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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, Just when I think things can’t get any better… they always do. Last month’s performances of Uptown Nights featured a sincere, soulful, and overall powerful trio of talented guest artists. Many guests left the hall saying this was one of the best shows they’ve ever seen. And they’re in good company — we’ve been hearing comments like that for every show this season. Today, we welcome the talent of three renowned vocalists, Catherine Russell, Ben Davis, and Lisa Vroman, to celebrate a genius of American musical theater, Cole Porter. And it’s always a pleasure to welcome my friend, our Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell, back to Philly! Our free summer Salute Series performances are just around the corner. We’re eager to visit the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for Memorial Salute on May 25. We expect a big turnout from the Festival Chorus and a number of our student choirs, all joining Todd Ellison and the POPS Orchestra. There will be hundreds of voices singing the songs of our nation. Frequent POPS collaborator and Philadelphia Boys Choir alumnus Justin Hopkins is this year’s guest artist. If you’re not headed down the shore, join us! Don’t forget to secure your subscriptions for our 2019–2020 TOPS of the POPS season — you certainly won’t want to miss this celebration of music’s best, including The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Sondheim, and Frank Sinatra. Folks are in the lobby this weekend to help with any questions you might have! With great appreciation for your continued support,


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

Today’s program was originally set to feature performances by Broadway’s first couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. Marin tragically passed away this past September after a courageous battle with cancer. We dedicate Cole Porter’s BROADWAY, a program full of music that she loved and performed unforgettably, to her.

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CONCERT PROGRAM FIRST HALF Overture to Anything Goes (1934) “It’s De-Lovely” from Red, Hot and Blue (1936) “It’s All Right With Me” from Can-Can (1953)   “Get Out of Town” from Leave It to Me! (1938) “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” from High Society (1956)   “Easy to Love” from Born to Dance (1936) “In the Still of the Night” from Rosalie (1937)

David Charles Abell principal guest conductor Catherine Russell, vocalist Lisa Vroman, vocalist Ben Davis, vocalist

“The Physician” from Nymph Errant (1933) “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” from Born to Dance (1936) “You’re the Top” from Anything Goes (1934) “Begin the Beguine” from Jubilee (1935) INTERMISSION

SECOND HALF From Kiss Me, Kate (1948) Overture “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”   “So In Love”   “Where Is the Life that Late I Led?”   “Too Darn Hot”   “True Love” from High Society (1956)  “Do I Love You?” from DuBarry Was a Lady (1939) “Find Me a Primitive Man” from Fifty Million Frenchmen (1929) “Night and Day” from Gay Divorce (1932) A special thank you for the tireless work of Seann Alderking who spent many hours editing the scores and parts to Kiss Me, Kate and other songs on the program. The POPS also thanks Jeff Kern, Chorus Master, for his arrangement of “True Love” from High Society, Vince Leonard, Librarian, and Robin Pomatto of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Library for their invaluable assistance in making this program possible. Cole Porter’s Broadway: TOO DARN HOT with David Charles Abell | April 2019 | 5

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  Emma Kummrow  Robert Vieira  Paul Reiser  Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz  Rachel Segal  Gared Crawford  Rebecca Harris

Miles Davis Anne Peterson  Stephen Groat

Paul Arbogast Brian Pastor  David Cianci



2ND VIOLIN Michelle Bishop Yu Hui Tamae Lee  Kate Suk  Greg Teperman  Natasha Colkett  Sarah Dubois  Andrea Levine  Diane Barnett

VIOLA Davis Barnett Marjorie Goldberg  Scott Wagner  Ellen Trainer  Sarah Sutton  Gerry Rice

Edward Schultz Ron Kerber  Frances Tate


William Kerrigan David Nelson  Ralph Sorrentino

David Schneider Geoffrey Deemer




Joseph Smith Kaj Hansen  Mark Allen

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John David Smith Adam Lesnick  George Barnett  Lyndsie Wilson



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


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Matt Gallagher Bob Gravener  George Rabbai  Dave DiValentino

