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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Welcome to our smash hit The Music of Billy Joel! Each of our series is special. I have been looking forward to this weekend since we decided on the program last March. Billy Joel has always been popular in Philadelphia, so it’s quite wonderful to present his music for the first time with the sound of our very own Philly POPS! This year, we changed up our program schedule and had great response. The majority of our concerts — Sinatra, Christmas, and Carole King — have sold out or been close to sellouts. I’m now looking ahead to our Broadway’s Greatest Hits show in April and, most particularly, our premiere of an original program for May — Cirque Goes to the Movies! Cirque features the amazing acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie in a Michael Krajewski created show that you will see first. Next season, we have an incredible variety of popular music — spanning the decades from jazz to rock to modern Broadway. This newly announced 2016/2017 season includes Elvis; the Beatles’ 50th celebration of the Sgt. Pepper’s album; the freshest, newest hits from Broadway; and a centennial celebration of Ella Fitzgerald. The new POPS Rocks series that premiered last May closes out next season with the music of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and Journey. I think it’s the strongest lineup we’ve ever had. Settle in to enjoy Michael Cavanaugh and The Music of Billy Joel. And thank you for joining us!

Frank Giordano, President and CEO Encore Series, Inc., The Philly POPS

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Michael Ludwig

Marjorie Goldberg

Rachael Mathey

Ellen Trainer

Ghislaine Fleischmann

Scott Wagner

Charlene Kwas

Sarah Sutton

Rachel Segal

Geraldine Rice

Reina Inui

Nina Cottman

Ben Scott Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz


Robert Vieira

Jon Fink

Gared Crawford

Brooke Beazley


Uli Boeckheler

George Atanasiu Glenn Fischbach



Donna Grantham

John David Smith

Brian Pastor

Tamae Lee


Karen Schubert

Michael Purdy

Greg Teperman

Edward Schultz

Angela Cordell

David Cianci

Michelle Bishop

Louis Lanza

Pat Daniels

Frances Tate

George Barnett


Sarah Dubois James Finegan


Martha Mott-Gale

David Schneider


Geoffrey Deemer

Miles Davis


Stephen Groat

Joseph Smith

Tim Ressler

Mark Allen

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William Kerrigan

Matt Gallagher

David Nelson

Bob Gravener

Brenda Weckerly

George Rabbai

Tom Blanchard

HARP Andre Tarantiles


Growing up in Cleveland, there was music in my house all the time. The first instrument my parents bought me was a snare drum when I was 5. It was too loud, and then one day it disappeared. I was always singing. I would use a wooden spoon as a pretend microphone. When I was 7, my mom bought a piano for herself, but I was all over it. I was cranking out songs and playing it like crazy, so they got me piano lessons.


I put my first band together in 6th grade — keyboard and drums. We played at the talent show, and all the girls screamed. And I thought to myself: This is the only way I’m ever gonna make girls scream. By the time I was 13 or 14, I was playing 4-5 nights a week in nightclubs. Fortunately, I was a good kid. My parents were always there. We weren’t breaking any laws — except maybe curfew!


When I was 21, I camped out in the snow to get Billy Joel tickets in Cleveland. It was like 13 degrees — that’s how big of a fan I was! I’m glad I don’t have to do that anymore.

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Guest artist Michael Cavanaugh starred in Broadway’s Movin’ Out — the show that combined dance with Billy Joel’s songbook. Movin’ Out ran from 2002–2005 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical. Today, Michael performs with symphony orchestras around the country. HOW DID YOU MEET THE PIANO MAN HIMSELF?

In 1999, I moved to Las Vegas to play at a dueling piano bar at New York, New York Hotel and Casino. One night, Billy Joel’s touring manager Max called me and says, “I’m bringing Billy to come hear you at the piano bar.” Billy watched me play for an hour and was requesting songs. At the end of the set, Max says, “You want Billy to get on the other piano and play with you?” We had a blast! We were jamming on the Beatles and Elvis — trading off verses and singing together. All I could think was: Is this really happening?


