Daniel Bard direction and violin
Jonathan Jeremiah vocals and guitar
David Page bass guitar
The “Beyond Classical” New year’s tour by Amsterdam Sinfonietta has become a well-known project in the Netherlands. Every year, the unique and unforgettable performances by the orchestra with artists from the pop, jazz or world music scenes are a big success. The orchestra collaborated among others with Rufus Wainwright, Typhoon, Wende, De Dijk, and last year the indie pop artist Blaudzun.
This year, we share the stage with the British singer-songwriter Jonathan Jeremiah. Just three months after he released his first album in 2011, he made and appearance at the Dutch North Sea Jazz Festival. His career took flight: in early 2019 he toured the Netherlands with his fourth, up-beat album Good Day. This January, he will be climbing the stage with a complete string orchestra. Together, we will make a romantic journey along many of Jonathans inspirations, with a focus on the European Romantic period: composers, poets and singer-songwriters like Shakespeare and Goethe, Dowland, Mahler and Schumann, and also Nick Drake and Sandy Denny.
Jonathan describes it in this way: “We are all, in some respect, Romantics. We’re all looking, in our own ways, to readdress the imbalance we experience and focus on a rebirth of beauty, togetherness, warmth, sensitivity and all the natural impulses of our hearts. The romantic in each of us is more concerned with taking the side of nature and a simple life in favour of industrialisation, technology, bureaucracy and all else that threatens the natural world. More than ever, this feels like the time to bring Europe together and share in our commonalities, our beauties, emotions, freedoms and creativity that have always strived to unite us.”