestra. I have become a die hard fan of your organization, have purchased 7 of your DVDs, 3 CDs, and Marjorie's book on your life which I am now reading. I have a degree in U. S. History and have never given any thought to going outside the U.S. But now I would love to visit Maastricht. Would any of the following 2 "angels" enjoy becoming a pen-pal to keep me up to date with your group:Tanja Derwahl or Judith Luesink? Any chance of your booking Las Vegas, NV at the "Smith Center?" Would love to see you in person. Thank you for reading this and tell Marjorie I LOVE HER BOOK about you!

maureen fremantle scotland
09-01-2017 - Dalbeattie, United Kingdom

my friends and I the 5 of us come to Masstricht every year to enjoy your wonderful J S O and ruud was much part of the entertainment he will be sadly missed all 5 of our group send ours prayers to his family and all of you sincere condalances from Maureen pat Kenny pat Sandra god be with you all

09-01-2017 - Alvesta, Sweden

I just want to give you all a hug across the miles. These two concerts this past weekend must have been among the hardest you've ever had to do. But from what I see and read, you pulled it off admirably.

My hat's off to you!

09-01-2017 - BONDOUFLE, France

Bonjour cher ANDRE, j'étais hier 8 janvier à BRUXELLES où j'ai passé une soirée merveilleuse. Votre programme m'a enchantée. Tous les morceaux étaient superbes et vous même étiez en pleine forme. J'ai eu entre autre la bonne surprise de revoir les danseurs de Maastricht que j'avais déjà vus en juillet mais cette fois étant au premier rang j'en ai encore plus profité. Vous nous avez fait de superbes cadeaux de fins de concert avec des medleys et Mexico entre autre plus des morceaux de Maastricht.
Merci pour cette très belle soirée.
Au pied de la scene j'ai pu faire de très belles photos.
Et vous allez continuer d'enchanter vos nombreux fans. Je vais vous retrouver à TREVES dans un mois.
Je vous envoie mille baisers

Joël Fossion
09-01-2017 - LIEGE, Belgium

super beau votre concert du nouvel an à Bruxelles hier 8 janvier 2017 superbes moments passés pour cette magnifique soirée sincèrement vôtre.
Bravo pour tout, merci à vous, votre orchestre, vos chanteurs ténors, barytons et sopranos, sans oublier vos 150 danseurs qui vont avec vous nous laisser un magnifique souvenirs

andrée henno d'uccle belgique
09-01-2017 - Uccle, Belgium

bonjour prince de mon cœur, j'ai passée une merveilleuse soirée au palais 12, le 8 janvier, vous ètes le meilleur. vous ètes toujours le même ,aussi beau et talentueux ;,amitiés a Marjorie et a vous mon prince je vous envoie mes plus tendres baisers ( MON COEUR SERA TOUJOURS POUR VOUS ) que dieu vous protège

Julie Blake and Jean Banner Iver Heath, England
09-01-2017 - Iver, United Kingdom

Dearest Andre.
I agree with you when you say The Show Must Go On, but it doesn't make it any easier does it the loss of family and friends who you love dearly, like dear Ruud. He was such a character and with his fun and beautiful playing which will be missed, but will stay forever in our hearts forever. I have played Clarinet since i was 11 and Saxophone since i was 16 and there is nothing like Music to be a great healer and help you through the bad times. Whether playing it or listening to it. My Mum Jean is a Nat King Cole Fan and would love you to compose When I Fall In Love. Take care love to you, your family and all the JSO. See you on 6th March.

elly klomp
09-01-2017 - Drunen, Netherlands

we hebben zaterdag 7 jan erg genoten van jullie concert in
.de ziggo dome in amsterdam
wij gaan ook voor de volgende 100jaar .
veel succes dit jaar .

Vivienne Pratt
09-01-2017 - CO12 4RJ, United Kingdom

Hi dearest Andre
Thank you so much for the beautiful AMSTERDAM NEWSPHOTOS. I must admit to a few tears as the reports started to come in telling me of the magic time my friends enjoyed with you in the giant Ziggo Dome. The lovely pictures I have seen have shown me how happy you all were to be back on your beloved buhne with a renewed zest and vitality. It was a joy to see and its 'music to my ears' Andre to hear you say that this New Year in Amsterdam is the beginning of a long tradition playing the first concert of the year in Amsterdam! I'm positive dear Ruud will have been with you too twinkling above 'shining a light' of love and encouragement. Thank you also dear Andre for your 'Happy New Year' wishes which I return to you a millionfold! Bless you Andre. Love and respect always Viv xx

