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Letter From the President

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The Philly POPS Roster


The Philly POPS


Spotlight: The Philly POPS Today


The Philly POPS: Memorable Moments


Music Director: Michael Krajewski


Vocalist: Allison Blackwell


Vocalist: Dave Bennett


Subscriber Spotlight: Susan Zeager

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Artists and program subject to change without notice. Please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. No flash photography.


Elvis Spotlight


Administrative Staff


Board of Directors


Corporate & Community Support


Friends of The Philly POPS


Giving Levels


The Philly POPS: Corporate Spotlight



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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, It’s been too long since we’ve presented a Subscription Series concert at the Kimmel! I am thrilled to be back and excited that it’s ELVIS: The King’s Songbook. Everyone remembers the first time they saw Elvis perform. There is no one more charismatic— whether as a movie star or a rock icon. What everyone forgets is this: Elvis reinvented rock 'n' roll as the American popular music form, adapting from multiple uniquely American traditions including blues, gospel, and even a little bit of country. His magical performances opened the door; his contribution to our shared music history is sometimes lost in the brilliance of his presentation. This is the season that the POPS marches through the very best of popular music — celebrating Ella’s centennial year with an assist from the music of Louis Armstrong to Elvis to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ life-changing Sgt. Pepper’s album to the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac straight through to the blockbuster hits of modern Broadway. And, of course, the POPS Christmas tradition is a holiday kick-off party for everyone. As the POPS has grown over the past seasons, we’ve made it our mission to give back to the community that we strive to inspire, entertain, and serve. POPS in Schools! provides supplemental educational programming for twelve School District of Philadelphia locations. The newest is the Isaac Sheppard Elementary School at 2nd and Cambria — Suzuki violin for kindergarten, choir for grades one through four, and general music orientation for all. Of course, pictures to come! The Salute Series had an amazing 2016 with incredible shows on Memorial Day weekend at the Mann Center and on Independence Mall for July 3 and 4—and more to come! We’re set for Veterans Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and for our third annual Christmas Salute scheduled for December 2. If you’d like to support the POPS’s civic engagement through these free concerts, helping us to bring music to members our active military, our veterans and first responders, take a look at our website: I want to wish you an amazing season at the POPS, hoping that you’ll enjoy all of these moments ahead as much as I do!

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

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CONCERT PROGRAM OCT. 21 – 23, 2016

An Elvis Overture arr. Davis

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Burning Love Linde, arr. Berger