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principal guest conductor

DAVID CHARLES ABELL Born in North Carolina, Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell grew up in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, attending Germantown Friends School through the sixth grade. A gifted musician from a young age, his study of trumpet, viola, piano, and composition eventually led to a concentration on conducting. He attended Yale University, the Juilliard School, and the Conservatoire Américain in France, where he studied under Nadia Boulanger. At age 13, David met Leonard Bernstein while singing in the world premiere of Bernstein’s Mass in Washington, D.C. Ten years later, David assisted his teacher John Mauceri in the tenth anniversary production of Mass, leading to a close association with Bernstein—as both a conducting student and as an editor of Bernstein’s music. David made his debut with The Philly POPS in 2013’s Christmas Spectacular, returning again in 2014 and 2015. He has since conducted Blockbuster Broadway in 2017, Lenny’s Revolution in 2018, and will lead 2019’s A Philly POPS Christmas and 2020’s Sondheim: A 90th Birthday Celebration. In addition to his work with The Philly POPS, David conducts concerts, opera, and theatre performances around the world. He has performed with such distinguished artists as Dame Judi Dench, Dame Emma Thompson, Heather Headley, Idina Menzel, Petula Clark, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and Matthew Morrison. He has conducted many prominent orchestras, including the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Atlanta and Cincinnati Symphonies, and Boston Pops. David is widely known to TV audiences for the 10th and 25th anniversary Les Misérables concerts, both of which have become PBS fund-raising perennials. In the UK, he has performed many times on television, most notably as conductor of the immensely successful Sondheim 80th birthday Prom and as the conductor for four years of the Olivier Awards, the UK’s equivalent to the Tony Awards. Recently, he made his Zurich Opera debut with Sweeney Todd, starring Sir Bryn Terfel. In 2008, David undertook the monumental task of creating a critical edition of Kiss Me, Kate. It restored Cole Porter’s landmark score to its original 1948 form, correcting errors and annotating the 742-page orchestral score and 344-page piano/vocal score. He has since conducted the show three times, garnering praise from The Guardian: “There can be no conductor in the world with a more intimate understanding of this piece…[the] orchestra is so darn hot it’s practically a fire-risk.” David currently lives in London.

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CATHERINE RUSSELL Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/ composer/bandleader and Louis Armstrong’s long-time music director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Catherine embarked upon musical adventures with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash, among others, touring the world and appearing on over 200 albums. Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song. She’s earned critical praise and spots on the charts for her six solo albums, most recently 2016’s Harlem On My Mind, featuring songs from the Great African American Songbook.


BEN DAVIS A versatile singing actor, Ben Davis was most recently seen in the City Center Encores! production of Irving Berlin’s Call Me Madam. His extensive Broadway career includes the Tony Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music with Elaine Stritch and Bernadette Peters, Javert and Enjolras in Les Miserables, as Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie and “The Preacher” in Violet. He received a Tony Honor and Ovation Award for his work as Marcello in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème. This fall, he starred in the offBroadway production of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Ben recently toured the country as Captain Von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.  He starred as Fred/ Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms and performed opposite Kelli O’Hara and Victor Garber in Kurt Weill’s, Knickerbocker Holiday at Lincoln Center. An active concert artist, Ben performed as a guest soloist at Tanglewood with the Boston Pops, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Caramoor Festival, the RTE Orchestra in Dublin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, and West Virginia Symphony.  He also performed at The Hollywood Bowl as Patrick in Mame and again with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Bernstein’s Mass. His television and film credits include a film version of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, Papageno in The Magic Flute directed by Kenneth Branagh, Blue Bloods, 30 Rock,  and Numb3rs.


LISA VROMAN From Broadway to classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices. She starred on Broadway, Los Angeles and San Francisco as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera and garnered theater critics’ awards for her portrayal. Her Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Misérables. Off Broadway and regionally, she has starred as Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate, Birdie in Regina, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella with the New York City Opera. Lisa appeared on PBS as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Hey! Mr. Producer. She has played Laurey in Oklahoma at the BBC PROMS festival, Anna Leonowens in The King and I, Mary Turner in Of Thee I Sing, and sang and danced opposite Dick Van Dyke as Mary Poppins at the Hollywood Bowl Disney’s 75th. Recent performances have included a multi-city tour of China, Cole Porter’s 1928 La Revue Des Ambassadeurs with L’Opera de Rennes, and playing the role of Maria Callas in Terence McNally’s award winning play, Master Class. This season, Lisa made her debut with the Gewandhaus Orchester in Leipzig and joined award winning American composer Tom Cipullo for the premiere of his new opera Mayo. Ongoing performances include a series of events with Music Unwound and the Kurt Weill Foundation of a Weill/Brecht/Blitzstein Cabaret with Baritone William Sharp, and symphonic performances of Weill on and off Broadway, featuring The Seven Deadly Sins. Please visit

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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 slate of activities, including masterclasses led by POPS musicians and performances by the best student jazz musicians in the School District of Philadelphia. The festival culminates in a performance by the All-City Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Terell Stafford, 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 Tuesday, April 16, the POPS and its partners will hold the Fifth Annual All-City Jazz Festival. This effort has grown into a comprehensive program for over 200 high school students and now includes 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. Throughout the year, high school students have access to POPS dress rehearsals and concerts at the Kimmel Center. This program connects 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.   

