Anson B. Nixon Park Summer Concert Series
Andrew Lipke is a Philadelphia-based, South African born composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is driven, above all, by his passion to create, blend, isolate, fuse and explore disparate musical genres. This innate ability is no more evident than with the songs contained in his forthcoming EP entitled “Overture” which for the few who have heard it, consider it to be the apogee of Lipke’s musical journey to date…
Lipke has been featured as a composer, arranger, and/or vocalist with such prominent American orchestras as Nashville, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Indianapolis, Colorado, Columbus, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Oregon Symphony Orchestras.
Lipke has produced dozens of records for local and regional artists and has released six solo recordings. Notably, he formed the Azrael String Quartet to perform music he wrote and produced for his album genre-crossing “The Plague,” which was named one of “50 best albums of the year” by Philadelphia Weekly.
Lipke’s credits also include a punk rock score for the internationally released EPIX film “Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story,” as well as completing orchestral arrangements for Blue Note Record’s Amos Lee and his sold-out performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks amphitheater. This concert would later be released as “Amos Lee live from Red Rocks with The Colorado Symphony.”