Kirsten Esbensen
09-01-2017 - Soenderborg, Denmark

Dear Andre and the JSO
Thank you so much for a fantastic concert in the Ziggo Dome.
Also thank you for thanking "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" in the program.
A very happy new year to all of you.
Best regards
Kirsten & Torben

Margaret Jones, Cheshire, England.
09-01-2017 - CW11 1RW, United Kingdom

Good Morning Dearest Andre it's grey an raining but the birds still come an lighten my heart along with your beautiful music. La Vie Est Belle is lifting my spirits an giving me strength for the day ahead in a couple of hours I must go to the hospital to sit with my friend helping to care for him an hopefully aid his recovery. For so many years 'The Lady in the Red Jacket' at Many Arenas has had the pleasure an support of your wonderful music I can't envisage a day without it. When the sun shines you make the day even brighter an vibrant, when it rains you chase away the clouds bringing rainbows an sparkles to the sky, when there's illness troubles an sadness you give courage,strength an hope turning to smiles an gladness. Your Music heals an rejuvenates Andre.Lots of Love Lady Margaret.

Francesca Franzoni Italia
09-01-2017 - Parma, Italy

Buongiorno Maestro,
ho visto le fotografie del concerto di Amsterdam!! Bellissime. Forse sarebbe ora di aggiungere qualche nuovo video .....magari con la bella sorpresa di Lei che dice che viene in prego non è facile spostarsi per tutti.........l'Italia la ama e l'aspetta o almeno metta un video di saluto ai fans italiani.............grazie.
Carissimi saluti e grazie per la Sua musica!!

Catherine Gaughy
08-01-2017 - Chesterfield , United Kingdom

Dear Andre, so sorry to hear the devastating news of Ruud, RIP and sincere condolences to you and his family . I find you and your amazing family of talented people great comfort to me. My father at the age of 70 suffered a massive stroke in August 2015 which has left him bedridden to this day. He loves listening to your wonderful music and watching the amazing shows you all put on and now has a large collection on DVD. I wish I could of taken him to one of your concerts but unfortunately this will never be possible. Maybe in years to come I will be strong enough to attend such a splendid event without sobbing all the way through! . You are in Nottingham on 23rd March 2017 and I shall be thinking of you there. Love to you all xx

beejay, Nottingham
08-01-2017 - NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom

Andre and the JSO, heartwarming to see the images of your first concert of 2017. As you say, the show must go on,but this must have been a difficult one for you all. When you return to the UK your fans will give you a warm welcome which we hope will lift your hearts. Ruud will NEVER be forgotten, living on in our hearts and in your music. We hope this will be of comfort to Lin and family. Looking forward to seeing you all in Nottingham.

Carmela Catinian
08-01-2017 - BRAD, Romania

Dearest Andre,
I couldn't even breath propetly until I saw you on stage again in Ziggo Dome.I know you now see everything from a different perspective including the meaning of life itself,because despite your optimism and being a never-give up-like person,you had to face the fact that life is so fragile and breakable and the human being is so very vulnerable.The most important thing is that,above all,you've found the inner power to overcome the collective tragedy and move on.It's admirable and really touching and all of you deserve our best.Thank you all for keeping on making our favourite music,so may your soul regain that kind of joy and wellness to share back with us. THANK YOU!

Margaret Jones, Cheshire, England.
08-01-2017 - CW11 1RW, United Kingdom

Good Afternoon Dearest Andre it's quite mild at 9c the gardens wildlife is busy as usual an 'The Lady in the Red Jacket' at Many Arenas takes her tea listening to the beautiful music from your Romantic Paradise Cd being slowly lulled to sleep by its enchanting wonder. Soon I go to my bed I was up the whole night supporting an comforting my dear friend so very sick, I just return from the hospital where he's resting better under medication. For most of the time I quietly played your music which soothed his pain an gave support to both of us, your music has a hidden cure reaching deep into the mind an body, he's slowly improving! Every year for 6 yrs I've attended your Brussels Concerts I'm so going to miss being with you but my heart will be there every moment. Lots of Love Lady Margaret.

Lynda Goodman, Motherwell, Scotland
08-01-2017 - NORTH LANARKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Hi, dear Andre & JSO,
My thoughts were with you all last night as you did your first concert in Amsterdam without your dear friend and fellow musician, Ruud. Although it must have been difficult to perform in your usual joyful manner that is exactly what Ruud would have wanted you to do.
I wish you safe travels through Germany on your hectic tour.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Glasgow in March.
God bless and take care
Love, Lynda

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