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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 celebration 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


Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $158.6 billion in assets as of September 30, 2018. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 2,900 ATMs and 1,100 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-forprofit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products and asset finance.

“Citizens Bank is truly part of the fabric of Philadelphia. From its founding in 1871 to its vibrant network of local branches throughout the Philadelphia region to lending its name to the amazing ballpark where our cherished Philadelphia Phillies™ play, Citizens Bank is a leader in corporate community engagement in the tri-state area. We’re proud to have the support of Citizens Bank and Dan Fitzpatrick for this weekend’s Cole Porter’s Broadway shows – we thank them for supporting the POPS!” — Frank Giordano, President and CEO, The Philly POPS

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Daniel K. Fitzpatrick Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, a commercial banking executive with more than 30 years of experience, is President of Citizens Bank Mid-Atlantic Region and Head of National Industry Verticals. He serves on Citizens Financial Group’s (CFG) Executive Leadership Group, the company’s senior leadership team. CFG is headquartered in Providence, R.I.   Fitzpatrick, a native of Northeast Philadelphia, is a former chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and serves on its executive committee, its Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team, and its CEO Council for Growth. As chairman of the CEO Council’s Human Capital Working Group, Fitzpatrick has focused on collaborating with public, private and nonprofit partners to provide workforce development solutions and opportunities to disadvantaged populations. Dan is a member of the Board of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and a member of the Heinz History Museum Board in Pittsburgh.   Dan serves as Vice Chairman of Philadelphia Works, Philadelphia’s workforce development corporation,  and is a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Wistar Institute, and The Union League.  Dan serves as the conference chair and as a committee member of The Satell Institute. He is also a member of the Executive Board of Elementary Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Dan is a former member of the board of trustees of La Salle University and served on the advisory board of Drexel University’s College of Engineering.     As a result of Fitzpatrick’s community efforts, Citizens Bank and Fitzpatrick individually have received numerous community awards from such organizations as the Police Athletic League Award, Philadelphia Academies Inc, the YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.  In 2016, Dan was named an Emerging Icon in Financial Services by the Philadelphia Inquirer.     Fitzpatrick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from La Salle University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University. He is a CPA and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Fitzpatrick lives in Philadelphia, with his wife Beth and their four children.

“Citizens Bank is proud to support The Philly POPS as they celebrate their 40th anniversary season. Philadelphia thrives because of its arts community and we are proud to partner with such talented organizations.” — Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President of Citizens Bank Mid-Atlantic Region and Head of National Industry Verticals

SUBSCRIBER SPOTLIGHT Joan Carter & John Aglialoro

In their 43 years of marriage, Joan Carter and John Aglialoro have raised four children, run several successful, publicly-traded businesses in the medical and fitness fields, served on many boards, and started a foundation. “We’re not the retiring types,” John says. Though they’ve sold most of their business assets, they still own Gym Source, a national distributor of fitness products, and have increased their involvement in causes important to them. Joan says she “keeps waiting for the time when we have more free time.”

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In addition to serving on The Philly POPS board, Joan serves as chair of The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League and the board of FreedomWorks, a grassroots organization devoted to economic freedom. John is a Trustee of the Barnes Foundation and serves on the Board of the Museum of the American Revolution. Together, they started the Foundation for Individual Liberty which primarily supports libertarian causes.

Joan, who is originally from Pittsburgh, was a music major in college. She has performed in musicals with John (who is a South Philly native) – Joan calls this “a prior life.” When Frank Giordano became President and CEO of the POPS, Joan got involved. “He has a way of changing organizations - growing them and making them successful and exciting. We knew the POPS was something that we wanted to be a part of when Frank stepped up to lead the organization.” Joan and John raised their family in Haddonfield, New Jersey and now live in Old City, Philadelphia. They’re Sunday subscribers to the POPS. “We love the POPS,” Joan says. “We subscribe to other Philadelphia institutions that we enjoy. However, I can honestly say that the POPS is one of my most enjoyable days.” Family Matters: After living in other places, all four of their children and most of their eight grandchildren (ages 8-25) now live in the Philadelphia area. They recently returned from a family skiing trip in Deer Valley, Utah. Favorite Shows: Joan and John especially enjoy POPS shows that feature the orchestra, Broadway themes, and the Salute Series. 18 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

