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ENCORE! SPECIAL EDITION
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Letter From the President
The Philly POPS
Conductor: David Charles Abell
First Annual I’ll Be Home for
Vocalist: Lisa Vroman
Christmas: A Salute to the
Military and First Responders
Organist: Peter Richard Conte
The Philly POPS Festival Chorus
Christmas in July in Photos
Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
Spotlight: Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Department
St. Thomas Gospel Choir
Board of Directors 2015/16
Subscriber Spotlight: Tina Ramagnano
Letter From the Governor
Letter From the Mayor
Corporate Partner Spotlight: Miller Lite
Music Director: Michael Krajewski
Memorable Holiday Moments
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Friends of The Philly POPS
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letter from the president
A MESSAGE OF THANKS TO THOSE WHO SERVE…. Tonight, on behalf of The Philly POPS Family and our Board of Directors, I welcome you to Verizon Hall to celebrate our Second Annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders. What a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season, honoring those men and women who, each day, make our community safe and secure. For those of you here in the audience tonight, we take this opportunity to say this: your commitment and service inspire us all! We thank Governor Tom Wolf for serving as Honorary Chair of this evening’s event. We are grateful to RADM Thomas Lynch for serving a second time as Chair of the event. The Honorable Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer, and USO of Pennsylvania President Joseph Brooks, all have made significant contributions to tonight’s events and to the other Salute Series events through the year. This event marks a second collaboration for this benefit concert between The POPS and some very special individuals. Without their support, we would not be here tonight. I would like to recognize the ongoing contribution of the chairman of The Philly POPS, Sal DeBunda, as well as that of board member Sandra Muller of Muller, Inc. Sandy’s work with Miller Brewing Company led to their becoming tonight’s Presenting Sponsor. In addition, RADM Lynch has brought on NEW DAY, his company dedicated to ensuring that veterans receive a fair opportunity to buy their own home following the completion of their service, as our Major Sponsor. To our guests tonight from all branches of the service community, we wish you and your families an especially wonderful Christmas season. Enjoy the concert! Sincerely,
Frank Giordano, President and CEO Encore Series, Inc., The Philly POPS
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I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders
David Charles Abell, conductor
Peter Richard Conte, organist
FEATURING Lisa Vroman, vocalist
The Philly POPS Festival Chorus
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Philadelphia Boys Choir
VERIZON HALL, KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir Frank Giordano, President and CEO, The Philly POPS
Presentation of award to Charles Ramsey, Police Commissioner Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia
Angels We Have Heard On High
Deck the Halls
Balulalow This Little Babe
Three Chanukah Songs
Variations on ‘Adeste Fideles’
I Saw Three Ships Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow, Brothers
arr. Bass INTERMISSION
Rear Adm. Thomas Lynch Soldier’s Cross Presentation—George Turak General Ronald S. Coleman
This is America! Performed by the USO Troupe Sweet Little Jesus Boy Some Children See Him
Robert MacGimsey/Alfred Burt
A Merry Christmas Sing-Along (see pages 60 & 61 for lyrics) Joy to the World Go Tell It On the Mountain
Lowell Mason, Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert & Buryl Red Lowell Mason, Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert & Buryl Red
arr. O’Neil arr. Wendel arr. Joubert arr. Joubert
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
John Frederick Coots
Robert Alex Anderson
George Frideric Handel
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A festive benefit performance led by internationally celebrated conductor David Charles Abell honored 2,000 individuals who serve Philadelphia and the nation all year long.
DECEMBER 5, 2014
Christmas was in the air at our July 21st press conference announcing this yearâ€™s Christmas Salute lineup. Special guest dignitaries, a visit from Santa â€” and 100 new bikes and helmets given to service community families!
