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New Year's Eve with The Symphony

New Year's Eve with The Symphony: Timeless Classics - A Celebration of Pop, Rock, & Broadway

Sunday, December 31, 2023
8:30-10:00 pm

The Granada Theatre

Concert Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Pre-concert Dinner at Opal

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Concert Package starting at $250
Join us for an unforgettable pairing of food, music and celebration!

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Conductor and host Andrew Lipke puts the NEW in our New Year’s Eve tradition as he leads the orchestra in a thematic celebration about the passing of time with a set of pop, rock & Broadway classics that will have you dancing in the aisle and waxing nostalgic. In a festive evening of music, Lipke trades the conductor’s baton for his guitar to create some symphonic surprises! Our traditional salute to the military and Auld Lang Syne sing-along will round out the evening as we all create new memories in time.

The Artists

Andrew Lipke, Guest Conductor & Host

Christina Maxwell, Singer

Andrew Lipke is a Philadelphia-based, South African-born composer and multi-instrumentalist active in many different styles of music. In 1996, Lipke moved to Philadelphia to pursue a degree in composition at The University of the Arts and has since gone on to become a critically acclaimed and sought-after arranger, producer, composer, performer, and educator.

Andrew is driven by a passion to find the common ground between disparate styles of music, and his career reflects this. He has been featured as a composer, arranger, and/or vocalist with such prominent American symphonies as the Nashville, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Colorado, Columbus, Charlotte, and North Carolina symphonies and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.

Lipke has produced dozens of records for local and regional artists, and released six solo albums. In 2010, Andrew formed the Azrael String Quartet to perform music he had written for his album The Plague which upon release was named one of the “50 best albums of the year” by Philadelphia Weekly. His 2012 work “Siddiqah” was choreographed by The Columbus Dance Theatre for their production Rock Out!, which also included several string quartet arrangements of classic rock songs Lipke completed for the Carpe Diem String Quartet. In 2013, Andrew wrote a punk rock score for the internationally released epix film Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story, and in 2014 he had the privilege of completing orchestral arrangements for Blue Note Records artist Amos Lee’s sold-out show with the Colorado Symphony at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater. This concert was subsequently released as Amos Lee Live from Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony and prominently features several of Lipke’s symphonic arrangements.

In 2015, Andrew released his sixth studio record called Siddhartha. The first in an album cycle based on the Herman Hesse novel of the same name, Siddhartha has been praised for its “smartly constructed lyrics and gorgeously orchestrated melodies” (A.D. Amorosi, Philadelphia City Paper). The album features collaborations with members of Choral Arts Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Bach Collegium, and other prominent classical and non-classical musicians from the region.

Upon an invitation from esteemed maestro Dirk Brossè, Andrew is currently involved in an ongoing residency with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, creating, curating, and hosting an innovative, cross-genre concert series entitled “Intersect.” In addition to his composition, production, and arranging work, Andrew also tours the country with the critically acclaimed Led Zeppelin tribute band Get The Led Out.

Christina Maxwell is a New York City-based singer, actress, and executive.  

A graduate of the University of Michigan’s acclaimed Musical Theatre department, Maxwell performs across the globe.  Recent performances include featured soloist with Festival Napa Valley, Festival of the Arts Boca, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and at the United Nations’ 67th Annual Commission on the Status of Women.  In June, she joined renowned Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito in concert on the private island of Li Galli in Italy, and in January will perform in concert in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Additionally, Maxwell works at the intersection of the arts and the corporate world as Director at a global real estate firm, The Related Companies.  She serves as the Executive Director of High Line Nine Galleries, Related Companies’ collection of nine gallery spaces, and advises on the company’s art acquisition.  She also advises on cultural partnerships and corporate mental health strategy.

Maxwell previously served as a Pediatric Oncology Arts Therapist for the New York City nonprofit, RipRap, providing one-on-one music and art sessions to children battling cancer.  She was named the Distinguished Young Woman of America in 2012, for excellence in scholastics, leadership, and talent.  Maxwell is a native of Asheville, North Carolina.

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Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.
Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony's World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.

A very warm and special thank you
to our 2023/24 season donors and the sponsors making
this event possible!

Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Samuel M. & Alene S. Hedgpeth--
Conducting Sponsor
-- Dr. Bob Weinman --
Champagne Sponsors
-- Marilynn Sullivan --
-- Lois Duncan --

2023/24 Concert Season Sponsor

Sarah & Roger Chrisman

Corporate Season Sponsor

Grand Venue Sponsor

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