Medley: That’s All Right, Blue Moon of Kentucky Crudup / Munroe, arr. Berger

Promised Land Berry, arr. Berger


The Wonder of You Knight, arr. Podd

Dave Bennett

Always on My Mind

vocals, piano, clarinet

(You’re the) Devil in Disguise

Allison Blackwell

Christopher, Thompson & James, arr. Podd Grant, Baum & Kaye, arr. Berger


Love Me Tender Poulton, arr. Berger

The Dave Bennett Quartet


Tad Weed, piano

Leiber & Stoller, arr. Berger

Shelly Berger, bass


Pete Siers, drums

Surrender Now or Never Decurtis / DeCapau, arr. Barton

C. C. Rider

Traditional, arr. Berger

Suspicious Minds James, arr. Berger

If I Can Dream Brown, arr. Podd

Post a photo of your Elvis: The King's

American Trilogy Fantasy

Songbook experience on Instagram,

arr. Rassen

Facebook, or Twitter with hashtag

How Great Thou Art

#phillypops for a chance to win a

Traditional, arr. Berger

Medley: Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On

pair of tickets to any Philly POPS Subscription Series concert.*

Perkins / Leiber & Stoller / Williams, arr. Berger

Medley: Fools Rush In, Can’t Help Falling in Love

*subject to availability

Mercer & Bloom / Peretti, Creatore & Weiss, arr. Berger

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Michael Ludwig

Miles Davis

Brian Pastor

Rachael Ludwig

Stephen Groat

Michael Purdy

Ghislaine Fleischmann

Brent Edmondsen

David Cianci

Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz



Ben Scott

Kim Reighley

Brian Brown

Paul Reiser

Ron Kerber

Hyo Samantha Crawford

Frances Tate



David Nelson

Robert Vieira

Catherine Fukuda Joanna Thiagarajan

David Schneider


Stephanie Wilson

Michelle Bishop

William Kerrigan

Kate Suk


Tamae Lee

Joseph Smith

Greg Teperman

Mark Allen

Louis Lanza Sarah Dubois


Andres Levine

Norman Spielberg

Charles Parker

Darryl Hartshorne



Marjorie Goldberg

Karen Schubert

Ellen Trainer

Lyndsie Wilson

Scott Wagner

Jonathan Clark

Sarah Sutton

Ryan Stewart

Nina Cottman Gerry Rice

CELLO Uli Boeckheler Jon Fink George Atanasiu Brooke Beazley Glenn Fischbach Pat Daniel

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TRUMPET Matt Gallagher Bob Gravener George Rabbai

Zachary Crystal

HARP Andre Tarantiles

GUITAR David Cullen

THE PHILLY POPS® The Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, delights audiences with the inspired performance of American popular music. The POPS celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through an expanding repertoire of innovative concert presentations and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives. Now in its 38th season, the official POPS orchestra of Pennsylvania serves a consistently growing audience of over 100,000 annually. Music Director Michael Krajewski and the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra keeps listeners tapping their toes to an impressive repertoire of songs from colonial times to the 1920s up through today’s chart toppers. Outside the concert hall, Salute Series performances – including POPS on Independence on July 3 and the I’ll Be Home for Christmas — A Salute to the Military and First Responders event – celebrate the American tradition of service around important national holidays; POPS in Schools enhances music education for Philadelphia School District students; and POPS Outside brings POPS music to local communities. The Philly POPS performs as a founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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The Philly 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, and alongside some of the greatest vocalists of our time.

Salute Series The Salute Series, an expanding portfolio of programs performed on American holidays, celebrates those who serve our country, its cities, and communities. Performances including Memorial Salute, POPS on Independence on July 3, POPS in Philadelphia on July 4, and Veterans Salute showcase the magic of the orchestra to diverse and enthusiastic crowds. The annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas concert rings 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 ten 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 spring.

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.

The Philly POPS is presented by Encore Series, Inc., a non-profit organization enriching the cultural life of Philadelphia through the performing arts. For more information, please visit

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THE PHILLY POPS Memorable Moments July 2016

December 2014

In addition to July 3’s traditional POPS on Independence

Launch of POPS Outside! brings the vibrant

concert, the POPS brass percussion ensemble performs

programming, musicians and featured guest artists

at Philadelphia’s televised July 4 Celebration of

of the POPS family to a growing list of holiday tree

Freedom ceremony.

lightings and celebrations around the Delaware Valley.

May 2016

July 2013

The Philly POPS partners with the Mann Center for the

Music Director Michael Krajewski takes over the “baton”

Performing Arts for Philadelphia’s first-ever Memorial

of The Philly POPS.

Day concert: Memorial Salute.

July 2012

December 2015

Frank Giordano takes the reins as President and CEO of

The Philly POPS performs with renowned tenor Andrea

the The Philly POPS.

Bocelli at the Wells Fargo Center.

December 2001

September 2015

The Kimmel Center opens with The Philly POPS as a

The Philly POPS performs for Pope Francis on

founding resident company.

Independence Mall.

June 2015 Launch of POPS in Schools kicks off with a presenting

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

sponsorship of the Philadelphia School District's All City Jazz Festival.

1979 The Philly POPS is founded by Moe Septee.

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music director

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski’s earliest memories of hearing symphonic music were summertime concerts in local parks in his hometown of Detroit. “My parents enjoyed music, but didn’t go to classical concerts,” Michael says. “My first tastes of hearing an orchestra live were in that informal setting, and that’s what probably steered me toward becoming a pops conductor.” He knew he wanted a career in music and always harbored the idea of becoming a conductor in the back of his mind. “I decided to get serious about myself as a musician and see how far I could push myself,” he says. “It seemed like a pipe dream — no one around where I grew up even thinks about something like becoming an orchestra conductor, but I didn’t want to live the rest of my life wondering what would have happened if I hadn’t tried.”

