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Letter from the President Program The Philly POPS The Philly POPS Roster Music Director Michael Krajewski The Doo Wop Project The Twist! POPS In Schools: All-City Jazz The Philly POPS Salute Series Partner Spotlight: CBIZ Subscriber Spotlight: Elaine Brumberg Jerry Blavat — The Geator with the Heator Arlene Sullivan — A Bandstand Regular Memorable Moments Board of Directors & Administrative Staff Corporate & Community Support Friends of The Philly POPS Giving Levels

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, When we planned our 40th Anniversary Season, we wanted a season that would resonate with Philadelphians from every neighborhood. Looking back at the show-stopping talent of Leslie Odom, Jr, the heartfelt splendor of A Philly POPS Christmas, the virtuosity seen in JAZZED! and Uptown Nights, the fizzy fun of POPS Rocks the ‘80s, and the sophisticated whimsy of Cole Porter’s Broadway, I believe this season has done just that. Today, we complete this marvelous season with At The Hop! A Philadelphia Story at the Birth of Rock and Roll. We’ve planned a weekend of exciting events! Friday night’s pre-show entertainment will feature 10 of the original Bandstand dancers, alongside Philly music icon Jerry Blavat, “The Geator.” On Saturday, we will break the Guinness World Record for the number of people doing “the Twist” — which will take place at 11am in front of the Kimmel Center on Broad Street. Looking forward to the end of the month, our celebration of Memorial Day returns to the Mann Center in the annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute. This event is free to the public, so bring your picnic basket and enjoy a performance dedicated to thanking those who have chosen a life of service. As always, we’ll be celebrating July 3 and 4 with our partners at Wawa Welcome America and The City of Philadelphia, so stay tuned for more details on those Salute Series shows. I’m pleased to say our 2019–2020 TOPS of the POPS season is setting records at the Box Office already! You won’t want to miss this season celebrating music’s best, including The Beatles, Marvin Hamlisch, Aretha Franklin, Phil Collins, Stephen Sondheim, and Frank Sinatra. Our annual Mother’s Day CYO special is back for a limited time, too — create your own subscription of three or more shows and save! Visit phillypops.org to put your plan in place for next season. With great appreciation for your continued support,

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

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at the birth of rock & Roll CONCERT PROGRAM FIRST HALF Bandstand Boogie - Charles Albertine Back to the Fifties - Robert Wendel Remember Then - Anthony Powers & Beverly Ross At the Hop - Artie Singer, John Medora, and David White That’s My Desire - Helmy Kresa Palisades Park - Chuck Barris Shop Around - Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy Venus - Ed Marshall and Peter DeAngelis Come Go With Me - C. E. Quick INTERMISSION

Michael Krajewski music director Sonny Paladino, Doo Wop Project music director, pianist Joe Bergamini, drummer Dominic Nolfi, vocals Dominic Scaglione, Jr. vocals Charl Brown, vocals


Dwayne Cooper, vocals

Mack The Knife - Kurt Weill Sherry/Big Girls Don’t Cry - Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe Walk Like A Man - Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe 16 Candles - Luther Dixon and Allyson R. Khent

Jerry Blavat, Emcee, The Twist record attempt

Wildwood Days - Dave Appell Tiger - Ollie Jones Since I Don’t Have You - Taylor/Beaumont/Vogel/Rock/ Verscharen/Martin/Lester Gloria/Speedo - Esther Navarro Twist/Let’s Twist Again - Hank Ballard

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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 performances and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives. Now in its 40th season, the official POPS orchestra of Pennsylvania serves a consistently growing audience of over 150,000 annually. Music Director Michael Krajewski and the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra keeps listeners tapping their toes to an impressive repertoire of songs from American traditions of music up through today’s chart-toppers. The Philly POPS BIG Band, an 18-20 piece ensemble performing a rock and rhythm and blues repertoire, premiered in 2017 to enthusiastic response at the July 4 Welcome America Concert on the Parkway. 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 concert — 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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Michael Ludwig Luigi Mazzocchi  Rachael Ludwig  Ghislaine Fleischmann  Robert Vieira  Carlos Rubio  Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz  Rachel Segal  Laura Park Chen  Rebecca Harris

Tim Ressler Brent Edmondson  Fred Weiss








Ulrich Boeckheler Glenn Fischbach  George Atanasiu  Glenn Fischbach  Pat Daniels  Talia Schiff

Joe Nero

Kevin Hanson

David Schneider



William Kerrigan David Nelson  Zach Crystal

Edward Schultz David DiGiacobbe

Michelle Bishop Kate Suk  Greg Teperman  Sarah Dubois  Andrea Levine  Gabriela Mandescu  Natalie Rudoi  Seula Lee