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Family at Joan's Surprise birthday party

BEHIND THE SCENES Brian Brown, principal tuba

Brian Brown, principal tuba, is enjoying his 13th year with The Philly POPS. He also serves as the director of The Philly POPS Festival Brass. Brian is also principal tuba with the The Delaware Symphony Orchestra and The Stamford Symphony. He is  a member of the Westminster Brass and Rowan University Faculty Brass Quintet.  As a first call freelance musician, he has performed and recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Orchestra 2001. In addition, Brian is the tuba player for NFL Films. He is a member of the faculty of The University of Delaware, The College of New Jersey, and is a Lecturer in the Music Department of Princeton University. He has been guest lecturer at The Curtis Institute and The Eastman School of Music. Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. His first teacher was David Powers. Brian still calls him every year on the anniversary of his first tuba lesson. His major teachers include Paul Krzywicki, Don Harry, Don Harwood, and Vincent Penzerella. Brian has enjoyed performing with Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, The Who, and The Moody Blues. As a soloist, Brian has performed with the Delaware Symphony, The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble, and The Rowan University Wind Ensemble. When Brian is not playing the tuba, he enjoys riding his bicycle great distances.

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ENCORE SERIES, INC. Frank Giordano, President & Chief Executive Officer Michael Krajewski, Music Director Todd Ellison, Music Director-Designate David Charles Abell, Principal Guest Conductor 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 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

Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor Debbie Lobel, Stage Manager


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-19 Joseph Del Raso, Chairman Anthony Ricci, Vice Chairman 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. Harry D. Madonna Denise Viola Monahan Gregory Montanaro Ryan Peters Philip Rinaldi Andrew J. Santacroce

Mark Gisi, Partner, Brand Strategist, Eastern Standard

Louis Scaglione

General Counsel

Jon C. Sirlin

David H. Marion, Esq.

Ashley E. Widger

POPS Physician Dr. Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP POPS Photographer Peter Blaikie, Bachrach Photography

Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq., Chairman Emeritus Samuel Savitz, Chairman Emeritus


David Charles Abell, Cole Porter, and Kiss Me, Kate Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell’s history with Cole Porter’s music stretches back to his time at Yale University and eventually grew into a major project in his career: his Critical Edition of Kiss, Me Kate. Here, he reminisces about his time conducting and studying Porter’s meaningful music. When I was an undergraduate at Yale, I discovered an obscure corner of the University Library called Historical Sound Recordings. It occupied a huge room in that neo-Gothic structure which was filled with old sheet music, gramophones with huge horns, ancient pianos and other curiosities. The Curator was a quiet, knowledgeable fellow named Richard Warren. Richard gently steered me towards the songs of Cole Porter, Yale class of 1913. In an era before all the music in the world was immediately available on small electronic devices, it was a revelation to discover Porter’s songs one by one by playing them on the piano or listening to 78-rpm discs. A world of long-forgotten Yale football songs, gorgeous ballads, and 1920s comedy songs was revealed to me. I imagined myself at Yale (an all-male Yale) 65 years in the past. I tried to picture what that world must have been like: privileged, glamorous, formal and yet deliciously, delightfully, ‘de-lovely.’ I learned about Cole’s character: serious but pleasure-loving and charmingly naughty. His personality is perfectly expressed in his songs, many of which you will hear this evening.   I was also asked by the Yale Dramat to be Music Director for the musical Anything Goes, by Cole Porter, ’13. Those of you that have been involved in musicals know that they eat your life! I can’t imagine that I got any academic work done that semester. I was in love with the silly story about wealthy people on an ocean liner, the tap-dancing, and the 1930s-style orchestrations. I was also pretty good at it, so I started to think I might be able to make conducting a career.