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Michael’s big break came when he was named Antal Dorati Fellowship Conductor of the Detroit Symphony in 1979 and gained experience conducting a major American orchestra. He went on to become assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony, resident conductor of the Florida Symphony, and music director of Modesto Symphony — all the while splitting his time between conducting classical, educational, pops, and outdoor concerts, often before non-traditional audiences. He is now a full-time pops conductor and serves as principal pops conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and since 2013, as Music Director and Conductor of The Philly POPS. Michael especially enjoys creating pops programs from scratch. “We’re playing music that wasn’t written for symphony orchestra ­— we create all new arrangements and match the right artists to the programs,” he says. “It’s really satisfying.” His favorite experiences include pairing music with Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics and creating tributes to American popular music legends like Simon & Garfunkel and Carole King. “I feel that The Philly POPS is the best pops orchestra in the country and the best at doing these kinds of concerts,” Michael says. “And I love Philadelphia ­— it has a wonderful history and tradition of excellence in music and the performing arts.” Michael has conducted throughout North America and around the globe, and has collaborated with a diverse group of internationally-renowned artists, including Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Wynonna Judd, Jason Alexander, Chicago, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Michael lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Darcy. He enjoys solving crossword puzzles, photography, and traveling ­— especially to Italy.

“I feel that The Philly POPS is the best pops orchestra in the country and the best at doing these kinds of concerts, and I love Philadelphia…" —MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI

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“…for my money it was vocalist Allison Blackwell who made the evening.” —PETER DOBRIN PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER


ALLISON BLACKWELL A frequent collaborator with Maestro Michael Krajewski and The Philly POPS, Allison Blackwell is thrilled to be returning to her hometown of Philadelphia to celebrate the music of Elvis Presley. Last seen with The Philly POPS for its July 3rd Independence Hall concert, Philadelphia Inquirer reviewer Peter Dobrin noted, “…for my money it was vocalist Allison Blackwell who made the evening. In a luscious orchestration of Gershwin’s ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, the POPS and Blackwell created one of those great city moments when everything seems to stop. The sounds of goodness, sincerity, and warmth poured forth.” A singer with a versatile range from opera to gospel, Allison has been seen in such Broadway shows as The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, A Night With Janis Joplin, and Disney’s The Lion King. She has been a guest artist with various orchestras across the country and made her Philly POPS debut last February in Tapestry: Carole King Songbook. Ms. Blackwell has also been seen in two Live from Lincoln Center on PBS productions: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson and Show Boat starring Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis. Allison is a graduate of Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She holds a M.M. in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory and a B.A. in English from Spelman College. She dedicates these concerts to her mother and father who taught her to dream without fear.

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DAVE BENNETT A multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums and vocalizes. He is the only artist anywhere saluting The Roots of Pop, covering music from the Swing Era to early Rockabilly and Country, to Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and more. His 2013 CD Don't Be That Way met with critical acclaim. His second CD, slated for 2016 release, is currently in production featuring original compositions influenced by Dave’s appreciation of jazz, blues, swing, gospel, and pop.

“My favorite era of Elvis is 1954 to 1956 when he was 19 to 21 — he was purely going by instinct and he was revolutionizing music. In sixth grade, I instantly fell in love with the "Elvis ‘56" album and as a result, taught myself to sing and play guitar.” —DAVE BENNETT

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subscriber spotlight

SUSAN ZEAGER Susan (far right) with friends Helen and Carolyn, and members of the Festival Chorus from the Broadway's Greatest Hits show.

