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Letter from the President Program In Memory of Gerry Lenfest The Philly POPS Roster Music Director Michael Krajewski Guest Vocalist Storm Large Q&A With Storm Large POPS In Schools The Salute Series Partner Spotlight: M&T Bank The Philly POPS Today Memorable Moments Pre-Show Entertainment: Girls Rock Philly The Philly POPS Behind The Scenes: Joe Nero Administrative Staff Board Of Directors Corporate & Community Support Friends of The Philly POPS Giving Levels



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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, I cannot overstate the beauty, passion and virtuosity we’ve seen so far this season. Leslie Odom, Jr. and Heather Headley kicked off our 40th Anniversary Season in style, and everyone was simply astounded by their musicianship. With many saying that these two concerts were the best they’ve ever seen at the POPS, tonight’s show has high expectations — and we think you’ll find Storm Large is up to the challenge. Like Leslie Odom, Jr., Storm Large is a truly unforgettable interpreter of American pop music. But unlike Leslie, Storm’s bold power and classic-rock roots create her trademark sizzling approach to the classics. But of all the things we do each year, I’m perhaps most proud of the Salute Series. This year’s Christmas Salute not only honors the veteran and service communities with a concert dedicated to their sacrifice, but we also have two special recognitions on tap. First, we recognize the service and bravery of fallen fireman, Captain Matthew LeTourneau. In his honor, the POPS has invited his friends and family to celebrate his memory. Secondly, we will recognize New Jersey Assemblyman and Navy SEAL Ryan Peters with the inaugural Salute Service Award for his decades of leadership as Lieutenant Commander Navy Seal and for his dedication to the service of New Jersey. Please consider supporting our efforts to create this amazing holiday kick-off for those who have given so much to our nation and our community. To support this wonderful night, visit And speaking of the most wonderful time of the year, the festivities are right around the corner! In a few short weeks, A Philly POPS Christmas will deck the halls of the Kimmel. This year’s guest artist, Hamiton star Mandy Gonzalez, will also be headlining the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade! Be sure to tune in for a Thanksgiving performance you won’t forget and be sure to make your POPS plans early! With great appreciation,

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

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A Crazy

Kind of Love

CONCERT PROGRAM FIRST HALF La La Land Suite Justin Hurwitz Rock Overture Classic Rock WMGK Listener's Choice Love Is All You Need Bruce Healey

NOV 9-11, 2018 Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Michael Krajewski, music director


Storm Large, vocalist


Scott Weddle, guitar

Call me Crazy Storm Large I've Got You Under My Skin Cole Porter

Greg Eklund, drums

It's Alright With Me Cole Porter

Matt Brown, bass

Hold Heart Emiliana Torrini

James Beaton, piano

Hopelessly Devoted John Farrar A Woman's Heart Storm Large, James Beaton


It's A Man's Man's Man's World James Brown Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John

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Angels in Gas Stations Storm Large, James Beaton Forever Young Bernhard Lloyd, Marian Gold, Frank Mertens Freedom '90 George Michael

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in memoriam

GERRY LENFEST 1926 — 2018 Philanthropist H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest came to Philadelphia in 1965 to join Walter Annenberg's Triangle Publications, Inc., publisher of Seventeen magazine and owner of cable television companies. In 1974, he formed Lenfest Communications, Inc., which grew to become one of the top cable television companies, with over 1.2 million subscribers. He and his wife, Marguerite, founded The Lenfest Foundation in 2000. The Lenfests donated over $1 billion to more than 1,000 organizations, including The Philly POPS. Fifteen years ago, they launched Love the Arts, which provides year-round advertising and promotion for more than a dozen local arts organizations via television, billboards, radio, social media, and online marketing. No other city in America has a program that supports the Arts in this manner. Lenfest passed away on August 5, 2018 at age 88.

