Our traditional New Year’s tour looks beyond the boundaries of classical music. Together with The Tallest Man on Earth and the Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, Amsterdam Sinfonietta brings a program that includes original songs by the Swedish singer-songwriter, classic Scandinavian composers and covers by Bob Dylan and Sting.
Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, better known as The Tallest Man on Earth, is the next performer in our long New Year’s tradition. The Tallest Man on Earth has the talent to silence a room with just his gritty voice and a guitar. In one evening he plays up to ten guitars, from acoustic to banjo. Together with him, Amsterdam Sinfonietta brings a program with Swedish folklore, classical Scandinavian composers, a selection of wonderful songs from the singer’s own growing repertoire, and covers by Bob Dylan and Sting, among others. Special guest is the New York string quartet Brooklyn Rider, with their insatiable hunger for adventure. “Frontman” Colin Jacobsen leads Amsterdam Sinfonietta.