Kiss Me, Kate performance in Paris, conducted by David Charles Abell

Opera North performance of Kiss Me, Kate, conducted by David Charles Abell

My Cole Porter connection came full-circle in 2008, when I was asked to conduct Kiss Me, Kate at the Glimmerglass Festival in upstate New York. I wanted it to sound like it had sounded at its Broadway premiere in 1948, so I did some research about the original orchestrations. They were still available in 2008, but the score and orchestra parts were full of mistakes. I made it my mission to correct every single one. That means I had to go through all five saxophone parts, all five brass parts, the harp, guitar, piano, percussion and strings with a fine-toothed comb. There were hundreds of mistakes! We did a pretty good job with Kate at Glimmerglass, but that was just the beginning. After the production was finished, I went to the Cole Porter Trusts — an impressive suite of law offices in a Sixth Avenue skyscraper — and asked their impressive suite of lawyers to hire me to create a ‘critical edition’ of Kiss Me, Kate. What, they wanted to know, was a critical edition?  A meticulously-researched script, score and set of orchestra parts with hundreds of footnotes was my answer. I wanted everyone to be able to perform Kate in its original 1948 form. The Cole Porter Trusts embraced the project with Kiss Me, Kate performance in Paris, enthusiasm (and enough money to let me devote a large conducted by David Charles Abell chunk of my next four years to it).   I roped in one of the best musicians I know — my husband Seann Alderking — and together we learned how to properly edit a critical edition. We found the original 1948 Broadway orchestra parts in a dusty publishers’ basement. We spent days in the Columbia University archive of Bella Spewack, the original scriptwriter. We went back to Yale and examined Cole Porter’s papers. Once we had all the ‘sources’ scanned into our computers, we went home to London and started comparing them: Is that really a B-flat in the oboe part? Is this an early version, later replaced, of the ‘Too Darn Hot’ dance routine? Did Porter really change the lyrics when the show left Broadway and toured around the country? (Yup. ‘I’d like to stop for my baby tonight and blow my top with my baby tonight’ became ‘I’d like to stop for my baby tonight and play bebop with my baby tonight.’)   At the end of the process, we produced an orchestral score (with footnotes) of 742 pages, a piano/vocal score of 344 pages, and a completely new set of error-free orchestra parts.  Well, almost error-free — we have a short errata list which I keep meaning to send to the publisher. Anyone can now perform the show with its original ‘sound.’   My intention with all of this is to show that American musical theater, our unique art-form, deserves the same respect as the music of Beethoven and Bach. All of the major classical music pieces are available in critical editions. I think that all of the great American musicals should be too. Patricia Morison, the original 1948 Broadway Kate, with the Critical Edition score with musicologist Derek Greten-Harrison in 2015.

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 The Philly POPS performs with renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli at the Wells Fargo Center.

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.

1979 The Philly POPS is founded by Moe Septee.

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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in memoriam

MARIN MAZZIE 1960-2018 Critically acclaimed performer, three-time Tony Award nominee and inductee into the American Theatre Hall of Fame, Marin Mazzie has been heard in many of the country’s major symphony halls, cabaret and concert venues, and has been seen starring in some of the most memorable musicals on the Broadway stage and London’s West End. Marin starred on Broadway as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center’s acclaimed revival of The King of I for which she received the Joan Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity at Lincoln Center. Previous to that, Marin starred on Broadway as “Helen Sinclair” in Woody Allen’s Bullets over Broadway Credit: Michael Sharkey for which she received the Outer Critics Circle Award. Marin starred on Broadway in Next to Normal opposite real-life husband, Jason Danieley. She received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Lilli/Katharine in the hit revival of Kiss Me, Kate and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show. Other Broadway credits include: Enron, Monty Python’s Spamalot (also West End), Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics noms.), Passion (Tony nom.), Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, Big River, and Out of This World, Kismet, and Zorba (all at Encores!). Her Off-Broadway appearances include Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air, the revival of Carrie (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations) as well as The Vagina Monologues, The Trojan Women: A Love Story, and The World Goes Round (also National Tour). Marin’s extensive concert career spanned the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl to around the world in Abu Dhabi and the Czech Republic. She has been seen with the NY Philharmonic in two of its PBS specials: Sondheim: The Birthday Concert and in its Live at Lincoln Center performance of Camelot as Guenevere. Other PBS Great Performances: Passion, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, and Live from Lincoln Center’s Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration (also with husband Danieley, Chita Rivera, and Joel Grey). Marin and her husband, Jason Danieley, performed their cabaret concerts He Said / She Said, Opposite You, and Broadway & Beyond, among others, at Feinstein’s/54Below, The Cafe Carlyle, Feinstein’s at the Loew’s Regency, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Joe’s Pub, the Cinegrill, and numerous other venues nationally. Marin received critical acclaim for her solo show, Make Your Own Kind of Music, at 54 Below which was released on Broadway Records.