Since becoming a subscriber 12 years ago, Susan Zeager has brought 51 different people to POPS shows! As a world traveler, her guests have included people from Australia, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Ukraine. “The friends from other countries have been especially impressed,” she said. “They haven’t been to anything like the POPS.” A lifelong Norristown resident, Susan graduated from Ursinus College, has a Master’s Degree in French from Millersville University, and taught middle school French for 38 years at Wissahickon Middle School in Ambler. Today, she’s retired, but volunteers for Art Goes to School in the Norristown elementary schools and is active in the Friends of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, the American Association of Teachers of French, the Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages, and her church in Norristown. Susan sits in Tier 2, overlooking the orchestra. For last three years, her friends Carolyn Evans and Helen Vinick have also subscribed and sat with Susan.

FAVORITE POPS MUSICIAN "We love to watch [principal percussionist] Bill Kerrigan running around playing all the percussion instruments. It’s just so fun to see him in action.”

FAVORITE SHOWS "The Carole King show was really great. I loved the walk down memory lane with all the songs that I remember. And Cirque Goes to the Movies was just amazing.”

CLOSING THOUGHT "I don’t play a musical instrument, but I’m an excellent applauder!”

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Susan (center) with friends Amy (a fellow ESL teacher) and Hugo (who was in from Honduras).


Fourth Annual POPS Ball


ELVIS SPOTLIGHT Excerpted from the If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra album booklet, October 2015

"Elvis ... loved the big sound and fullness of an orchestra. If he had his way, he would have had a full 60-piece orchestra on his stage performances. Elvis never seemed satisfied after many of his recording sessions. If he had it his way … he would have made the sound fuller … added richness with even more instruments. What I would like people to know is that Elvis was so much more than rock ‘n’ roll. Elvis taught himself by listening to the music of those artists who inspired him. His personal record collection was so diverse from classical as in the Boston Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, opera, R&B, country, gospel, crooners, harmonizing groups and ballads." —Priscilla Presley

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We asked Elvis fans to share their favorite memories of The King on the POPS's Facebook page to win tickets to see the show. Here are some of the highlights.

Bernadette Zotter's Elvisthemed Christmas tree.

Local musician Billy Brown sang Elvis music all over Philadelphia to announce that tickets were on sale for this weekend's show.

Andrea Cichocki Johanson, in an Elvis shirt, with Elvis impersonators.

The "ELVIS Overload Bagel" at The Bagel Nook in Freehold, New Jersey: a French toast bagel with peanut butter swirl cream cheese, crispy bacon, topped with sliced banana.

Teresa Regan Kocudak's mom at the original Sun Studios holding Elvis's microphone.

Joanne Harris Miller, with her daughter and father, at her daughter's Elvis-themed birthday party.

Eileen Fabry with an Elvis impersonator.

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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 Patricia Wells, Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President Karen Corbin, Vice President Jeth Mill, Senior Director of Programs and Production

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016–17 Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. Chairman Gary A. Frank, J.D. Vice Chairman John J. Meko, Jr. Secretary Louis K. Habina, Esq. Treasurer

Bud Scheerer, Director of Sales and Customer Relations

Wilbert D. Abele

Sarah Maiellano, Assistant Director of Communications

George J. Awad, Esq.

Jason Ward, Senior Manager of Engagement Reginald Chris-Mendoza, Staff Accountant

D. Walter Cohen, DDS Chairman Emeritus

Joseph Croft, Contributed Revenue Coordinator

Paul Conaway

Keith Obaza, Program Associate

Charles J. Davidson Joseph Del Raso, Esq.

Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master

Daniel DiLella

Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian

Carol A. Eggert

Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor

Frank Giordano

Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor

Louis K. Habina, Esq.

Debbie Lobel, Stage Manager

Mark D. Lupke Barry Magarick

Marketing Mark Gisi, Partner, Brand Strategist, Eastern Standard

Bruce Anthony Mahon II

Public Relations Sharla Feldscher, Feldscher Horwitz Public Relations

Gregory Montanaro

James M. Matour, Esq.

Sandra Muller Anthony “Tony” Roth

General Counsel David H. Marion, Esq.