Two months later, I went to New York, met Twyla Tharp, and auditioned with the Movin’ Out band. We’d never met each other, but we played Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, and it sounded like we’d been playing together for 10 years. Everything worked out, and I moved to New York.


Very intense. Playing in bands and piano bars was never the level of pressure that you have on Broadway. The first time I had to do Billy’s whole show in front of him, I don’t think I slept for a week. I remember singing Uptown Girl, and I completely screwed up the words. I look at Billy, and he’s laughing. I started laughing, and then I relaxed. It was a crazy time. I was nominated for a Tony Award. I was getting phone calls to open NASDAQ and appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. People back home in Ohio were losing their minds. It changed my life.

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HOW PHILADELPHIA CREATED BILLY JOEL Back in 1971, Joel was a no-name 22-year-old from Long Island. Then one day in 1972, local music producer Dennis Wilen, who had launched a live 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia concert series from Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios, got wind of Joel during a visit to New York and invited him to do a show. On April 15th, Joel sat down at Sigma’s piano. He played through much of Cold Spring Harbor, including “She’s Got a Way,” but it was a new and previously unrecorded song that really impressed Wilen and WMMR’s deejays: “Captain Jack,” based on a real-life neighborhood heroin dealer in New York City. In the following days and weeks, the station put its live Sigma recording of the song on constant rotation. Other stations on the East Coast caught on, and before long, a lot of people were singing the weird tune. Over at Columbia Records, legendary producer Clive Davis heard the buzz and signed Joel to a contract. Joel released the Piano Man album the next year, and the rest, as you know, is history. “It had a tremendous ripple effect,” Joel tells us. “The song just took on a life of its own.” Longtime Philly DJ Michael Tearson was working at WMMR at the time and says listeners couldn’t get enough of “Captain Jack.” “They wanted to hear it over and over and over again,” he remembers. “It was the top-requested item for the next two years.”

—Excerpted from “How Philly Created Billy Joel” by Victor Fiorillo. First published in Philadelphia magazine, August 2015. Copyright © 2015 Metro Corp. Reproduced with permission.

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announcing the

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music director

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI Michael Krajewski took the helm as Music

Calgary Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Edmonton,

Director and Conductor of The Philly POPS®

Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies.

with the beginning of The POPS’ 35th season in

Other international appearances include

October 2013. He also serves as principal pops

performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic,

conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,

the Malaysian Philharmonic, the North Czech

the Houston Symphony, and the Jacksonville

Philharmonic Teplice, the Iceland Symphony

Symphony Orchestra.

Orchestra, the Bilbao Symphony, and the Ulster Orchestra in concerts in Belfast and Dublin.

A conductor who brings an impressive list of symphony guest conductor experiences to his

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Michael attended

position in Philadelphia, he has worked with

Wayne State University and the Cincinnati

orchestras throughout the United States, Canada,

College-Conservatory of Music. He was named

and around the globe. He has appeared with the

Antal Dorati Fellowship Conductor of the Detroit

Boston and Cincinnati Pops, the Cleveland and

Symphony in 1979 and subsequently became

Philadelphia Orchestras, the National Symphony,

assistant conductor of that orchestra. For 11

the orchestras of San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit,

years, he was music director of the Modesto

Indianapolis, Seattle, Portland, Dallas, St. Louis,

Symphony in California.

Milwaukee, and many more. In Canada, he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the

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Michael lives in Florida with his wife Darcy.


MICHAEL CAVANAUGH Michael Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the title role of Movin’ Out and evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man himself. Michael appeared in the show for more than 1,200 performances over 3 years, receiving accolade after accolade, which culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations.

one fateful night in February 2001. It only took two songs before Billy was convinced that he had found his new Piano Man: Michael Cavanaugh. Michael closed up shop at New York, New York and moved to New York City to work alongside Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp, to shape the Broadway musical that would be called Movin’ Out.

