Alexander Rybak’s dream about having his own Christmas tour came true in 2010. With a big band of 11 clever musicians, his own stuff and crooner versions of American and Norwegian Christmas classics, he went on tour visiting 10 Norwegian cities and 16 concerts.
This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary and below you’ll find videos from the concert, the tour list with the name of the local guest artists, interviews where he promoted the tour and also what some of his tour buddies say about working with him 🙂 Just scroll down and enjoy 🙂
“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”
Life can be busy. We often become so caught up in our work and studies that we’re constantly on the go. And the same is true for Alexander; he’s always busy travelling around the globe attending to his various musical projects. Now is the season to take a deep breath, step back, and value what’s most important in life: spending time with the ones we love. Continue reading 22. December: Heading home for Christmas→
“Classical music isn’t that many steps from Rock’n Roll”
Winters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but it’s your loved ones who can bring back the warmth into the season.
What better way then to express the essence of winter’s soul than through music? Alexander does just this in the following video, where he performs Vivaldi – “Winter”, from his 2010 tour “Swinging Home for Christmas”. Continue reading 18. December : A Classic Winter→
Christmas is mostly a time for joy, but it can also bring back feelings of sadness. Perhaps you miss a somebody, or just feel lonely. Here’s an interesting video of Alexander singing about a “Blue Christmas” due to the absence of a loved one, from his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour in 2010. Continue reading 9. December — Blue Christmas→
“In expressing authenticity, Alexander Rybak was an important partner. He is a classically trained violinist of high calibre. This he demonstrated by his performance of his own composition, “Julevariasjoner” (Christmas variations) built over the song “Vi tenner våre lykter” (We light our lanterns), from the TV series “Jul I Skomakergata” (Christmas in Shoemaker street). Here he shows his virtuosity to the fullest. With a wide use of double grips, and other technical finesses, he carries the simple melody into several classical stylistic expressions.” From review of the Christmas concert in Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012Continue reading 6. December — Virtuoso Variations — Alexander Rybak→
After a rather hectic autumn, Alexander Rybak is swinging home for Christmas.
Half-way through his self-produced tour “Swinging Home for Christmas”, the multi-talented artist from Oksval can rejoice about his supportive audience and some great reviews. “A golden voice with a golden violin” and “a solid show”, Romsdals budstikke from Rb.nett writes to describe Rybak’s shows. “The live band-version of beloved christmas classics, without any worn-out songs. Makes one’s nape hairs rise”, Sunnmørsposten wrote.