Davis Barnett Marjorie Goldberg  Scott Wagner  Sarah Sutton  Gerry Rice  Renee Warnick


ELECTRIC BASS Steve Beskrone  

Joseph Smith Sean Bailey  Mark Allen

BASSOON Norman Spielberg 

Lyndsie Wilson Adam Lesnick  George Barnett

TRUMPET Matt Gallagher Bob Gravener  George Rabbai

TROMBONE Paul Arbogast Brian Pastor  David Ciancii

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Farewell Music Director Michael Krajewski At The Hop is Michael Krajewski’s final show as Music Director of The Philly POPS. Under Michael’s leadership, the POPS has experienced unprecedented growth and success in ticket sales, subscriptions, programming quality, and engagement activities. The POPS would like to recognize his contributions not only in creating wonderful programming and performances, but also his kind spirit and trademark wit that make him a pleasure to be around. Michael will always be a part of the POPS Family and we look forward to seeing him back on our podium in the future.   Here are some of the special moments from Michael’s time with the POPS.

Our extraordinary growth over the past five years has been due in no small part to the pitch-perfect performance of Music Director Michael Krajewski. We thank him for making the sound of the POPS what it is today. We want him to know that the POPS will always be home for him and for his wife, Darcy. I know I speak for the amazing and talented musicians of the POPS in recognizing his great artistic contribution. and I know I speak for the enthusiastic audiences he has built over time when I thank him for those memories.”  - Frank Giordano, President and CEO of The Philly POPS “I want to thank the tremendously talented musicians of The Philly POPS for providing me with some of the most enjoyable and satisfying concerts I’ve ever experienced as a conductor. The versatility and virtuosity of these musicians are second to none. I also want to express how enormously gratifying it’s been to witness such enthusiastic responses from the audience.”  - Michael Krajewski

“Thank you, Philadelphia!”

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July 2013 Michael is appointed Music Director of The Philly POPS.

October 2013 Michael conducts his first Philly POPS show: Viva Philadelphia. The POPS audience helps Michael pick his official theme music…the Rocky theme song: “Gonna Fly Now”! 

September 2015 Michael leads a POPS ensemble in its performance for Pope Francis on Independence Mall. 

May 2016 Michael conducts Philadelphia’s first-ever Memorial Day concert: Memorial Salute at the Mann Center. Memorial Salute is now in its fourth year! 

July 2016 Michael leads a brass percussion ensemble in the POPS’ first performance at Philadelphia’s televised July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony. This performance has become an annual tradition for the POPS. 

December 2016 Michael conducts his first POPS Christmas concerts. 

January 2018 Michael conducts the POPS with acclaimed singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright. 


THE DOO WOP PROJECT Equally at home with classic Doo Wop tunes and today’s Top 40 pop hits, The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop from its origins to the present. Featuring members Dominic Nolfi, Charl Brown, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Dwayne Cooper, Russell Fischer, and Sonny Paladino, The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey from the iconic tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos, through their influences on the sounds of  Smokey Robinson,  The Temptations, and  The Four Seasons,  all the way to “DooWopified” versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, and Maroon 5. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate — and in some cases entirely re-imagine — some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!


World Record Attempt On Saturday May 4, the POPS and Jerry Blavat — “The Geator with the Heater” and “The Big Boss with the Hot Sauce” — have partnered on a pre-show block party on Broad Street in front of the Kimmel Center. Dancing in the Streets At the Hop aims to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most people dancing “The Twist” simultaneously — bringing up to 5,000 people onto Broad Street, and bringing the record back to Philly, where The Twist was invented! Thanks to these musical legends for coming out to help us break the record! • Dee Dee Sharp • Frank Maffei of Danny & The Juniors • Billy Carlucci of Billy & The Essentials • The Thymes • Jerry Gross of The Dovells

“The Twist eventually topped the Hot 100, thanks to Clark’s constant promotion and — as Checker has noted ever since — the accompanying dance move. He’s described the twist as someone toweling himself off while grinding a cigarette butt with his toes, and that’s about perfect. It was a simple dance that didn’t require touching, or even a partner: perfect for kids looking to cut loose. The dance was so popular, in fact, that after “The Twist” left the charts, twisting stayed on the floor."— Brad Shoup, Billboard