Michael Cavanaugh is the new voice of the

With the close of Movin’ Out at the end of 2005,

American Rock & Roll Songbook. A charismatic

Michael began touring with a show that reinterprets

performer, musician, and actor, made famous

the modern pop/rock songbook. Michael continues

for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway

to perform worldwide for company and charity

musical Movin’ Out.

events, as well as sporting events, including PGA Tour events, the U.S. Open, and the Indy 500.

Michael began playing at age 7, when his parents bought their first piano. Encouraged by

It wasn’t long before symphony orchestras

family and friends, and inspired by his hero Billy

discovered Michael’s talents and audience appeal.

Joel, Michael formed his first band at age 10 and

He accepted his first orchestral booking, Michael

began playing local functions, fine tuning the

Cavanaugh – The Songs of Billy Joel and More,

craft that would become his chosen career. His

which debuted in April 2008 and continues to tour.

first full-time gig as a musician was an extended

In October 2008, he signed with Warner/ADA

engagement in Orlando, FL, at a piano bar

to distribute his first CD titled In Color. In June

called Blazing Pianos.

2010, Michael debuted his second symphony show in the Generations of Rock series entitled

In January 1999, Michael received an offer that

Michael Cavanaugh: The Songs of Elton John

would unknowingly change his life, with an

and More, and then debuted his third symphony

opportunity to play Las Vegas at the famed New

show, Singers and Songwriters: the Music of Paul

York, New York Hotel and Casino. It was there that

Simon, Neil Diamond and James Taylor in 2012. He

Billy Joel spotted Michael and joined him on stage

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guest conductor

JACK EVERLY Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. As Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Maestro Everly proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the National Mall. These concerts attract hundreds of thousands of attendees. The broadcasts reach millions of viewers and are some of the very highest rated programming on PBS television. Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American

Maestro Everly will conduct over 90 performances in more than 20 North American cities this season.

Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure,

Maestro Everly, a graduate of the Jacobs

he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway

School of Music at Indiana University, is a

shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored. He conducted

recipient of the 2015 Indiana Historical Society

Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello,

Living Legends Award and holds an Honorary

Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions.

Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He has been a proud

In 1998, Jack Everly created the Symphonic

resident of the Indianapolis community for over

Pops Consortium, serving as Music Director.

14 years and when not on the podium, you can

The Consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces

find him at home with his family, which includes

new theatrical pops programs, including the

Max, the wonder dog.

most recent Classic FM: Decades of Radio Hits. In the past 17 years, more than 275 performances of SPC programs have taken place across the U.S. and Canada.

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THE POPS TODAY Thanks to its passionate supporters, The Philly POPS is generating significant growth in ticket sales and attendance, with particular growth in the POPS subscription base. These advances are the driving force behind innovative programming for new audiences, meaningful work that benefits local communities, and a new slate of in-school education programs. The Philly POPS is breaking out of the concert hall and bringing music to the streets of Philadelphia and its surrounding towns. Look for POPS artists performing in pop-up beer gardens, city parks, leisure venues, public schools, alongside some of the greatest vocalists of our time, and at events featuring renowned guest artists.

SALUTE SERIES The POPS Salute Series, an expanding portfolio of programs performed on American holidays, celebrates those who serve our country, its cities, and communities. The performances this year — POPS at Longwood on Memorial Day weekend, POPS on Independence on July 3, POPS in Wildwood on July 4, and November 11’s performance on Veteran’s Day — showcased the magic of the orchestra to diverse and enthusiastic crowds. Our second annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas concert rang in the holiday season with a free concert for active military, police, and fire department families.

POPS IN SCHOOLS POPS in Schools enhances music education for approximately 1,000 students in the Philadelphia School District by embedding POPS artists in 10 high schools to coach and mentor music students participating in the All-City Jazz program. The Philly POPS is the presenting sponsor of the All-City Jazz Festival held each June.

POPS OUTSIDE Outside the concert hall, POPS Outside brings the talented and experienced musicians of The Philly POPS to unexpected places, including monthly community engagement experiences, free pre-concert activities, and in-school events.

POPS PRESENTS POPS Presents events expand The Philly POPS’ reach into a variety of genres and with guest artists of ever-greater reputation and talent, including Andrea Bocelli and Deana Martin. The Philly POPS has proudly been a Philadelphia icon for the last four decades and happily anticipates reaching tens of thousands of new listeners through these expanding programs.