Andrew J. Santacroce Samuel J. Savitz Chairman Emeritus Louis Scaglione Anthony Serafine Gary Silvi Deborah Smith Webster

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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's commitment to music excellence. The Philly POPS is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) certified to receive donations through Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). 38TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON SPONSOR








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 Comcast NBCUniversal Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Parx Casino

ORCHESTRA SOCIETY $50,000 to $99,999

LCG, Ltd. Gary A. Frank, J.D. Chairman and CEO LaVan Law Julie LaVan Macy's Rochelle and Barry Magarick Mr. Mark Nicoletti

Dottie and Frank Giordano


Susan and Chase McDaniel

Pepper Hamilton, LLP Anne and Joe Del Raso

Miller Brewing Company Muller, Inc. Sandra Muller President Philadelphia Energy Solutions Phil Rinaldi Principal Partner and CEO

MAESTRO CIRCLE $25,000 to $49,999 AJM Insurance Management Tony Mahon President EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella Independence Blue Cross Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The City of Philadelphia

CONCERT MASTER CIRCLE $10,000 to $24,999 Archer and Greiner, P.C. Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. Beneficial Bank Bochetto and Lentz CBS3 TV CFI, The Knoll Dealer Dilworth Paxson LLP Mr. James M. Matour, Esq. Haverford Trust Company Kaufman Financial Services Mr. Larry A. Kaufman

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GMIH, LLC Recycling Management Services Mr. Anthony Serafine President and CEO Manning and Virginia Smith The Union League of Philadelphia Mr. Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager Wanamaker Entertainment Group Paul Conaway Chairman and CEO Yamaha

ENCORE CIRCLE $5,000 to $9,999 Sea Box, Inc. Mr. Terry Brennan David and Jennifer Cardy Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci Clark Capital Management Group 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.

Jerry and Lucille Francesco Jayne and Walter Garrison Mr. and Mrs. William A. Graham IV The Heritage Center of the Union League Jacobs Music Chris Rinaldi Urve Mollerson-Grad and Victor Maggitti John Marsella Mandracchia and McWhirk, LLC Mr. Charles D. Mandracchia, Esq. Managing and Founding Partner Mr. David R. McShane Gregory Montanaro NewDay USA Tom Lynch, RADM Chairman The Philadelphia Cultural Fund The Philadelphia Phillies The Prime Rib Mr. Garth Weldon Republic Bank Mr. Harry D. Madonna Chairman and CEO Eric Rosen in memory of Robert Rosen Mr. Andrew J. Santacroce Louis Scaglione Boenning and Scattergood, Inc Harold F. Scattergood, Jr. Chairman of the Board and CEO George Turak UMH Holdings John Aglialoro and Joan Carter Visit Philadelphia Deborah and Andrew Webster Wells Fargo Bank William Penn Foundation Wilmington Trust ZAC Management Group Anthony Zingarelli Principal/COO

MUSICIAN CIRCLE $2,500 to $4,999 Joan and Wilbert D. Abele Anonymous Aqua America, Inc. ASL Transportation Group Mr. James R. Donnelly President and CEO BNY Wealth Management Francis T. Schickling, Jr. Senior Director

Sean Reilly Roscommon International Rowan University Dr. Ali Houshmand President

Crash Proof Retirement Phil Canella and Joann Small Co-hosts and Creators CRW Graphics David Van Dusen

Monique and Gary Silvi

CTO Music Artists Carmen Tomassetti President

Karen and John Sirlin

Mr. Joseph M. Della Ratta

Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP Wm. Sasso, Esq.

Susan and Matt Dupee

Joan Sacks and Lee Paynter

Barry Depew

Charles Jacquin et Cie., Inc. Mr. Stanton Remer, CFO

Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ms. Ann Catania President

Citizens Bank

TD Bank

Chris Baxter

Mr. David Fineman

The Wanerman Group UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Rob Wonderling President

Salvatore and Amy Calabrese

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BATON CIRCLE $1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous

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Artistic Designs by Deidre Bob & Deidre Gatta

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Exact Designs Mr. Richard Walling Ron Giordano Grace Financial Capital, Inc. Legacy Advisors, LLC Mr. Michael T. Piotrowicz President

Mr. Thomas Giangiulio

Bob Andrews Group, LLC Mr. Robert C. Andrews, Jr., P.E. President and CEO Dr. Sucha and Mr. Michael Asbell Amany Mansour-Awad and George J. Awad

Marc Hembrough Dr. Robert R. Jennings Gavin Kahn Daniel J. Keating Company Stephen J. McKendrick Chairman and COO Michael Keenan

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

Joseph Battaglini

L. F. Driscoll Co., LLC Mr. Leroy E. Kean

The Harold and Renee Berger Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Marion, Esq.