POPS IN SCHOOLS: JAZZ The Philly POPS launched its innovative POPS in Schools program in June 2015 with the AllCity Jazz Festival. This annual celebration of music features a full day of activities, including masterclasses led by POPS musicians and performances by the best student jazz musicians in the School District of Philadelphia. Each year, the festival culminates in a performance by the All-City Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Terell Stafford, the recently appointed Artistic Director for Jazz for The Philly POPS and the Director for Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University. Stafford provides valuable insight for the next generation of jazz musicians each year by leading this stellar ensemble. On April 16, the POPS and its partners held the Fifth Annual All-City Jazz Festival. The festival included performances by the Temple University Jazz Band under the direction of Terell Stafford and the University of the Arts “Z” Big Band under the direction of Matt Gallagher, leader of The Philly POPS BIG Band. This program connected Philly’s best jazz students with the best jazz musicians in the city, many of whom are Temple University and University of the Arts professors. Today, POPS in Schools is an EITC-certified program that impacts 3,000 students in the School District of Philadelphia with supplemental music instruction at four elementary schools and 11 high schools. Jazz music and education continue to be a key component of the program. POPS in Schools is committed to crafting the jazz leaders of tomorrow with mentorship from the jazz leaders of today! 12 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

The Philly POPS thanks The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a valued partner of POPS in Schools educational programming, for providing support and space for this community enhancing work with the musicians of tomorrow.




The Philly POPS Salute Series encourages recognition of service and commitment through an expanding set of events and activities—each transformative moments of celebration for our community. Salute performances recognize the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition. At the POPS, we are committed to honoring our country’s longstanding commitment to traditions, values, and service through the universal language of music. Each year, we present a series of free concerts, inclusive events of community, and celebrations featuring selections from the American Songbook, chosen for their resonance on these holidays of civic importance.

salute series 2019 events MEMORIAL SALUTE May 25, 2019


• Independence Hall INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4, 2019

• POPS at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony, Independence Mall

• POPS On The Parkway POPS ON VETERANS DAY November 11, 2019

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: A Salute to the Military and First Responders December 6, 2019

• Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts



Drs. John* and Pina Templeton


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Bruce Walsh Bruce is a senior member of the CBIZ Plymouth Meeting office with over 25 years of industry experience. He works with clients on the design, implementation and ongoing monitoring of their risk management and employee benefits programs. He focuses his attention on helping organizations shift from reactive decisions to using a strategic planning process and controlling future costs. Bruce holds a B.S. degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and Finance from Babson College. He is an active member of his community serving on various boards, including The Share Food Program and Bryn Mawr Running Club.

“CBIZ is proud to support our long-time client, The Philly POPS. Celebrating the 40th anniversary season is a big occasion, and we are privileged to play a role. Performing arts is a valuable asset to our community and CBIZ is glad to support this endeavor.” — Bruce Walsh At The HOP! A Philadelphia Story At The Birth of Rock & Roll | May 2019 | 17


Elaine Brumberg likes to say her career took her “from beauty to bowling.” The Pittsburgh-area native worked in the cosmetics industry and was fired for telling someone that they shouldn’t be using the products. She then wrote a national best-selling book called “Save Your Money, Save Your Face,” two more books, and articles for magazines and newspapers. “The Washington Post dubbed me ‘the Ralph Nader of the cosmetics industry,’” Elaine remembers. She and her husband Norman (who passed away eight years ago) also owned five bowling centers. When Norman became ill, they sold four of them, but kept one (Thunderbird Lanes in Warminster) and Elaine went to bowling management school. “I love being in the bowling center because I love people,” she says. “I totally renovated the center, hired a food a beverage manager, changed the snack bar to a bar and bistro restaurant, am installing new furniture, and redid the lanes.” Every Saturday afternoon, Elaine hosts a group of special needs adults and children at Thunderbird Lanes. “A lot of bowling centers don’t want to take special needs children,” Elaine says. “But it’s the most joyous time of my life. I’m very proud of what I’m doing in the bowling business.” Soon, she will begin taking a portable bowling alley to local children’s cancer hospitals to entertain the kids. Elaine now lives in Mount Laurel with David, whom she calls her “significant other husband.” She has three children, seven grandchildren of her own, and two more with David. She’s been subscribing to the POPS for about a decade and sits in row K of the orchestra section on Sunday afternoon. “I like to be as close as I can,” she says. “The shows are absolutely incredible.” Favorite Show: “I loved Uptown Nights with Byron Stripling. He is absolutely amazing. I also loved the recent JAZZED! show.” Go Bowling: Elaine loves helping groups organize fundraisers and events at her bowling center. Email Will or Steve at bowlingeventswa@comcast.net to get more information.