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS DECEMBER 2015 The Philly POPS performs with renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli at the Wells Fargo Center.

SEPTEMBER 2015 The Philly POPS performs for Pope Francis on Independence Mall.

SEPTEMBER 2015 For the first time in over a decade, The Philly POPS adds a fourth concert to the Sinatra: A Centennial Celebration series after record ticket sales.

JULY 2015


The Philly POPS performs outside for 11,000 shore-goers for the first time in Wildwood, NJ, on Independence Day.

JUNE 2015 Launch of POPS in Schools kicks off with a presenting sponsorship of the Philadelphia School District’s All-City Jazz Festival.

MAY 2015 The Philly POPS performs for the first time at Longwood Gardens.


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 concert.

JULY 2013 Music Director Michael Krajewski takes over the “baton” of The Philly POPS.

JULY 2012 Frank Giordano takes the reins as President and CEO of the The Philly POPS.

DECEMBER 2001 The Kimmel Center opens with The Philly POPS as a founding resident company.

1999 The Philly POPS is designated as the official Pops Orchestra of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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LO BIANCO GIVES A SKILLFUL AND PASSIONATE INTERPRETATION OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY LEADER! —Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller ABOUT TONY LO BIANCO Tony Lo Bianco is a Brooklyn-born New Yorker who has appeared in numerous films, television programs, and stage performances, both on-screen and off as a writer, director, and producer — and has collaborated with many of the brightest creative minds in the performing arts, both past and present. His best-known film performance was as Sal Boca in the five-time Academy Award winning film The French Connection. On stage, Mr. Lo Bianco won an Obie Award for Best Actor in Jonathan Reynold’s Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the 7th. Following his memorable Broadway performance as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award. He also won a New York Area Television Academy Award and daytime Emmy for Hizzoner! The Life of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 215.546.3207 OR VISIT PHILLYPOPS.ORG/LITTLEFLOWER SPONSORSHIP AND VIP PACKAGE OPPORTUNITIES For Sponsorship and VIP Package information, please contact us at 215.735.2841 or

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POPS IN SCHOOLS announcing the

2016 ALL-CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL APRIL 30TH TPAC, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY FREE ADMISSION For the second year in a row, the POPS has signed on as Presenting Sponsor of the School District of Philadelphia’s All-City Jazz Festival through the POPS in Schools program, an ongoing supplemental music program which enhances music education for PSD students involved in the District’s jazz program. The festival, scheduled for April 30 at Temple Performing Arts Center, showcases the jazz combos of ten participating schools and the All-Star Band — the audition-only ensemble composed of the most talented jazz students in the district. The AllStar Band will be conducted by Terell Stafford, Director of Jazz Studies at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.


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SALUTE SERIES SALUTE SERIES 2016 EVENTS In Celebration of Independence Day July 3, 2016 Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA

In Celebration of Independence Day July 4, 2016 Philadelphia, PA

In Celebration of Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2016 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Philadelphia, PA

I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders Dec. 2, 2016

Celebrating America’s traditions and commitment to service. 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 large-scale performances that feature selections from the Great American Songbook, in celebration of our uniquely American holidays. For more information on attending or sponsoring our Salute Series performances, please visit

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center Philadelphia, PA

Encore Series, Inc. 2015/16


ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Frank Giordano, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Krajewski, Music Director Louis Scaglione, Executive Vice President and Chief

Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq., CHAIRMAN

Operating Officer

Gary A. Frank, J.D., VICE CHAIRMAN

Karen Corbin, Vice President

John J. Meko, Jr., SECRETARY

Patricia Wells, Office Manager and Executive Assistant to

Louis K. Habina, Esq., TREASURER

George Muller, Senior Director of Artistic Administration the President Bud Scheerer, Director of Sales and Customer Relations Sarah Maiellano, Senior Manager of Communications

Wilbert D. Abele

Jason Ward, Manager of Education and Community Engagement

George J. Awad, Esq.