“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of Gerry, we are also eternally grateful. His and Marguerite's support helped make the POPS what it is today, and for that, everyone at POPS thanks Gerry from the bottom of our hearts.” - Frank Giordano, President and CEO of The Philly POPS 6 | Encore! | The Philly POPS




Michael Ludwig Rachael Ludwig  Guillaume Combet  Emma Kummrow  Robert Vieira  Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz  Paul Reiser  Rachel Segal  Gared Crawford  Catherine Fukuda

Miles Davis Anne Peterson  Stephen Groat

Paul Arbogast Brian Pastor  David Cianci



Edward Schultz Kim Trolier  Frances Tate

Brian Brown


David Schneider Geoffrey Deemer

William Kerrigan David Nelson  Ralph Sorrentino



Joseph Smith Sean Bailey Mark Allen

Joe Nero

Michelle Bishop Tamae Lee  Kate Suk  Greg Teperman  Christof Richter  Sarah Dubois  Hyo Samantha Crawford  Diane Barnett

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

CELLO Uli Boeckheler  George Atanasiu  Brooke Beazley  Glenn Fischbach  Pat Daniels  Talia Schiff


BASSOON Norman Spielberg  Darryl Hartshorne

HORN John David Smith Adam Lesnick  George Barnett  Angela Bilger


ELECTRIC BASS Steve Beskrone

HARP Andre Tarantiles


TRUMPET Matt Gallagher Bob Gravener  George Rabbai

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music director

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski’s earliest memories of hearing symphonic music were summertime concerts in local parks in his hometown of Detroit. “My parents enjoyed music, but didn’t go to classical concerts,” Michael says. “My first tastes of hearing an orchestra live were in that informal setting, and that’s what I ended up doing with my career.” 8 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

He knew he wanted a career in music and always harbored the idea of becoming a conductor in the back of his mind. “I decided to get serious about myself as a musician and see how far I could push myself,” he says. “It seemed like a pipe dream — no one around where I grew up even thinks about something like becoming an orchestra conductor, but I didn’t want to live the rest of my life wondering what would have happened if I tried.” Michael’s big break came when he was named Antal Dorati Fellowship Conductor of the Detroit Symphony in 1979 and gained experience conducting a big orchestra. He went on to become assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony, resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and music director of Modesto Symphony — all the while splitting his time between conducting classical, educational, pops and outdoor concerts, often before non-traditional audiences. He is now a full-time pops conductor and serves as principal pops conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and since 2013, as Music Director and Conductor of The Philly POPS®. Michael especially enjoys creating pops programs from scratch. “We’re playing music that wasn’t written for symphony orchestra — we create all new arrangements and match the right artists to the programs,” he says. “It’s really satisfying.” His favorite experiences include pairing music with Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics and a show that featured an on-stage speed painter. “I feel that The Philly POPS is the best pops orchestra in the country and the best at doing these kinds of concerts,” Michael says. “And I love Philadelphia — it has a wonderful history and tradition of excellent music and performing arts.” Michael has conducted throughout North America and around the globe, and has collaborated with a diverse group of internationally-renowned artists, including Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Wynona Judd, Chicago, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Michael lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Darcy. He enjoys solving crossword puzzles, photography and traveling — especially to Italy.

“Many people are interested in a symphony orchestra, but don’t feel like classical music is for them. When we’re playing the music of Frank Sinatra, movie soundtracks, Broadway and Top 40, audiences get a kick out of hearing a full orchestra with highly trained musicians playing songs that they feel is their music.” - MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI POPS ROCKS! Storm Large, A Crazy Kind Of Love | November 2018 | 9

guest artist

STORM LARGE Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Highlights of the 17-18 season include debuts with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Vancouver, Jacksonville, and RTÉ National Symphonies, as well as return engagements with the Houston, Toronto, and Toledo Symphonies. Storm and her band, Le Bonheur, continue to tour concert halls across the country. The 16-17 season included debuts with the Atlanta, Baltimore, and BBC Symphony Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as return engagements with National Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  Recent highlights include engagements with the New York Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, and the Knights, as well as performances at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. She joined Michael Feinstein as special guest on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Popular Song series, as well as with Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and the Pasadena Pops. She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The New York Times called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star.  Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy.   Storm’s autobiographical musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold out run at Portland Center Stage. Storm went on to perform a cabaret version of the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival in Australia, and Joe’s Pub in New York. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012, named Oprah’s Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.

