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André Rieu light up the Johann Strauss Orchestra with Martin

Netherlands-based Fairlight and André Rieu Productions design lighting for 100-venue concert tour with his Johann Strauss orchestra using MAC Encore Performance CLD and MAC Aura to meet the needs of live audiences, broadcast and cinema. It is important for the André Rieu Tour lighting be as compact, portable and low weight as possible to enable quick transitions between shows, supporting the tech crew as much as possible. The large number of performers in the orchestra need to be lit with a uniform field and dynamic effects to highlight different aspects of the performance, creating a great atmosphere for the audience.

To meet these goals, Maurice Verbeek, lighting designer at André Rieu productions, used lights including MAC Encore Performance CLD and MAC Aura, supplied by Netherlands-based Fairlight. The set is entirely made up of intelligent lights and all moving lights are LED. Martin MAC Encore CLDs are deployed as the orchestra’s key lights. Super-bright MAC Aura XBs are used as side lights, hanging at both high and low levels at the side of the pricing of the MAC Encore has also had an impact on the effects that Verbeek can create, enhancing the visual experience for the audience. “It’s made it possible for me to add more spots, so I can include more specific key lights,” he says.

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