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“The Geator with the Heator” When Jerry Blavat was 13, he snuck into the Bandstand studio. He and friend Johnny Panvini had befriended Jo Mazzu, a regular on the show. Jerry wasn’t quite old enough to appear on the show, so while Johnny distracted the doorkeeper, Jerry slipped into another entrance. “I had no way of knowing that a world unlike anything I had ever seen was waiting for me a few feet away,” Jerry said in his book “You Only Rock Once.” “I had never seen a television studio in person, or cameras, or the kind of microphone that Bob Horn used on his podium, and that first day I took it all in hungrily.” Jerry impressed everyone with his dancing skills and started going to Bandstand every day. “All of my early experiences — dancing in my grandparents’ living room, doing the Mummers’ strut, practicing with Roberta as a child and Jo Mazzu as a teenager, attending dances every weekend — combined to give me a unique style, and by the time I started dancing on Bandstand, my steps were different than most kids’.” Since then, Jerry Blavat has had a storied career in the music industry. He was the road manager for Danny and the Juniors (whose big hit was “At the Hop”), hosted a syndicated radio show, produced and hosted a television show called The Discophonic Scene, has appeared in television and movies, and owns the nightclub Memories in Margate, New Jersey. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance’s Hall of Fame in 1993 and is part of a permanent exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Jerry is a Philadelphia music icon!

ARLENE SULLIVAN A Bandstand “Regular”

Arlene Sullivan never trained as a dancer. The Southwest Philly native picked it up from watching Bandstand with her mom after school in seventh grade. At a neighborhood party, a Bandstand regular, Justine Carrelli, offered to help Arlene and some girlfriends get onto the show. Arlene quickly became a regular and – with dance partner Kenny Rossi – a fan favorite. From 1956-1959, she danced on Bandstand from 2:30-5pm every weekday. “After school ended at 2:15, we’d hop on a bus or trolley car to get there,” Arlene remembers. “Our parents always knew where we were. We were always home for dinner and did homework after dinner. Bandstand was an afterschool activity for us.” Arlene remembers that every Philly neighborhood had its own dancing style. North Philly and South Philly had their own styles. So did Norristown and West Philly. “On the show, we met kids from different neighborhoods and learned how to dance their way.” “I’ll never understand why I got popular,” Arlene says. “I wasn’t the best dancer or the best looking, but for some reason, I got famous with Kenny. We got a lot of letters. We didn’t realize how famous we were until celebrities came to the show. Paul Anka, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon… they told us that everywhere they go, they’re asked if they know us! Annette got letters about me saying we looked alike and we became pen pals for years. Those were innocent times.” “We got to meet everybody,” Arlene says. “Movie stars like Tab Hunter, all the teen idols, Bobby Rydell, Johnny Mathis, Dion, The Belmonts. Jerry Blavat was one of the kids I used to watch on Bandstand. When I met him, it was like meeting a star.” Arlene now lives in Ventnor, New Jersey and she still dances. “Dancing makes you smile,” she says. “It’s good for you.” In 2016, she released a book with Ray Smith and Sharon Sultan Cutler about the experience called “Bandstand Diaries.”

MEMORABLE MOMENTS July 2018 The Philly POPS enters its 40th Anniversary Season. At the Wawa Welcome America festival, Frank Giordano and the POPS were honored as the “2018 Welcome America Honoree” in recognition of the Salute Series and POPS in Schools program.

June 2018 The Philly POPS announces the appointment of Music Director-Designate Todd Ellison.

September 2017 The Philly POPS announces the appointment of Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell.

July 2017 The Philly POPS BIG Band debuts on July 4 at the 25th anniversary of the Wawa Welcome America concert on the Parkway.

July 2016

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

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

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.

In addition to July 3’s traditional POPS on Independence concert, the POPS brass percussion July 2012 ensemble performs at Philadelphia’s televised July 4 Frank Giordano takes the reins as Celebration of Freedom ceremony. President and CEO of the The Philly POPS.

May 2016 The Philly POPS partners with the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for Philadelphia’s first-ever Memorial Day concert: Memorial Salute.

December 2015

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


The Philly POPS is designated as the official Pops The Philly POPS performs with Orchestra of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli at the Wells Fargo Center.


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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ENCORE SERIES, INC. Frank Giordano, President & Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Del Raso, Chairman

Michael Krajewski, Music Director

Anthony Ricci, Vice Chairman

David Charles Abell, Principal Guest Conductor

Tony Mahon, Secretary James M. Matour, Treasurer Wilbert D. Abele Timothy Alles Joan Carter Pamela Cyr Daniel DiLella Carol A. Eggert Frank Giordano Louis K. Habina, Esq. Adriana Herrera Dr. Ali A. Houshmand Dermid Kelly Marc A. Lucca, P.E. Barry Magarick John J. Meko, Jr.