JULY 21, 2015
POLICE COMMISSIONER CHARLES H. RAMSEY, PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
“The Philly POPS concert is a wonderful way to honor heroes who put their lives on the line for this city and country each day,” Ramsey said. “This musical tribute of respect and appreciation means so much to first responders, those in the military and the families of fallen heroes who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice, so we can enjoy life.” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey leads the fourth-largest police department in the nation with more than 6500 sworn officers and 800 civilians filling its ranks. Commissioner Ramsey brings 46 years of experience, leadership and expertise to his law enforcement service. An internationally recognized expert in the law enforcement field, the commissioner continues to be a leader in developing innovative policing strategies. Under his leadership, the Philadelphia Police Department has continued to make significant progress in driving down violent crime in the city. Commissioner Ramsey is nationally and internationally recognized among law enforcement peers for his law enforcement expertise. He has served as a leader of several related organizations and governmental advisory groups.
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TINA RAMAGNANO Philly POPS subscriber Tina Ramagnano, 89, was the first female civilian to head the Special Services Department at Philadelphia’s Naval Hospital (a post typically held by a naval officer), where she Bob Hope presents the Surgeon General’s Meritorious Service Award to Tina in 1975 for her innovative recreation program at the Naval Hospital.
worked from 1953-1979. In 1972, the Secretary of the Navy awarded her for having the most innovative program for veterans at a naval hospital — Bob Hope presented her with the award. “We had over 1,400 wounded troops at one time and I became aware that many wonderful veterans groups would entertain at military hospitals,” Tina says. “One night, I happened to be seeing Bill Haley and The Comets with my husband. I said, ‘Jim, I think the boys would really enjoy seeing him,’ so I asked Bill and he agreed.” “Our auditorium was jammed for his show. We brought them down in their hospital beds. That was the beginning. And
Tina organized an R&R trip for the patients to Miami in 1972. A Marine Corps General in Washington lent them a private plane for the trip.
then any time I saw a movie star or a celebrity within 100 miles, I would invite them. Ginger Rogers and Phyllis Diller, in particular, did a beautiful job.”
...the Secretary of the Navy awarded her for having the most innovative program for veterans at a naval hospital — Bob Hope presented her with the award. Today, Tina still lives in her South Philadelphia home and volunteers with the Opera and AARP. “I love to wake up in the morning with something to do,” she says. “When I left school, I went to work and I’ve been working since.” She’s been coming to POPS concerts for the last five years. “It’s always wonderful. I love every minute of it. I just get the Broad Street bus and come.” “In this career that I had, I can’t give myself all the credit — Marlene Dietrich poses with soldiers at the Latin Casino in 1959.
Ginger Rogers visits patients at the Naval Hospital in 1968.
I’m sure it came from up there,” Tina points up and says. “I did some of the most unbelievable things.” The POPS is proud to have Tina in the audience tonight.
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corporate partner spotlight
“We extend our sincere gratitude to Miller Brewing Company
of this important event and POPS activities throughout the
and Miller Lite for their unwavering support as title sponsor whole year,” said Giordano. “We’re privileged to work with
It is with great appreciation that The Philly POPS and
a company that supports local communities and the heroes
President Frank Giordano recognize Miller Lite as the
whom we salute tonight.”
title sponsor of I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders.
“Miller Lite has been a long-standing partner of The Philly POPS and their tremendous efforts within the community,” said Ashly Guhring, General Manager, MillerCoors. “It is a particular honor to be a part of this great event that celebrates the nation’s most admirable, our military and first responders.” Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick J. Miller. The company operates in the United States and Puerto Rico as part of MillerCoors Brewing Company. Their community outreach includes mentoring, educating, and networking to bring growth and positive change to communities.