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POP QUESTIONS Q&A with Storm Large Where did you grow up? Southboro, Massachusetts

How did you become interested in making music? Loneliness.

Who were your favorite musicians as a kid? Beatles, Miriam Makeba, John Denver, The Clash, Public Enemy, Nina Hagen, Sex Pistols, Bad Brains... too many to name.  

What was your first paying music gig? Wait.... You can get paid to play music?  

What was your big break? Pinkie toe when I was 16. Real answer: Pretty much any time you perform in front of people for the first time and they want to see you again, is a break. Big ones come and go just like the little ones, you need them all and they have to be continuous throughout a career. I've been on TV, but I wouldn't have had I not played a 200-seat theater in Portland. I play big and small theaters, tiny rock and jazz clubs still, after 25 years of doing this. I've received standing ovations at Carnegie Hall, and I'm not really famous. You never "MAKE IT" — you just keep making. Thank God.

We know that you’re an animal lover. Tell us more about your favorite animals and how you grew to love them? Yes. Dogs, cats, squirrels, birds, snakes ... my childhood dream was to be a werewolf so I would have a legitimate reason to live outside and avoid humans.

Where do you live now? Portland, Oregon.

You’ve traveled all over to perform. What’s your favorite place in the world? I have several: Portland, Reykjavik, Barcelona, Paris, Budapest, NYC, and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Have you been to Philly before? Some of my happiest memories are from Philly. My grandparents lived in Spring House and Bluebell. My uncle and cousins were in Ambler and Bucks County. I feel very much at home there.

Have you tried a cheesesteak yet? Cheesesteak, scrapple, anything from Wawa...

Do you have a favorite: Song to listen to? Presently "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters.

Song to sing? Presently "The Story" Brandi Carlisle.

Musician or Band? Presently Regina Spektor.

Movie? Pretty much any Mel Brooks or Monty Python.

Color? Crimson red.

Instrument? Heart strings.

Do you have any non-music hobbies? Cage fighting and exaggerating.  

What do you like about performing with orchestras? It's like surfing on champagne.

Where are you excited about performing next? Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC December 3 and 7.

Launched in 2015, POPS in Schools is an EITC-certified program that supplements music education for 2,500 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.

Your generous support allows: • 2,500 students to receive impactful music programming • 25 POPS musicians to train, coach, and mentor music students • 10 schools to participate in the All-City Jazz Festival • 500 students to perform in the Kimmel Center prior to a POPS concert

For more information on how you can support the future music leaders of Philadelphia, please contact 215.735.2841 | 14 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal 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.

Your generous support allows: • 2,000 members of the military and police and fire departments to enjoy free tickets to the Christmas Salute concert • 155,000 members of the Philadelphia community to celebrate a holiday at a free POPS concert • 205 children of members of the military and police and fire departments to receive a free bicycle at the Christmas in July event

For more information on attending or supporting the Salute Series:


ABOUT M&T BANK For more than 160 years, M&T Bank has helped people and businesses manage their money and make sound financial decisions, so they can live better today and realize their goals for tomorrow. Whether you're buying a home, building a business, or broadening your career, find out how we're making a difference, every day, in communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC. M&T Bank was founded on the belief that banks exist to help people succeed. We make sure we understand what's important to our constituents, employees and customers because their success drives our own. We work hard every day to make a difference in people's financial lives — and in the communities we serve — to build a better future for all of us.

