WTVP - President & CEO
September 2007 - Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra
Photo of WTVP Retired CEO MChet Tomczyk
Chet Tomczyk
Chet Tomczyk - President & CEO, (retired 2014)

He's baaaaack...or at least he's on his way to Peoria. As you may have heard us announce during the August membership drive, Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra return to the Peoria Civic Center on April 17, 2008, and the only way to get advance prime seat tickets is with your membership to WTVP.

Once again Maestro Rieu demonstrates his support for Public Television by offering this exclusive advance opportunity to WTVP members. For a membership pledge of $250 to WTVP, we will say thank you by sending you two prime seat tickets to the concert. Please visit www.wtvp.org or call 309/677-4747 for details.

Peoria has a love affair with Andre, and Andre with Peoria and Central Illinois. The attached picture was taken last fall on a side trip to Maastricht, Holland during our WTVP Travels excursion to Switzerland and Germany. Andre graciously met with our Central Illinois group over lunch at the Charlemagne Restaurant and took time for pictures and autographs. I asked his PR people if Andre did this as a matter of course, and she told me that he did not; he just wanted to say a very special thank you to Peoria for supporting him and WTVP. That is truly above and beyond the call.

If you missed the last Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra in Peoria or if you just want great seats to this April's concert, I encourage you to pledge now while the great seats are still available.

Chet Tomczyk
President & CEO, WTVP (Retired 2014)

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