Credit: Joan Marcus

“I’m grateful to her for her advice, her grace, the lessons, her voice, and the strength that allowed her to fight on and off the stage.” — Heather Headley

“I made it a point never to miss Marin in anything (her Next to Normal performance with Danieley, my god).” — Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Rest Magnificent Marin. You were a wonder.” — Audra McDonald

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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).





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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 & Veterans Affairs

Bank of America

Lou and Kim D’Ambrosio

Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund John Coffman Executive Director

Darrell Dorsey


The Foundation of Morris Hall St. Lawrence, Inc.

EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Independence Blue Cross Daniel Hilferty

Department of Community and Economic Development

Key Bank Robert D. Kane, Jr. Market President

Parx Casino Tony Ricci Chief Executive Officer

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Republic Bank Mr. Harry H. Madonna Chairman and CEO

John and Christine Meko In memory of Jack Templeton, MD

ORCHESTRA SOCIETY $50,000 TO $99,999

The City of Philadelphia

Dottie and Frank Giordano Vernon W. II and Shirley Hill Harry Dillon Madonna Susan and Chase McDaniel Philadelphia Energry Solutions Phil Rinaldi Founder, Chairman, & CEO (Ret’d) Drs. John* and Pina Templeton

MAESTRO CIRCLE $25,000 TO $49,999 Tim and Pam Alles AssuredPartners Tony Mahon Managing Director 30 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

Mrs. Nancy M. Miller

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

GMIH, LLC Recycling Management Services Mr. Anthony Serafine President and CEO Haute Restaurant Darrell Dorsey Owner Adriana Herrera Holman Enterprises Kaufman Financial Services Mr. Larry A. Kaufman M&T Bank Denise Monahan Administrative Vice President Macy’s/Bloomingdales

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $10,000 TO $24,999

Rochelle and Barry Magarick

Abele Family Foundation Joan and Wilbert D. Abele

Elizabeth and Terrence McCabe

Vic and Urve Maggitti

Aqua America Marc Lucca President

Muller, Inc. Sandra Muller President

Atlantic Trailer Leasing

Mr. Mark Nicoletti

Beneficial Bank Pam Cyr EVP, Chief Retail Banking Officer


Brinker Capital Ashley Widger CBS3 TV CFI, The Knoll Dealer

Pepper Hamilton, LLP Anne and Joe Del Raso The Philadelphia Phillies Psalm 103 Foundation Karen and Jon Sirlin Manning and Ginny Smith

Structure Tone, LLC Dermid Kelly Regional Vice President

Jayne and Walter Garrison

Rowan University Dr. Ali Houshmand President

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Graham, IV

Louis Scaglione

Lisa Hale and James E. Haas, III

UM Holdings, Ltd. John Aglialoro and Joan Carter

The Heritage Center of the Union League

The Union League of Philadelphia Mr. Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager

Mr. Leroy Kean

Visit Philadelphia

Tom and Nancy Londres

William Penn Foundation Special Gifts Program

John and Janet Marsella

ENCORE CIRCLE $5,000 TO $9,999

Gregory Montanaro

Ron Giordano

Louis K. Habina, Esq.

LaVan Law Julie LaVan

John J. Meko, Jr.

Nadia and Antoine Moukarzel

All-Risk, Inc. Frank Messina

Norman and Suzanne Cohn

ASL Transportation Group Mr. James R. Donnelly President and CEO Gabriel A. Battista

PA Convention Center Authority Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association

The Baxter Family Foundation

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

George Beppel

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Samantha Brandolini and Patrick Morgan

The Prime Rib Mr. Garth Weldon

David and Jennifer Cardy

Eric Rosen In memory of Robert Rosen

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc.

Anthony and Belinda Roth

Citizens Bank Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA President

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

Clark Capital Management Group Harry and Kina Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strine Esq.