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MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI Michael Krajewski took the helm as Music Director and
appearances include performances with the Hong Kong
Conductor of The Philly POPS® with the beginning of
Philharmonic, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the North Czech
The POPS’ 35th season in October 2013. He also serves
Philharmonic Teplice, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra,
as principal pops conductor of the Atlanta Symphony
the Bilbao Symphony, and the Ulster Orchestra in concerts in
Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, and the Jacksonville
Belfast and Dublin.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Michael attended Wayne State
A conductor who brings an impressive list of symphony
University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of
guest conductor experiences to his position in Philadelphia,
Music. He was named Antal Dorati Fellowship Conductor
he has worked with orchestras throughout the United States,
of the Detroit Symphony in 1979 and subsequently became
Canada, and around the globe. He has appeared with the
assistant conductor of that orchestra. For 11 years, he was
Boston and Cincinnati Pops, the Cleveland and Philadelphia
music director of the Modesto Symphony in California.
Orchestras, the National Symphony, the orchestras of San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Portland, Dallas, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and many more. In Canada, he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies. Other international
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Michael lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Darcy.
MEMORABLE HOLIDAY MOMENTS JULY 2015 Second annual Christmas in July event provides 100 new bicycles to deserving children of active military, police and fire department members.
DECEMBER 2014 Launch of POPS Outside! brings the vibrant programming, musicians, and featured guest artists of the POPS family to a growing list of holiday tree lightings and celebrations around the Delaware Valley.
DECEMBER 2014 The Philly POPS salutes military and first responders by giving away 2,000 free tickets to the inaugural I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders.
JULY 2014 The Philly POPS holds a first Christmas in July parade on Broad Street.
DECEMBER 2013 David Charles Abell leads his first Philly POPS concert as guest conductor of the Christmas concerts.
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THE PHILLY POPSÂŽ The Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, delights audiences with the inspired performance of American popular music. Now in its 37th season, the POPS celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through an expanding repertoire of innovative concert presentations and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives. The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year for the POPS. We get in the holiday spirit in November and December with our Festival Brass playing carols at tree lightings around the Philadelphia region. Our annual Iâ€™ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders concert kicks off the season with a free concert for active military, police and fire department families. The nine concerts that follow bring more than 20,000 people to the Kimmel Center to enjoy our popular Christmas Spectacular series.
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THE PHILLY POPS 1ST VIOLIN
TYMPANI & PERCUSSION
Anne Peterson Stephen Groat
ELECTRIC BASS Steve Beskrone
HORNS John David Smith
FLUTE AND PICCOLO
GUITAR Dave Cullen
TRUMPET Matt Gallagher
George Rabbai Dave DiValentino
VIOLA Davis Barnett
OBOE AND ENGLISH HORN
TUBA Brian Brown
BASS CLARINET Mark Allen
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DAVID CHARLES ABELL Conductor David Charles Abell was born in North Carolina, went to nursery school in New York, and came to Philadelphia, his mother’s hometown, at the age of 5. He attended Germantown Friends School for seven years, then moved to the Chicago area with his family. Having lived and worked in several different countries since that time, he now resides in London. He made his Philly POPS debut in 2013 and is thrilled to have re-established a warm connection with his early home. At the age of 12, David joined the Berkshire Boys’
Classical music, opera, and musical theater all contribute to
Choir, which was chosen to participate in the world premiere
a diverse career, unified by a serious yet theatrical approach.
of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at Washington’s Kennedy
Since last year’s Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular, David has
Center for the Performing Arts. David met Bernstein
conducted the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night at
again while attending Yale University and assisted him on
Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Sweeney Todd at English National
various projects in the 1980s. After completing his studies
Opera (starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel), Fiddler
at the Conservatoire Américain in France and the Juilliard
on the Roof (also starring Terfel) at Grange Park Opera and
School, he made his professional conducting debut in Berlin
the BBC Proms, and Kiss Me, Kate (in his own critical edition)
with Bernstein’s Mass. His association with Bernstein’s
at England’s Opera North, as well as concerts with the Royal
music continues: he recently served as Musical Supervisor
Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. In August, he
for Candide in London and has been asked by Bernstein’s
was the subject of a feature article in the Financial Times.
children to serve on the committee marking the centennial of the composer’s birth.