Susan and Robert Brown

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Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway

LaRosa and Associates, LLC Certified Public Accountants Mr. Leon A. LaRosa Chair, Consulting Services

Elizabeth and Terrence McCabe

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Riccardo Longo

Christine and John Meko

Joan and Richard Carella

Dominic Liberi

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Mr. Paul Catinella

Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel Nina B. Stryker, Esq. Trusts and Estates Department Chair

Edward and Joellyn Cattell

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Ivan Ciment

The Reverend Michael Lipareli

Priscilla and Aaron Cohen

Ms. Theresa M. Lucianetti

Gen. Ronald Coleman

Mr. Mark D. Lupke

Kevin Collins

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Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Comita

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Michael J. and Lynne Cona

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Antoinette* and Charles Coyle

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Dr. and Mrs. William Mestichelli

Paul Stewart

Metropolitan Contract Carpet Joe Pelosi

Walter and Alice Strine

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Michaelson

Technology Concierge Group Gerald Francesco President

Michael Milone Momjian Anderer, LLC Mark A. Momjian

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Szoke

PRINCIPAL PLAYER $500 to $749 Rosemary Adiletto Aegis Property Group Barbara Alton Dr. and Mrs. Barry Ashmen

Morgan Stanley

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Mark Morganthaler

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Tot-Time Child Development Centers, Inc. Ms. Donna M. Parisi Owner

Dominic Nigro

Charlie Wade

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The Reverend Lucy Pierre

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Zook Dinon PA

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Mary Lou and Frank Burke Donna and Rita Catalano CD Realty Advisors Craig Frater Sally Chandler and Mark Chalmers Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Clegg Frank Dandrea John Diederich


Marian Disken

JerseyMan Magazine Ken Dunek Publisher

Eleanor and Carl Dunn

National HR Jay Nistad Principal Peterson Service Company Renee Fiorelli President Precision Automation Fred Rexon President & CEO White Penny Jon Cofsky Principal

Emilio Degregorio The Honorable Thomas Jay Ellis Mr. Jack Emas Joyce and Sheldon Eveloff Maris and Roger Evoy Ruth Ann and Paul Fox Julie and Richard Frost Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frueh Mr. Donald Gagnon Joseph Gambone Mr. Peter H. Gistelinck Joan and Larry Glazerman Mr. Wayne Griest Nancy and Alan Grossman Dr. and Mrs. John A. Harman

PERFORMER $375 to $499

ENTHUSIAST $250 to $374

Gwenne and Ron Bailey

Melville and Maria Ackerman

Mr. Paul Berenato

Pamela Altman

David Bolton

Thomas Brunner

Ms. Mary Louise Burgoyne

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Mr. Robert Doman

Ms. Anne Congdon

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Sarah and Joseph M. Corvasce

Julie and Richard Frost

David Courtright

Stephen and Randy Klein

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Fulton III

Constance and Robert Dalton

Bonnie Ledbetter

Alan C. Grossman

Robert Dorman

Mrs. Ellen Berman Lee

Joseph and Jean Holman

Harriet Beloff Goodwin

Drs. Lawrence and Lynn Levine

Joanne and Carl Hudson

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jaworowski

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levine

Rona and Bob Josephs

Dr. Ray and Terri Kovalski

Lenore and Brian Locke

Carole and Robert Keidel

Carole Marani

Virginia and Thomas J. Lynch

Mrs. Patricia Levitt

John McIntyre

Dr. Edward Mahaney, Jr.