Christian Poarch, Operations and Event Coordinator


Reginald-Chris Mendoza, Staff Accountant

Paul Conaway

Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master

Charles J. Davidson

Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian

Joseph Del Raso, Esq.

Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor

Daniel DiLella

Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor

Frank Giordano

Debbie Lobel, Stage Manager

Dr. Robert R. Jennings Charles Keates


Mark D. Lupke

Mark Gisi, Partner, Brand Strategist, Eastern Standard

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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PUBLIC RELATIONS Sharla Feldscher, Sharla Feldscher Public Relations

GENERAL COUNSEL David H. Marion, Esq.

CORPORATE & 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 POPS’ commitment to music excellence. 37TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON SPONSOR







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corporate partner spotlight

The Philly POPS is pleased to recognize Comcast NBCUniversal as a Salute Series sponsor. The Salute Series, an expanding portfolio of programs performed on American holidays, celebrates those who serve our country, its cities, and communities. Hallmark events include the treasured POPS on Independence concert on July 3 and the I’ll Be Home for Christmas concert, which rings in the holiday season with a free concert for active military, police, and fire department families. “With its robust programs to engage the military community and commitment to hire 10,000 veterans and reservists by the end of 2017, Comcast NBCUniversal stands tall among private-sector business for honoring those who serve our country,” said Frank Giordano, Philly POPS CEO and President. “We’re thrilled to partner with a company that shares this vision with the POPS.”

Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support the iconic and world-renowned Philly POPS for the enjoyment of the community. In addition, we are dedicated to supporting the military community and are particularly proud of our own employees who have served or continue to serve our great nation.

ABOUT COMCAST CORPORATION Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Visit for more information.

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Comcast, NBC10, Telemundo62, and Comcast Spectacor are proud to support the Philly POPS and The Music of Billy Joel. Thank you for your commitment to the arts in Philadelphia. COMCASTCORPORATION.COM

FRIENDS OF THE 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.


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The Caramanico Foundation

ENCORE CIRCLE $5,000 TO $9,999


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Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci

Dilworth Paxson LLP Mr. James M. Matour, Esq.


Haverford Trust Company Kaufman Financial Services Mr. Larry A. Kaufman LCG, Ltd. Gary A. Frank, J.D. Chairman and CEO LaVan Law Julie LaVan Macy’s Rochelle and Barry Magarick

MAESTRO CIRCLE $25,000 TO $49,999

Mark Nicoletti

EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella

Pepper Hamilton, LLP Anne and Joe Del Raso

Independence Blue Cross

RBC Wealth Management Martha and Bob Bolling

Susan and Chase McDaniel Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The City of Philadelphia Philadelphia Energy Solutions Phil Rinaldi Principal Partner and CEO


AJM Insurance Management Tony Mahon President Archer and Greiner, P.C. Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. American Airlines Beneficial Bank

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Abram and D. Walter Cohen Foundation in memory of Gail Denny CYBEX International Creative Financial Group Gary Daniels, CLU, ChFC, CAP DNB First Vince Liuzzi, EVP Chief Banking Officer 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

Sea Box, Inc. Mr. Terry Brennan

The Heritage Center of the Union League

GMIH, LLC Recycling Management Services Mr. Anthony Serafine President and CEO

Jacobs Music Chris Rinaldi

Manning and Virginia Smith


Clark Capital Management Group

The Union League of Philadelphia Mr. Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager Wanamaker Entertainment Group Paul Conaway Chairman and CEO Wells Fargo Bank Yamaha

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Cpt. and Mrs. Jack P. Lieberman, US Navy (Retired)

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Sean Reilly

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MUSICIAN CIRCLE $2,500 TO $4,999 Joan and Wilbert D. Abele

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Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ms. Ann Catania President

CTO Music Artists Carmen Tomassetti President Mary and Stephen Darlington Mr. Joseph M. DellaRatta Susan and Matt Dupee Barry Depew

TD Bank

Elko & Associates, Ltd.