Upcoming projects include another new production of Kiss Me, Kate (at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris) and
David is most widely known for the two Les Misérables
return engagements with the Orchestre Pasdeloup,
Anniversary Concerts (10th and 25th), both of which have
London Philharmonic (for the film Brief Encounter with live
become PBS fundraising perennials. He regularly appears
orchestra) and Lyric Opera of Kansas City (Carmen).
on radio and television in the UK, most notably at the BBC Proms, London’s annual music festival at the Royal Albert Hall. These appearances have included the Richard Rodgers Centenary celebration (2002), a world premiere opera (2007), Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday (2010) and the War Horse Prom (2014).
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LISA VROMAN From Broadway to classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices. She starred on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and San Francisco as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. As “one of American Musical Theater’s most beautiful voices” (Cameron MacIntosh), she has garnered theater critics’ awards for her portrayal. Lisa starred as Marian Paroo in The Music Man (Hartford Symphony with Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy), Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate (Glimmerglass Opera/MUNY Theatre of St. Louis), Birdie in Regina, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins (Utah Symphony/Opera), Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus (New Jersey Opera), and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella (NYC Opera). For PBS, she appeared as Johanna in Sweeney Todd (2001 Emmy Award), and Hey! Mr. Producer (Royal Gala). She played Laurey in Oklahoma (BBC PROMS festival), Mary Turner in Of Thee I Sing (with Michael Tilson Thomas), and sang and danced opposite Dick Van Dyke as Mary Poppins at the Hollywood Bowl’s Disney 75th Celebration. Lisa is a frequent guest with symphonies including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Utah, St. Louis, Houston, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Cleveland, National, Cleveland, the BBC Concert Orchestra, as well as the Philly, Boston, Cincinnati, and New York Pops. Her Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Misérables. Ms. Vroman is a graduate of the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam (BM, Hon. Dr. of Music), and Carnegie-Mellon University (MFA), and is a George London Competition winner. Recent performances have included a tour of China, a concert series with L’Opéra de Rennes in France, and playing the role of Maria Callas in Terence McNally’s award winning play, Master Class. Please visit www.lisavroman.com.
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PETER RICHARD CONTE Peter Richard Conte was appointed Wanamaker Grand Court Organist in 1989. He is only the fourth person to hold that title since the organ first played in 1911. He performs concerts twice daily, six days each week, on the largest fully-functioning musical instrument in the world. Mr. Conte is also Principal Organist of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, and, since 1991, has served as Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, where he directs a professional choir in an extensive music program catering to the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Mr. Conte is highly regarded as a skillful performer and arranger of organ transcriptions. He has been featured several times on National Public Radio and on ABC television’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight. He has two radio shows: The Wanamaker Organ Hour, which airs on the first Sunday of each month, at 5 PM (Eastern), and can be heard via the internet at WRTI.ORG; on each Wednesday evening at 7 PM, his Grand Court concert is streamed live on YesterdayUSA.com. Mr. Conte performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and has appeared as a featured artist at American Guild of Organists’ National and Regional Conventions. He has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly POPS, and with numerous orchestras around the country. Peter Richard Conte has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Rider University’s Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, where he taught Organ Improvisation. He is the 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington. In 2013, the Philadelphia Music Alliance honored him with a bronze plaque on the Avenue of the Arts’ Walk of Fame. His numerous recordings appear on the GOTHIC, JAV, ProOrgano, DORIAN, and DTR labels.
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THE PHILLY POPS FESTIVAL CHORUS The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is a 150-voice ensemble that performs with The Philly POPS for Christmas Spectacular under the direction of Jeffrey Kern. The Philly POPS Festival Chorus began performing in 2002 and since then has performed in each holiday POPS series. The POPS Festival Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer organization comprised of singers ranging from high school students to retired professionals. The chorus has performed with many professional artists including Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Ashley Brown, Lisa Howard, Lauren Kennedy, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Ann Hampton Calloway, and The von Trapp Family Children.