Shelly and Gerald Little

Hermann Moser

James and Karra Magnetta

Janet and Stephen Mullin

Debbie and Elliot Maser

Richard and Barbara Orr

Dr. Michael Mittelman

Patricia and Michael Pence

Patricia and Gordon Munson

Drs. Domenic and Dorothy Pisano

C. Raymond Nelson

Michelle and Mark Pressman

Mr. Frank C. Palopoli

NewsHeisler Wealth Management John Heisler, CFP

Regina and John Riordan

L. Stephan and Rochelle Perchick

Penn Virginia Corporation

Leatrice and Herbert Pincus

Mr. Brian Pultro

The Rotary Club of Washington Township

Mrs. Lois Pringle

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Purdy

Dr. Larry and Bonnie Seidman

Mrs. Lisa Procz and Ms. Marilyn Levin

Ralph Riviello, MD

Nancy Sullivan

Ms. Lorraine E. Rodgers

Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Rosenberg

Ronald Vickers

Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Rosenberg

Ms. Dale Wallace

Curtis G. Shaffer and Thomas F. Kelly

David Schneider and Rosalind Erwin in honor of William Nathan Erwin

Mr. Gary Ruff

Dr. C. Morris Smith

Mr. Paul Sloate

Current Membership as of date of printing.

Ms. Myrna Soberano

*in memoriam

Gabriel Staino

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Sporn

Cynthia and Dr. Steven Sinclair

Mary Anne and John Sullivan

S.T. Hudson Engineers, Inc.

Ms. Joyce Ann Swoyer

John and Sandra Stouffer

Dr. Anthony and Marlene Volpe

Steve and Alice Tarr

Barbara and Joseph V. Weber

Robert and Megan Hausler J. Allen Henryson Cheryl D. Gunter and Paul A. Rabe Lisa and Neal Howard Mr. Edward W. Hoy Jim Iannuzzi Nina and Alan Kirschner Gerhart and Anne Klein Ms. Jacqueline S. Klein

Joseph F. Marino Dr. Michael Mittleman Dr. Catherine A. Michon Mr. Christopher D. Myers Mr. Richard F. Pagano

Rebecca and Brooks Van Pelt

Nancy and Thomas Rocereto

Ms. Linda M. Werne

Wealth Development Group Ms. Marilyn White Bonnie Brown and Don Wynne F. Gordon Yasinow

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Join the Friends of The Philly Pops Today! 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. FRIEND — $75 to $124

BATON CIRCLE — $1,000 TO $2,499

• 10% discount on single tickets

Conductor Circle benefits, plus:

ADMIRER — $125 TO $249 Friend benefits, plus: • Priority seating change request for your subscription ENTHUSIAST — $250 TO $374 Admirer benefits, plus: • Acknowledgement of your contribution in the Encore! program book PERFORMER — $375 TO $499 Enthusiast benefits, plus: • Complimentary tickets to a special backstage tour PRINCIPAL PLAYER — $500 TO $749 Performer benefits, plus: • Exclusive intermission receptions with musicians and Board of Directors CONDUCTOR CIRCLE — $750 TO $999

• Free ticket exchange of your subscription tickets • Exclusive VIP Invitations to POPS special events and performances MUSICIAN CIRCLE — $2,500 TO $4,999 Baton Circle benefits, plus: • Invitations to a special reception with Maestro Krajewski and POPS leadership • A private tour of the Kimmel Center ENCORE! CIRCLE — $5,000 TO $9,999 Musician Circle benefits, plus: • A private dinner with Frank Giordano, President and CEO of The Philly POPS • 1/2 page ad in the Encore! program book PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE — $10,000 and above Encore! Circle benefits, plus: • Concert Series Sponsorship • Full page ad in the Encore! program book

Principal Player benefits, plus: • A private backstage visit with Maestro Krajewski and guest artists All membership benefits are designed for two people. You may also waive all benefits, making the full amount of your contribution tax-deductible. For additional information on individual giving, please call our Development Office at 215.735.2841. To donate online, go to Benefits incept upon receipt of the contribution and are active for the 2016-17 season.

