Renowned Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, conductor and composer, and his orchestra, paid a tribute to Frank Sinatra playing My Way on his Stradivarius violin at Radio City Music Hall – New York.

Particularly touching is embedded film clip of immigrants arriving in New York, seeing their first view of the Statue of Liberty, carrying their immigration papers, unloading their suitcases filled with their worldly goods, all stuffed haphazardly on the back of a small truck.

The reaction on the faces of the lucky people in the audience to Rieu’s performance is a wonderful reminder that we are, after all, a nation of immigrants.

With thanks to my cousin Carole, who sent me the link, you can all enjoy the video below:

 

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4 Comments on Dutch violinist Andre Rieu’s remarkable tribute to Frank Sinatra son of Italian immigrants

  1. In the hands of a Master the violin has the voice of angels.
    This video has so many personal connections to my life and my family, that it brought tears to my eyes.

  2. Tin Lizzie says:

    What an amazing performance. Andre Reiu is truly a master and gave a fitting tribute to Frank Sinatra son of Italian immigrants and also a tribute to all immigrants who made this country great.

  3. A. Steward says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m sure there were plenty of people with a tear in their eye. The sound to the violin is so beautiful and pure. I’ve viewed a couple of Andre Rieu’s concerts on PBS and he’s spectacular.

  4. lou renner says:

    what a beautiful and a great tribute to frank.

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