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JEFFREY KERN, CHORUS MASTER Jeffrey Kern joined the faculty of the University of the Arts in 1991, where he currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. His responsibilities include applied voice, conducting, advanced piano classes, advanced sight reading, vocal pedagogy for teachers, musicianship, jazz ear training, styles and diction for vocalists, and classes for the Musical Theater Minor. He conducts the University Chorus, Handbell Ensemble, and various small vocal ensembles, while serving as head of the Voice Department. He has also acted as music director in the theater department’s productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Rodgers and Hart Revue, On the Town, and Weird Romance. In 1998, he received the Louise Beitzel Award for excellence in teaching.
Gail Fowler Middleton
Matthew Allen Derriso
Constance Quindry Yetke
Tom Baust - Accompanist
Jie Noland Liu
Luis X. Garcia
Mary Anne Saveoz
Mary Ellen Gilbert
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PHILADELPHIA BOYS CHOIR & CHORALE Renowned for its commanding musicianship, intelligence, and interpretive abilities, Emmy-winning and Grammynominated Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale has cultivated a devoted following worldwide for its highly acclaimed concerts and performances. Established in 1968, achievements include world tours, recordings with internationally renowned orchestras and soloists such as Luciano Pavarotti, television appearances, and praise from critics and audiences worldwide.
Boys between the ages of 7-12 who like to sing are encouraged to audition for the Choir. For information, call (215) 222-3500, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit phillyboyschoir.org.
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JEFFREY R. SMITH, MUSIC DIRECTOR Jeffrey R. Smith, Music Director, has firmly established PBCC as one of the most successful boy-choirs in America. PBCC maintains an extensive concert schedule throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as well as an illustrious international touring program. In 2012, PBCC performed at Pazaislis Music Festival in Lithuania. The 2013 tour took the boys in red to France with appearances at Notre Dame and the D-Day Beaches in Normandy. In 2014, the choir traveled to England and Wales with appearances at Kings College and at the Millennium Center in Cardiff. In 2015, PBCC went on a performance tour to China with 15 concerts in 24 days. Recent and upcoming engagements include Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Mann Center for Performing Arts, and the Academy of Music. PBCC has collaborated with many ensembles including Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly POPS, Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, Curtis Institute, the Mendelssohn Club, Vox Ama Deus, the Academy of Vocal Arts and Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia. Television appearances include Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, and The Today Show.
Colin Thomas Philip
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ST. THOMAS GOSPEL CHOIR The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir (STGC) currently consists of 89 spirit-filled, energetic, and anointed musical ambassadors of song. With evangelism being a very important factor in the choir’s ministry, the St. Thomas Gospel Choir share their music ministry with others at over 100 services, programs, concerts, and celebrations every year. Led by Walt Blocker, the STGC has traveled as far as Costa Rica, was named “best choir” in the Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound regional competition in New York, and regularly sings with The Philly POPS for its Christmas Spectacular concerts. Presently, the STGC has one song from its current CD nominated for a Grammy Award, and six nominations in the Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards.
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WALTER BLOCKER, MUSIC DIRECTOR Walt Blocker is the minister of music and director of the gospel choir at the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia. Under his leadership and God’s grace, the St. Thomas Gospel Choir (STGC) has made four CD recordings, which display his and the choir’s diverse styles of gospel music. Walt is a classically trained singer, a well-known music director, producer, song writer, vocal coach and sometimes writes music with The Philly POPS, for The Washington National Cathedral, and other music conventions around the country.