Todd Ellison, Music Director-Designate

Terell Stafford, Artistic Director for Jazz Louis Scaglione, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Karen Corbin, Chief Operating Officer Patricia Wells, Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the President Daniel Palmieri, Director of Sales & Customer Relations Keith Obaza, Production Director Sarah Maiellano, Assistant Director of Communications Joshua Thompson, Senior Manager of Development Austin Berner, Manager of Communications Gilberto Vega, Manager of Education & Engagement Reginald-Chris Mendoza, Staff Accountant Will Farr, Graphic Designer Brendan McHale, Program & Production Associate Chandra Deal, Sponsorship & Partnership Manager Nicole Schaefer, Project Manager Daniel McCain, Student Co-Op

Harry D. Madonna

Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master

Denise Viola Monahan

Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian

Gregory Montanaro

Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor

Ryan Peters

Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor

Philip Rinaldi

Debbie Lobel, Stage Manager

Andrew J. Santacroce Louis Scaglione


Jon C. Sirlin

Mark Gisi, Partner, Brand Strategist, Eastern Standard

Ashley E. Widger

General Counsel David H. Marion, Esq.

Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq., Chairman Emeritus

POPS Physician

Samuel Savitz, Chairman Emeritus

POPS Photographer

Dr. Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP

Peter Blaikie, Bachrach Photography

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).





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FRIENDS OF THE POPS The Philly POPS greatly appreciates the many patrons who have made contributions 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 Archer Law Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. Comcast NBCUniversal Carol A. Eggert Senior Vice President, Military & Veteran Affairs Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Parx Casino Tony Ricci Chief Executive Officer Republic Bank Mr. Harry H. Madonna Chairman and CEO

ORCHESTRA SOCIETY $50,000 TO $99,999 Dottie and Frank Giordano Harry Dillon Madonna Susan and Chase McDaniel Philadelphia Energy Solutions Phil Rinaldi Founder, Chairman & CEO (Ret’d) Drs. John* and Pina Templeton Vernon W. II and Shirley Hill MAESTRO CIRCLE $25,000 TO $49,999 Tim and Pam Alles

AssuredPartners Tony Mahon Managing Director Bank of America

Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund John Coffman Executive Director

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


Lisa Hale and James E. Haas, III

EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella

Haute Restaurant Darrell Dorsey Owner

Independence Blue Cross

Adriana Herrera

Key Bank Robert D. Kane, Jr. Market President

Holeman Enterprises

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts John and Christine Meko In memory of Jack Templeton, MD

M&T Bank Denise Viola Monahan Administrative Vice President

The City of Philadelphia


Mrs. Nancy M. Miller

Rochelle and Barry Magarick

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $10,000 TO $24,999

Vic and Urve Maggitti

Abele Family Foundation Joan and Wilbert D. Abele Aqua America Marc Lucca President

Elizabeth and Terrence McCabe Muller, Inc. Sandra Muller President Mr. Mark Nicoletti

Atlantic Trailer Leasing


Beneficial Bank Pam Cyr EVP, Chief Retail Banking Officer

Pepper Hamilton, LLP Anne and Joe Del Raso The Philadelphia Phillies

Brinker Capital Ashley Widger

Psalm 103 Foundation


Karen and Jon Sirlin

Lou and Kim D’Ambrosio

Manning and Ginny Smith

CFI, The Knoll Dealer

Structure Tone, LLC Dermid Kelly Regional Vice President

Dilworth Paxson LLP Mr. James M. Matour, Esq. The Foundation of Morris Hall St. Lawrence, Inc.

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Kaufman Financial Services Mr. Larry A. Kaufman

Rowan University Dr. Ali Houshmand President

Louis Scaglione

Tom and Nancy Londres

Mr. Paul Catinella

UM Holdings, Ltd. John Aglialoro and Joan Carter

John and Janet Marsella

Charles Jacquin et. Cie., Inc.

John J. Meko, Jr.