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

George Turak Deborah and Andrew Webster

ZAC Management Group Anthony Zingarelli Principal/COO

MUSICIAN CIRCLE $2,500 TO $4,999 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 Salvatore and Amy Calabrese Mr. Paul Catinella Charles Jacquin et. Cie., Inc. Mr. Stanton Remer CFO Karen Corbin Jana and Frank D’Andrea Charles and Susan Davidson Barry Depew Exact Design Mr. Richard Walling Ken and Marian Disken Arlene and Stan Ginsburg Kathleen and Bruce Goldberg Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Rob Wonderling President Legacy Advisors, LLC Mr. Michael T. Piotrowicz President Cpt. And Mrs. Jack P. Lieberman, US Navy (Retired) L.F. Driscoll Co., LLC

DNB Vince Liuzzi, EVP Chief Banking Officer

Wells Fargo Bank

Drexel University John A. Fry President

Charles and Barbara Widger

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

Wilmington Trust

Edythe and Robert Mazer

Bill and Jeanne Whitmore

Jacobs Music Chris Rinaldi

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Metropolitan Contract Carpet Joe Pelosi J. and Brenda Nixon Thomas Nowakowski, Sr. Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel Nina B. Stryker, Esq. Trusts and Estates Department Chair Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

Bob Andrews Group, LLC Mr. Robert Andrews, Jr. P.E. President and CEO

Dennis Fitzgerald

Amy Branch and Jeffry Benoliel

Scott Gamble

Ed, Jane, & Brownie Brandt

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holender

Kenneth Brandt

David Horowitz

Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway

Henry Gosik

Elaine Brumberg

Laurie and Christopher Olivia, MD

Francis and Mary Burke

Penn Medicine

Joan and Richard Carella

J.W. Pepper & Sons, Inc.

Ms. Courtney Carter


Carter Family Fund of Central Indiana

Roscommon International Sean Reilly President and CEO Joan Sacks and Lee Paynter The Reverend Lucy Pierre Monique and Gary Silvi Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP Wm. Sasso, Esq. Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ms. Ann Catania President TD Bank Richard and Elaine Valiga Martin and Janice Wilensky Wills Eye Hospital David Yurman

BATON CIRCLE $1,000 TO $2,499

Geraldine Camishion

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.

Ivan Ciment

Levy Wealth Management Victor Levy

Cohen Private Ventures Gen. Ronald Coleman Kevin Collins Michael J. and Lynne Cona Corporate Health Solutions F. Richard Courtney Stephen Crane and Elaine Jaskol Creative Financial Group Gary Daniels, CLU, ChFC, CAP CRW Graphics David Van Dusen

Louis K. Fox Charitable Trust Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Mr. Mark D. Lupke Cathy Medway Kaitlin MacKenzie Gerald and Jeannine McMenamin Mr. Lawrence G. McMichael Ms. Elaine Meltzer* Mrs. Karen Pelino

Michael Crofton

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Michaelson

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Darlington

Michael Milone

Susan and Charles Davidson Mr. Joseph M. Della Ratta

Amany Mansour-Awad and George J. Awad

Ken and Marian Disken Susan and Matt Dupee Maris and Roger Evoy

The Harold and Renee Berger Foundation

Lisa Fazi

Joseph and Eileen Bilson

Mr. David Fineman

Frank and Suzanne Binswanger

Firstrust Bank

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Ms. Gail Goldstein

Edward and Joellyn Cattell


Ms. Roslyn Barefield

Kenneth Gale and Gail Munion

Morgan Stanley Mark 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

The Wanerman Group USB Financial Services, Inc. Kathryn and Dr. Michael Warhol Dennis Wasilewski

Pine Belt Auto Louis Trebino

Elizabeth Weinreb

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 Wellenbach Wellshire Farms Louis B. Colameco, III

Wealth Development Group Alan D. Katz Managing Member

PRINCIPAL PLAYER $500 TO $749 1518 Associates Melville and Maria Ackerman Sandy and Vince Basanavage Mr. Guy Berger

West Capital Management

Mr. Barry Bressler, Esq.

Janet G. and Harold J. Whartnaby

Sharon and Bill Bronstein

White Penny Jon Cofsky Principal

Jeanne Brunozzi

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

CD Realty Advisors Craig Frater

Ms. Jane Windle

Sally Chandler and Mark Chalmers

Bonnie Brown and Don Wynne

Mary Lou and Frank Burke

Mr. Stephen B. Clyde

Patricia and Daniel Scott

Elizabeth Wojdak

Marvin and Roberta Schimmel

S.R. Wojdak & Associates, Inc.

Wayne M. Schuh

Christopher Wolfington

Pat and Connie Dalton

Elliot and Barbara Schwartz

Zook Dinon PA

Robert and Constance Dalton

Michael Scott and Robin Hauner


George Daly

Ken Dunek

Louis and Nina Eni

Roxanne and Gene Spatocco

Rick and Julie Frost

David and Peggy Stedman

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Harman

David Schneider and Rosalind Erwin In honor of William Nathan Erwin

Paul Stewart

Andrew Levine

Technology Concierge Group Gerald Francesco President

Brian and Lenore Locke

Terence and Deborah Smith

Peter Throm Management Mr. Peter Throm Carol B. Tinari Tot-Time Child Development Centers, Inc. Ms. Donna M. Parisi Owner

Maxine Coleman Ms. Anne M. Congdon

Emilio Degregorio

Ms. Karen Fei In memory of Donna Fei

New Opportunity Publishing

Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc.