Anita (China) Guess
Darren T. Cottman
Audrey (Lynn) Northington
Clare Mae Daniels
Mary Ann Phillips
Susan Patricia Ben
Dr. Jay Fluellen
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015/16 Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq., Chairman Gary A. Frank, J.D., Vice Chairman John J. Meko, Jr., Secretary Louis K. Habina, Esq., Treasurer
Wilbert D. Abele George J. Awad, Esq. D. Walter Cohen, DDS, Chairman Emeritus Paul Conaway Charles J. Davidson Joseph Del Raso, Esq. Daniel DiLella Frank Giordano Dr. Robert R. Jennings Charles Keates Mark D. Lupke Barry Magarick Tony Mahon Charles D. Mandracchia, Esq. James M. Matour, Esq. Gregory Montanaro Sandra Muller Andrew J. Santacroce Samuel J. Savitz, Chairman Emeritus Louis Scaglione Anthony Serafine Gary Silvi Carmen Tomassetti Christopher R. VanDusen Deborah Smith Webster
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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ENCORE SERIES, INC. Frank Giordano, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Krajewski, Music Director Louis Scaglione, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor Debbie Lobel, Stage Manager
MARKETING Karen Corbin, Vice President
Mark Gisi, Partner, Brand Strategist, Eastern Standard
George Muller, Senior Director of Artistic Administration Patricia Wells, Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President Bud Scheerer, Director of Sales and Customer Relations Sarah Maiellano, Senior Manager of Communications Jason Ward, Manager of Education and Community Engagement
PUBLIC RELATIONS Sharla Feldscher, Sharla Feldscher Public Relations
GENERAL COUNSEL David H. Marion, Esq.
Christian Poarch, Operations and Event Coordinator Reginald-Chris Mendoza, Staff Accountant
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CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Philly POPS is extremely grateful for the generous support received from the following corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Their support is vital to The POPSâ€™ commitment to music excellence.
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37TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON SPONSOR
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FRIENDS OF THE PHILLY POPS The Philly POPS greatly appreciates the many patrons who have made an Annual Fund contribution as Friends of the POPS. Thank you! Your support helps make our concerts possible and creates a sustainable future. AMERICAN SONGBOOK SOCIETY $100,000 AND ABOVE
Dilworth Paxson LLP Mr. James M. Matour, Esq.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Parx Casino
Kaufman Financial Services Mr. Larry A. Kaufman
ORCHESTRA SOCIETY —
LCG, Ltd. Gary A. Frank, J.D. Chairman and CEO
$50,000 TO $99,999
Haverford Trust Company
Dottie and Frank Giordano
LaVan Law Julie LaVan
Miller Brewing Company
Muller, Inc. Sandra Muller President
Rochelle and Barry Magarick
MAESTRO CIRCLE —
PECO Pepper Hamilton, LLP Anne and Joe Del Raso
$25,000 TO $49,999
RBC Wealth Management Martha and Bob Bolling
EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella
Sea Box, Inc. Mr. Terry Brennan
Independence Blue Cross
GMIH, LLC Recycling Management Services Mr. Anthony Serafine President and CEO
NewDay USA Tom Lynch, RADM Chairman Susan and Chase McDaniel Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The City of Philadelphia Philadelphia Energy Solutions Drs. John* and Josephine Templeton, Jr.