Mr. Stanton Remer CFO

The Union League of Philadelphia Mr. Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager Visit Philadelphia William Penn Foundation Special Gifts Program

ENCORE CIRCLE $5,000 TO $9,999 ASL Transportation Group Mr. James R. Donnelly President and CEO

Gregory Montanaro Nadia and Antoine Moukarzel Norman and Suzanne Cohn PA Convention Center Authority Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Karen Corbin Jana and Frank D’Andrea Charles and Susan Davidson Barry Depew Exact Design Mr. Richard Walling Ken and Marian Disken

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Arlene and Stan Ginsburg

Citizens Bank Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA President

The Prime Rib Mr. Garth Weldon

Kathleen and Bruce Goldberg

Gabriel A. Battista

Eric Rosen In memory of Robert Rosen

The Baxter Family Foundation

Anthony and Belinda Roth

George Beppel

Boenning and Scattergood, Inc. Harold F. Scattergood, Jr. Chairman of the Board and CEO

Samantha Brandolini and Patrick Morgan David and Jennifer Cardy Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc. Clark Capital Management Group Harry and Kina Clark

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Rob Wonderling President Legacy Advisors, LLC Mr. Michael T. Piotrowicz President

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strine, Esq.

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

George Turak

L.F. Driscoll Co., LLC

Deborah and Andrew Webster

Jacobs Music Chris Rinaldi

Wells Fargo Bank Bill and Jeanne Whitmore

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Marion, Esq. Edythe and Robert Mazer

Abram and D. Walter Cohen Foundation In memory of Gail Denny

Charles and Barbara Widger

DNB Vince Liuzzi, EVP Chief Banking Officer

ZAC Management Group Anthony Zingarelli Principal/COO

J. and Brenda Nixon

Drexel University John A. Fry President

MUSICIAN CIRCLE $2,500 TO $4,999

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

Jayne and Walter Garrison Ron Giordano Mr. and Mrs. William A. Graham IV Louis K. Habina, Esq. The Heritage Center of the Union League Mr. Leroy Kean LaVan Law Julie LaVan

Wilmington Trust

Anonymous Dr. Sucha and Mr. Michael Asbell Phillip and Ellen Baer Chris Baxter Nancy and James Baxter BNY Wealth Management Francis T. Schickling, Jr. Senior Director Francis and Mary Burke Salvatore and Amy Calabrese

Metropolitan Contract Carpet Joe Pelosi

Thomas Nowakowski, Sr.

Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy Laurie and Christopher Olivia, MD Penn Medicine J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. PHLCVB Roscommon International Sean Reilly President and CEO

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Joan Sacks and Lee Paynter

Ivan Ciment

Louis K. Fox Charitable Trust

The Reverend Lucy Pierre

Cohen Private Ventures

Monique and Gary Silvi

Gen. Ronald Coleman

Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation

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

Kevin Collins

Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ms. Ann Catania President

Corporate Health Solutions

TD Bank Richard and Elaine Valiga Holly Weil Martin and Janice Wilensky Wills Eye Hospital Ms. Jane Windle David Yurman

BATON CIRCLE $1,000 TO $2,499 Anonymous Aetna Amany Mansour-Awad and George J. Awad

Michael J. and Lynne Cona

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Ms. Roslyn Barefield

Dennis Fitzgerald

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Kenneth Gale and Gail Munion

Joseph and Eileen Bilson Frank and Suzanne Binswanger Bob Andrews Group, LLC Mr. Robert Andrews, Jr. P.E. President and CEO Amy Branch and Jeffry Benoliel Ed, Jane, and Brownie Brandt Kenneth Brandt Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway Elaine Brumberg Geraldine Camishion Joan and Richard Carella Ms. Courtney Carter Carter Family Fund of Central Indiana Edward and Joellyn Cattell

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Scott Gamble Ms. Gail Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holender David Horowitz Henry Gosik Ms. Elaine Grobman Jo-ann Jones Charles Keates Michael Keenan Gerhart and Anne Klein Calvin and Orsula Knowlton Ms. Christine Lange Rep. Joseph Lashinger, Jr. Levy Wealth Management Victor Levy

Mr. Mark D. Lupke Cathy Medway Kaitlin MacKenzie Gerald and Jeannine McMenamin Mr. Lawrence G. McMichael Ms. Elaine Meltzer* Mrs. Karen Pelino Mr. and Mrs. Peter Michaelson Michael Milone Morgan Stanley Nark Morganthaler Stephen Muracco National HR Jay Nistad Principal James Nelligan Dominic Nigro Hon. Paul and Nancy Panepinto Penn Personalized Care Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP Official Physician of The Philly POPS Pine Belt Auto Louis Trebino Konstadinos Plestis and Maria Vogiatzi Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Cynthia and Gary Porter Mr. Robert Rau Mrs. Joannie Rich Mr. Theodore Robb Ms. Joyce Seewald Sando Mr. Andrew J. Santacroce Savitz Family Foundation In memory of Walter D. Cohen Patricia and Daniel Scott Marvin and Roberta Schimmel Wayne M. Schuh Elliot and Barbara Schwartz