NH Wealth Advisors

Ruth Ann and Paul Fox

Richard and Barbara Orr

Patrick R. Gault

Peterson Service Company Renee Fiorelli President

Joan and Larry Glazerman

Precision Automation Fred Rexon President and CEO

Nancy and Alan Grossman

John Turchi

Elliot and Barbara Schwartz

Joseph Voytilla

Dr. Larry and Bonnie Seidman

Waldorf Racing Stables

Dale Wallace

Sandra Goodstein

Cheryl D. Gunter and Paul A. Rabe Dr. and Mrs. John A. Harman Robert and Megan Hausler Herbein + Company, Inc. Mr. Anthony Hui

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Nina and Alan Kirschner

Debbie and Elliot Maser

Robert Lynn

Ms. Jacqueline S. Klein

Mrs. Kathleen Mulhern

Jim and Kanra Magnatta

Stephen and Randy Klein

Patricia and Gordon Munson

Drs. Lawrence and Lynn Levine

Liss & Marion Ricky Liss, Esq.

Mrs. Patricia Levitt

NewsHeisler Wealth Management John Heisler, CFP

Carole Marani

Mr. Frederick D Lipman

Drs. Domenic and Dorothy Pisano

Chris Masso

Richard Weisbrot and Barbara Shaiman

Dr. Michael Mittleman Dr. Catherine A. Michon Hermann Moser Kathleen Mulhern

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Sporn Richard Williams

John McIntyre Stephen McWilliams Janet and Stephen Mullin Harry Mullins C. Raymond Nelson Judith Olshin

Reid and Elizabeth Murray


Mr. Frank C. Palopoli

Pamela Altman

Mr. and Mrs. John Pelino

Gary Beaver

L. Stephan and Rochelle Perchick

Esha Bhatia

Michelle and Mark Pressman

Blue Bell Country Club

Dr. Ralph Riviello, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bortz

Dr. Harry Rosenthal

Kimberly and Donald Brooks

The Rotary Club of Washington Township

Salus University

Thomas Brunner

David and Susan Roulston

Donald Salmon

Ms. Mary Chirillo

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Sceia

Henry Schwarz

Beverly and Herbert Cohen

William and Anna Simpson

Mr. Paul Sloate

Sarah and Joseph M. Corvasce

Janet Steinberg

Gabriel Staino

David and Jane Courtright

Nancy Sullivan

John and Sandra Stouffer

Francis Costello In memory of Rhonda Costello

Laurence Sussman

Ms. Joyce Ann Swoyer Albert and Sabina Talone Rebecca and Brooks Van Pelt Kevin Waldron and Harriette Owens-Waldron

The Honorable Brian J. O’Neill Patricia and Michael Pence Robert N. Racciatti Scott and Marilyn Radley Regina and John Riordan Nancy and Thomas Rocereto

Karen and John Fulton

Halfred Taylor In memory of Judith Ann Taylor

Linda Gloss

Steven Tuso

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Goldberg

Ronald Vickers

Harriet Beloff Goodwin

Ms. Dale Wallace

Alexander and Joanna Williams

Jeff Guaracino

Herbert and Sandra Weinstein

F. Gordon Yasinow

Gwen and Matthew Iller

James Winn

John and Iris Zook

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jaworowski

PERFORMER $375 TO $499 George Baver

Loraine and Edward Jones Rona Josephs Ronald and Louise Kaiser

Mr. Robert Doman

Gerald S. Kates and Tema Freed

Ms. Jodi Friedman

Joseph Kolakowski

Bernard and Harriet Gross

Dr. Ray and Terri Kovalski

Mr. John Heisler

Joseph W. Kvech

Pat Lannutti

Phyllis and Robert Lambeck

Ms. Tracy L. Maeter

Janet Leo

*in memoriam Current Membership as of March 1, 2019. If you found your name has been misspelled or omitted, please accept our sincerest apologies and contact Gilberto Vega at 215-735-2841 or via email at 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 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

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

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

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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

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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 Benefits incept upon receipt of the contribution and are active for one year.

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