CONCERT MASTER CIRCLE — $10,000 TO $24,999 AJM Insurance Management Tony Mahon President Archer and Greiner, P.C. Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. American Airlines Bochetto and Lentz
Manning and Virginia Smith The Union League of Philadelphia Mr. Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager Wanamaker Entertainment Group Paul Conaway Chairman and CEO Wells Fargo Bank Yamaha
ENCORE CIRCLE — $5,000 TO $9,999 David and Jennifer Cardy Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci CBIZ MHM, LLC Clark Capital Management Group
The Caramanico Foundation CBS 3 TV CFI, The Knoll Dealer 32 | Encore! | The Philly POPS
Abram and D. Walter Cohen Foundation in memory of Gail Denny
ZAC Management Group Anthony Zingarelli Principal/COO
CYBEX International Creative Financial Group Gary Daniels, CLU, ChFC, CAP
MUSICIAN CIRCLE — $2,500 TO $4,999
DNB First Vince Liuzzi, EVP Chief Banking Officer
Joan and Wilbert D. Abele
East River Bank Mr. Christopher P. McGill President and CEO The Foundation of Morris Hall St. Lawrence, Inc. Jayne and Walter Garrison Mr. and Mrs. William A. Graham IV The Heritage Center of the Union League Jacobs Music Chris Rinaldi
Anonymous Aqua America, Inc. ASL Transportation Group Mr. James R. Donnelly President and CEO BNY Wealth Management Francis T. Schickling, Jr. Senior Director Salvatore and Amy Calabrese Charles Jacquin et Cie., Inc. Mr. Stanton Remer, CFO Citizens Bank Chris Baxter
Jana and Frank D’Andrea
Mandracchia and McWhirk, LLC Mr. Charles D. Mandracchia, Esq. Managing and Founding Partner
Susan and Charles Davidson
Mr. Lawrence G. McMichael Mr. David R. McShane Gregory Montanaro The Philadelphia Cultural Fund The Philadelphia Phillies The Prime Rib Mr. Garth Weldon Republic Bank Mr. Harry D. Madonna Chairman and CEO Mr. Andrew J. Santacroce Louis Scaglione Harold F. Scattergood, Jr. Boenning and Scattergood, Inc Chairman of the Board and CEO
Economy Restaurant Supply Exact Designs Mr. Richard Walling Jerry and Lucille Francesco Ron Giordano Grace Financial Capital, Inc. Legacy Advisors, LLC Mr. Michael T. Piotrowicz President Cpt. and Mrs. Jack P. Lieberman, US Navy (Retired) L. F. Driscoll Co., LLC Mr. Leroy E. Kean Keystone Motors Edythe and Robert Mazer Elizabeth and Terrence McCabe
Christine and John Meko
J. and Brenda Nixon
Deborah and Andrew Webster William Penn Foundation
Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel Nina B. Stryker, Esq. Trusts and Estates Department Chair
Edward and Joellyn Cattell
Dr. and Mrs. William Mestichelli
Crash Proof Retirement Phil Canella and Joann Small Co-hosts and Creators
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Michaelson
Gen. Ronald Coleman
J.W. Pepper & Sons, Inc.
Susan and Michael Petrone
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Comita
The Philadelphia Foundation Pedro A. Ramos President
Michael J. and Lynne Cona Antoinette* and Charles Coyle
CTO Music Artists Carmen Tomassetti President
Sean Reilly Robert H. Rosen
Mr. Joseph M. DellaRatta
Susan and Matt Dupee
Joan Sacks and Lee Paynter
Monique and Gary Silvi
Elko & Associates, Ltd.
Sofia Orthopaedics Cookie Angstadt-Simpson and Larry Simpson Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP Wm. Sasso, Esq. Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ms. Ann Catania President
Senator Larry Farnese Mr. David Fineman
Gabriel A. Battista Beneficial Bank Bob Andrews Group, LLC Mr. Robert C. Andrews, Jr., P.E. President and CEO
Amany Mansour-Awad and George J. Awad Joseph Battaglini Charles E. Bennison, Jr. The Harold and Renee Berger Foundation Susan and Robert Brown Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway
Dr. Christopher Olivia
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LaRosa and Associates, LLC Certified Public Accountants Mr. Leon A. LaRosa Chair, Consulting Services
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Ms. Jane Windle
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Daniel J. Keating Company Stephen J. McKendrick Chairman and COO
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Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Rob Wonderling President
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FRIENDS OF THE PHILLY POPS continued Mr. Wayne Griest
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HOLDING IT DOWN: THE VETERANS’ DREAMS PROJECT VIJAY IYER & MIKE LADD APRIL 22, 2016 | 8 PM multimedia work that explores the subconscious, national and personal “ It’s an engrossingidentity, and the tensions between duty and conscience. ” – NY TIMES Kimmel Center is proud to present Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project, the latest project to emerge from the longtime collaboration of Grammy-nominated jazz pianist / composer, Vijay Iyer, and celebrated hip-hop artist, Mike Ladd. This multi-media work combines music, poetry, song, and video to portray the actual dreams of young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — turning the unspeakable to the speakable.