Michael Scott and Robin Hauner

Andrew Levine

Terence and Deborah Smith

Brian and Lenore Locke

Roxanne and Gene Spatocco

New Opportunity Publishing

David and Peggy Stedman

NH Wealth Advisors

Paul Stewart

Richard and Barbara Orr

Technology Concierge Group Gerald Francesco President

Peterson Service Company Renee Fiorelli President

Peter Throm Management Mr. Peter Throm

Precision Automation Fred Rexon President and CEO

Carol B. Tinari Tot-Time Child Development Centers, Inc. Ms. Donna M. Parisi Owner John Turchi Joseph Voytilla Waldorf Racing Stables The Wanerman Group USB Financial Services, Inc. Kathryn and Dr. Michael Warhol Dennis Wasilewski Elizabeth Weinreb Patricia Wellenbach Wellshire Farms Louis B. Colameco, III

Dr. Larry and Bonnie Seidman Dale Wallace WAWA s

Ms. Karen Fei In memory of Donna Fei Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc. Ruth Ann and Paul Fox Patrick R. Gault Joan and Larry Glazerman Sandra Goodstein Nancy and Alan Grossman Cheryl D. Gunter and Paul A. Rabe Dr. and Mrs. John A. Harman Robert and Megan Hausler Herbein + Company, Inc. Mr. Anthony Hui

Wealth Development Group Alan D. Katz Managing Member

Nina and Alan Kirschner


Stephen and Randy Klein

1518 Associates Melville and Maria Ackerman Sandy and Vince Basanavage Mr. Guy Berger Mr. Barry Bressler, Esq. Sharon and Bill Bronstein Bonnie Brown and Don Wynne

West Capital Management

Jeanne Brunozzi

Janet G. and Harold J. Whartnaby

Mary Lou and Frank Burke

White Penny Jon Cofsky Principal

CD Realty Advisors Craig Frater

Ms. Jacqueline S. Klein

Drs. Lawrence and Lynn Levine Mrs. Patricia Levitt Mr. Frederick D Lipman Chris Masso Dr. Michael Mittleman Dr. Catherine A. Michon Hermann Moser Kathleen Mulhern Reid and Elizabeth Murray Mr. Frank C. Palopoli Mr. and Mrs. John Pelino

Mr. Stephen B. Clyde

L. Stephan and Rochelle Perchick

Sally Chandler and Mark Chalmers

Michelle and Mark Pressman

Maxine Coleman

Dr. Ralph Riviello, M.D.

Ms. Anne M. Congdon

Dr. Harry Rosenthal

Pat and Connie Dalton

Salus University

Robert and Constance Dalton

Donald Salmon

George Daly

Henry and Mary Schwarz

Emilio Degregorio

Mr. Paul Sloate

Ken Dunek

Louis and Nina Eni

Gabriel Staino

Rick and Julie Frost

David Schneider and Rosalind Erwin In honor of William Nathan Erwin

John and Sandra Stouffer

Cupersmith, Wilensky, Steiger, Stempler & Co. LLP Marty and Janice Wilensky Elizabeth Wojdak S.R. Wojdak & Associates, Inc. Christopher Wolfington Zook Dinon PA


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Ms. Joyce Ann Swoyer

Ms. Mary Chirillo


Albert and Sabina Talone

Beverly and Herbert Cohen

David and Susan Roulston

Rebecca and Brooks Van Pelt

Sarah and Joseph M. Corvasce

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Sceia

Ronald Vickers

David and Jane Courtright

William and Anna Simpson

Kevin Waldron and Harriette OwensWaldron

Karen and John Fulton

Janet Steinberg

Linda Gloss

Nancy Sullivan

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Goldberg

Laurence Sussman

Harriet Beloff Goodwin

Halfred Taylor In memory of Judith Ann Taylor

Alexander and Joanna Williams F. Gordon Yasinow John and Iris Zook

PERFORMER $375 TO $499 George Baver Francis Costello In memory of Rhonda Costello

Jeff Guaracino Gwen and Matthew Iller Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Jaworowski Loraine and Edward Jones Rona Josephs

Mr. Robert Doman

Ronald and Louise Kaiser

Ms. Jodi Friedman

Gerald S. Kates and Tema Freed

Bernard and Harriet Gross

Joseph Kolakowski

Mr. John Heisler

Dr. Ray and Terri Kovalski

Pat Lannutti

Joseph W. Kvech

Ms. Tracy L. Maeter

Phyllis and Robert Lambeck

Debbie and Elliot Maser

Janet Leo

Dr. Michael Mittelman

Robert Lynn

Mrs. Kathleen Mulhern

Jim and Kanra Magnatta

Patricia and Gordon Munson

Liss & Marion Ricky Liss, Esq.