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THE PHILLY POPS Corporate Spotlight

Republic Bank is one of the largest and fastest-growing banking institutions in Philadelphia, and has served the needs of consumers and businesses, as well as not-for-profit and government entities, for more than 25 years. Providing customers with the longest hours of any bank in the region, Republic Bank offers a full range of products and services including checking and savings accounts, loans and lines of credit, residential mortgages, online and mobile banking and cash management solutions. With assets exceeding $1.7 billion, 19 stores across the region, an experienced team of professionals and a competitive product set, Republic Bank helps businesses and consumers meet, and exceed, their financial goals each and every day. “We are thrilled to partner with the renowned Philly POPS in support of Elvis: The King’s Songbook,” said Harry D. Madonna, Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank. “At Republic Bank, we truly understand the importance of investing in and giving back to the communities that we serve. We recognize that if a tradition is important to Philadelphia, it is important to us — and that certainly applies to the POPS. The institution not only enriches the region through its incredible music, but also through the numerous educational and engagement initiatives it offers to Philadelphians.”

“We’re honored to have the support of Republic Bank — a forwardlooking bank with local roots that believes in the power of music and community.” —FRANK GIORDANO

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Atlantic Trailer Leasing is proud to support the Philly POPS this season. We value and appreciate organizations like the Philly POPS that work so hard to enrich the lives of listeners and create a new generation of music lovers.

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Investment Management | Trust & Estate Services Retirement Plan Services | Nonprofit Services

The Haverford Trust Company Thomas J. Lynch Vice President & Portfolio Manager 610-995-8753

David C. Peppard Portfolio Manager 610-995-8740

Investments in securities are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, and may lose value.

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Employee Benefits Administration just got more complex because of the changes from Health Care Reform We provide a comprehensive menu of benefit management services including:

✔ Voluntary Benefits ✔ Fully Insured & Partially Self-Funded Health Plans ✔ PBM & TPA Services ✔ Dental Benefits ✔ Group Life & Disability Benefits

✔ Vision Benefits ✔ H.S.A. / H.R.A Services ✔ Tele – Medicine ✔ Individual Life ✔ Long Term Care Insurance ✔ 401k Plans

Additional AJM Employee Benefit Services No Cost, No Obligation Proposals • Provide Plan Administration Handle all billing and enrollment issues COBRA Administration • HR compliance resource • ACA Compliance consultation

Contact: Tony Mahon President 856.795.4020 Ext 119 AJM Insurance

is a full service agency and an


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Gary W. Dorshimer, MD Official Physician of the Philly POPS

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We salute the difference you are making by spreading the magic of music to others! Legacy is proud to support The Philly POPS.

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Proudly Supports

The Philly POPS

Archer & Greiner is a full-service, regional law firm with more than 175 attorneys, a network of eight offices and a well-earned reputation for providing high-quality, results-driven legal services in a broad range of disciplines and industries. Our attorneys have been meeting the needs of Fortune 100 companies, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York for more than 85 years.


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We are proud to support The Philly Pops.

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WITH THE COMPANY THAT’LL HELP LEAD YOU TO A HEALTHIER LIFE. At Independence Blue Cross, we’re committed to keeping you in good health. That’s why we make it easy to plan and track your health goals through personal health profiles and personal health records. Because we believe that working toward a healthier life leads to a happier life. Learn more at

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DNB First is proud to support the Philly POPS who enrich our local communities through the gift of music.

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Rely Radiology David Williams, President Trident Mobile Clinical Services Tim Boes, President Millenium Home Health Care Anthony Angelo, President

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Philadelphia Energy Solutions Proudly Supports

Philadelphia Energy Solutions believes in going beyond supporting the communities in which we live and work. Through our active support of youth, culture, health, education and environmental opportunities, we strive to improve the quality of life for our employees and our neighbors.

We are focused to be the best every day.

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Comcast, NBC10, Telemundo62, and Comcast Spectacor are proud to support The Philly POPS Salute Series. Thank you for bringing delightful music to our communities.

PROUD SPONSOR OF THE PHILLY POPS! Best wishes for a great 38th season and congratulations to POPS’ Chairman Sal DeBunda and President Frank Giordano!


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