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Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
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proudly salute members of the Armed Services and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments
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CAPTAIN AND MRS. JACK LIEBERMAN, US NAVY (RETIRED) SALUTE OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED AND ARE SERVING IN HARM’S WAY.
They are the best and brightest that our country has to offer. Kudos to you all and may God watch over you and keep you safe.
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It feels good to give back. And together with our generous customers and employees, Macy’s averages more than $1 million a week to initiatives important to you and your community – arts, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women’s health and wellness. It adds up to $69 million a year. It’s a good feeling we can all share, and to us, that’s the magic of giving.
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Thanks to our military and first responders!
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We put our energy into the community. At PECO, our employees invest thousands of volunteer hours and we contribute more than $5 million each year to help our communities grow and prosper. We also champion efforts that impact education, the environment, arts and culture, and community enrichment. PECO is proud to support the Philly POPS’ Christmas Salute—A Tribute to the Military and First Responders. We thank all military and first responders for their sacrifices and applaud their service. Find out more at www.peco.com/community © PECO Energy Company, 2015
MAKE AN IMPACT The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly recognizes those who make a significant impact on our region each and every day: all members of the active military, our local police and fire departments, and other crucial first responders. We salute your unwavering dedication and ongoing service. For those of you not in uniform, but still looking to make your own impact, why not use your influence to bring the next major gathering of your business, volunteer organization or association to Philadelphia? After all, meetings and conventions generate billions of dollars each year for local businesses and support more than 188,000 jobs in the region. We’re here to help. MeetPHL.com or 1-855-MEET-PHL
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WE SALUTE THE COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION OF OUR MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS.
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FREEDOM IS A STATE OF MIND.
And you make that freedom possible. Thank you!
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SALUTE SERIES 2015 EVENTS In Celebration of Memorial Day May 23, 2015 Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
In Celebration of Independence Day July 3, 2015 Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
In Celebration of Independence Day July 4, 2015 The Wildwood Bandshell at Fox Park, Ocean Boulevard, Wildwood, NJ
CELEBRATING AMERICA’S TRADITIONS AND COMMITMENT TO SERVICE.
In Celebration of Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2015 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Philadelphia, PA
Here at The Philly POPS, we believe in honoring our country's longstanding commitment to traditions, values, and service through the transformative power of music. To that end, we've created The Philly POPS Salute Series, a collection of fun-filled small- and
I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders
large-scale performances that feature selections from
Dec. 4, 2015
the great American Songbook, in celebration of our
Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center Philadelphia, PA
uniquely American holidays. For more information on attending or sponsoring our Salute Series performances, please visit phillypops.org/salute. 58 | Encore! | The Philly POPS
Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. “Jack” One who loved his God, his Family and his Country February 19, 1940 - May 16, 2015 I know that my Redeemer liveth Job 19:25
DECK THE HALLS
Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la â€˜Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la Don we now our gay apparel Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la Troll the ancient yuletide carol
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Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la See the blazing yule before us Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la Strike the harp and join the chorus Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la Follow me in Merry Measure Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la While I tell of yuletide treasure Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL
Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh
O come, all ye faithful, joy—ful and triumphant
O'er the fields we go
O come ye O come ye to Bethlehem;
Laughing all the way
Come and behold him, born the King of Angels
Bells on bobtail ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight!
O come let us adore Him O come let us adore Him O come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord
Oh! Jingle Bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way Oh! What fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Silent night Holy Night All is calm All is bright ‘Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child Holy Infant, so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year Good tidings we bring to you and your kin Good tidings for Christmas and a happy New Year We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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