NewsHeisler Wealth Management John Heisler, CFP

Carole Marani

Drs. Domenic and Dorothy Pisano

John McIntyre

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Sporn

Stephen McWilliams

Richard Weisbrot and Barbara Shaiman

Barbara J. Mitnick, Ph.D.

Richard Williams


Janet and Stephen Mullin Harry Mullins C. Raymond Nelson

Pamela Altman

Judith Olshin

Gary Beaver

The Honorable Brian J. O’Neill

Esha Bhatia

Patricia and Michael Pence

Blue Bell Country Club

Robert N. Racciatti

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bortz

Scott and Marilyn Radley

Kimberly and Donald Brooks

Regina and John Riordan

Thomas Brunner

Nancy and Thomas Rocereto The Rotary Club of Washington

Mr. And Mrs. Steven Tuso Herbert and Sandra Weinstein James Winn

YPOPS MEMBERS Meredith Berstecher Samantha Brandolini and Patrick Morgan Amy Brazina Clare Carberry Eric Delone Amanda Littman Hailey Lower Bridget McKeogh Daniel Mishel Matthew Morgan Marc Prine Stephanie Stein Brian Taggart Leigh Waring Robert Charles Waring Joshua Young and Paul Justice Current Membership as of April 23, 2019. If you found your name has been misspelled or omitted, please accept our sincerest apologies and contact Joshua Thomas at 215.546.3207 or via email at jthomas@phillypops.org. We thank you for your generous support!

GIVING LEVELS 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 phillypops.org/donate 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

10% discount on single tickets

ADMIRER — $125 TO $249 Friend benefits, plus:

BATON CIRCLE — $1,000 TO $2,499 Conductor Circle benefits, plus:

• •

Priority seating change request for your subscription

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:

ENTHUSIAST — $250 TO $374 Admirer benefits, plus:

Invitations to a special reception with Maestro Krajewski and POPS leadership

A private tour of the Kimmel Center

Acknowledgment 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 Principal Player benefits, plus:

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:

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Concert Series Sponsorship Full page ad in the Encore! program book

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 phillypops.org/donate. Benefits incept upon receipt of the contribution and are active for one year.

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SPOTLIGHT 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 Philly POPS Salute Series encourages recognition of service and commitment through an expanding set of events and activities — each transformative moments of celebration for our community. Salute performances recognize the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition.

POPS in Schools Launched in 2015, POPS in Schools is an EITC-certified program that supplements music education for 3,000 students in the School District of Philadelphia by embedding POPS Musicians and Teaching Artists in schools to cultivate the music leaders of tomorrow with mentorship from the music leaders of today. POPS in Schools provides programming for high school students through the All-City Jazz Festival, held each April during Jazz Appreciation Month and with weekly in-school activities at four elementary schools and one high school.

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Ann’s Choice Retirement Community Caroline Fedena and guests Christ Our Light Catholic Church Donna M. Patti and guests Eleanor  Poplar and guests Exiter Alumni Association Fantastic Fifties Helen  Mintzes and guests Jane  Conly and guests Joanne L. Hewitt and guests Joseph  Naghski and guests Journease Travel Specialists Judy  O’Neil and guests Katie  Barak and guests Linda  Pronkowitz and guests Marie Gianchetti and guests Nancy  Tice and guests Robin  Shaffer and guests Senior Community Tours Sharren and David Filan and guests The Union League Of Philadelphia The Weston Club at Sagemore Touriffic Travel, Inc


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The Philly POPS Independence Blue Cross is proud to sponsor The Philly POPS 40th anniversary concert season. Thank you for delighting us with your fun and dynamic performances of popular music throughout the years. We also recognize your efforts to bring our community together through the gift of music. Independence Blue Cross shares this commitment to the community. We embrace a bold, innovative vision to help improve the lives and health of people in our region and across the nation.

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Pre-Theatre Menu 3-Courses $35pp

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The arts enrich all our lives and are an integral part of our culture and heritage. It’s why we support arts organizations within our community. They inspire, entertain, move, and inform us in so many ways. Without the arts our community would not be the vibrant and diverse place we enjoy today. KeyBank thanks The Philly Pops for making a difference.

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