The Wanerman Group UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Senator Larry Farnese Lisa Fazi Mr. David Fineman

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FRIENDS OF THE POPS Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Rob Wonderling President

Dominic Nigro

Patricia Wellenbach

Dr. Christopher Olivia Hon. Paul and Nancy Panepinto

Wellshire Farms Louis B. Colameco, III

Ms. Eliana Papadakis

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Marty and Janice Wilensky Cupersmith, Wilensky, Steiger, Stempler & Co. LLP

Penn Personalized Care Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP Official Physician of the Philly POPS

Wilmington Trust

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Barbara Petrone and Bill Suter

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Momjian Anderer, LLC Mark A. Momjian

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Brian Bezark

Mary Lou and Frank Burke Donna and Rita Catalano Sally Chandler and Mark Chalmers Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Clegg Frank Dandrea


Mr. Gary Ruff

Nina and Alan Kirschner

Joyce and Sheldon Eveloff

Mr. Paul Sloate

Dr. Ray and Terri Kovalski

Maris and Roger Evoy

Gabriel Staino

Drs. Lawrence and Lynn Levine

Julie and Richard Frost

Cynthia and Dr. Steven Sinclair

Mrs. Patricia Levitt

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frueh

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Shelly and Gerald Little

Mr. Donald Gagnon

John and Sandra Stouffer

James and Karra Magnetta

Joseph Gambone

Steve and Alice Tarr

Debbie and Elliot Maser

Mr. Peter H. Gistelinck

Rebecca and Brooks Van Pelt

Dr. Michael Mittelman

Mr. Wayne Griest

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Janet and Stephen Mullin

Dr. and Mrs. John A HarmanRobert and Megan Hausler

Edward and Stella Turzanski

Richard and Barbara Orr

Ms. Marilyn White

Patricia and Michael Pence

J. Allen Henryson

F. Gordon Yasinow

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Cheryl D. Gunter and Paul A. Rabe Lisa Hale

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Mr. Edward W. Hoy

Melville and Maria Ackerman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Purdy

Jim Iannuzzi

Pamela Altman

Regina and John Riordan

Gerhart and Anne Klein

Gwenne and Ron Bailey

Ralph Riviello, MD

Ms. Jacqueline S. Klein

Mr. Paul Berenato

Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Rosenberg

Stephen and Randy Klein

David Bolton

Bonnie Ledbetter

Thomas Brunner

Mrs. Ellen Berman Lee

Ms. Mary Louise Burgoyne

David Schneider and Rosalind Erwin in honor of William Nathan Erwin

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levine

Beverly and Herbert Cohen

Lenore and Brian Locke

Ms. Anne Congdon

Virginia and Thomas J. Lynch

Sarah and Joseph M. Corvasce

Dr. Edward Mahaney, Jr.

Constance and Robert Dalton

Joseph F. Marino

Dr. Janet F. DeBerry

Dr. Michael Mittleman

Mr. Robert Doman

Dr. Catherine A. Michon

Ruth Ann and Paul Fox

Mr. Christopher D. Myers

Dr. and Mrs. S. Michael Free

Mr. Richard F. Pagano

Julie and Richard Frost

Mr. Frank C. Palopoli

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Fulton III

L. Stephan and Rochelle Perchick

Joan and Larry Glazerman

Leatrice and Herbert Pincus

Harriet Beloff Goodwin

Mrs. Lois Pringle

Joseph and Jean Holman

Mrs. Lisa Procz and Ms. Marilyn Levin

Joanne and Carl Hudson

Ms. Lorraine E. Rodgers

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jaworowski

Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Rosenberg

Rona and Bob Josephs

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Carole and Robert Keidel

*in memoriam

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If you love the NEW Philly POPS and want to become a Friend, please donate online at to join others who share a passion for the Great American Songbook. Your tax-deductible gift makes a significant difference in the lives of thousands of fellow patrons by allowing our beloved stand-alone orchestra to continue to play the music you know and love to hear.

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Encore! Circle benefits, plus: • A special reception with Maestro Michael Krajewski and POPS leadership • 1/2 page ad in the Encore Series Program Book


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