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"I’m very happy to have M&T and Denise Monahan as part of the POPS family. Denise brings her trademark energy and can-do attitude to our Board of Directors. In addition to her impressive professional accomplishments, she’s dedicated to her community through her work with the Girl Scouts, Ronald McDonald House, and Chamber of Commerce. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with her and M&T to make beautiful music and a difference in our community." - Frank Giordano, President and CEO of The Philly POPS

ABOUT DENISE MONAHAN Denise Monahan joined M&T Bank in May of 2018 as Administrative Vice President, Group Manager, Commercial Banking for the bank's Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region. In addition to her professional career, Monahan has served a nine-year term on Saint Joseph University's Board of Trustees and remains actively engaged as an Associate Trustee and member of the Real Estate Affinity Group. Monahan's accomplishments earned her notice as a Woman of Distinction with the Girl Scouts of Southern/Central New Jersey and Philadelphia Business Journal. Finally, Monahan has also been engaged with the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce since 2011, in addition to the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey since 1997. POPS ROCKS! Storm Large, A Crazy Kind Of Love | November 2018 | 17

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 2,500 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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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” for their commitment to the Salute Series and POPS in Schools.

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

August 2017

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.

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

December 2014

July 2017

March 2014

David Charles Abell conducts in Holiday POPS!

The Philly POPS BIG Band debuts on July 4 at the Larry Blank conducts Marvin Hamlisch Tribute. 25th anniversary of the Wawa Welcome America December 2013 concert on the Parkway. David Charles Abell makes POPS debut in the 2013 July 2016 Christmas Spectacular. In addition to July 3’s traditional POPS on October 2013 Independence concert, the POPS brass percussion ensemble performs at Philadelphia’s televised July 4 Michael Krajewski conducts Viva Philadelphia! — the first concert of his tenure. Celebration of Freedom ceremony.

May 2016

July 2013

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

Michael Krajewski debuts in concerts Lennon and McCartney (March 2013) and Bond and Beyond (April 2013).

September 2015

July 2012

The Philly POPS partners with the Mann Center for Music Director Michael Krajewski takes over the the Performing Arts for Philadelphia’s first-ever “baton” of The Philly POPS. Memorial Day concert: Memorial Salute. March 2013

The Philly POPS performs for Pope Francis on Independence Mall.

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

September 2015

December 2001

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

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


The Philly POPS is designated as the official Pops Launch of POPS in Schools kicks off with a Orchestra of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. presenting sponsorship of the Philadelphia 1979 School District’s All City Jazz Festival. The Philly POPS is founded by Moe Septee.

June 2015

PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT GIRLS ROCK PHILLY Girls Rock Philly is a youth-centered music organization dedicated to building an intergenerational community of girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people. Through the practice of fearless expression, artistic experimentation, and collaboration, we build the confidence and leadership skills needed to transform ourselves and our communities. Our staff, volunteers, and participants foster a joyful culture of creativity, critical thinking, and collective care in order to build a safer and more equitable world. Girls Rock Philly formed in 2006 as part of an emerging group of like-minded nonprofits across the U.S. and internationally, responding to a gap in music mentorship and healthy development opportunities for pre-teen and teenage girls. Internationally, this network has evolved into the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. Organizationally, we have evolved from a one-week summer camp — first held in August of 2007 with only 20 campers — to an organization with year-round programming reaching over 150 youth every year! Learn more: This Weekend's Pre-Show Performers: Friday: Samantha Rise Saturday: Rally Sunday: Compas 48

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. POPS ROCKS! Storm Large, A Crazy Kind Of Love | November 2018 | 21

BEHIND THE SCENES JOE NERO, drums / percussion

Joe Nero has played with The Philly POPS as drummer/percussionist since 2013 — most recently as part of The Philly POPS BIG Band. For the last 40 years, he has combined his consummate skill and versatility as a jazz/commercial drummer with his skills as an orchestral and show percussionist, working in every major theater and showroom in the Philadelphia tri-state area.    He’s toured worldwide with artists including Bette Midler, Burt Bacharach, Bernadette Peters, Sarah McLachlan, Andy Williams, Anthony Newley, Bobby Rydell, and Frankie Avalon. He has also shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli and Tony Bennett, as well as jazz artists Eddie Gomez, Bill Watrous, Ernie Watts, and Kurt Elling. He has recorded with artists for Sony, Philly International, and Atlantic Records. He's performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Philadelphia.   He is an adjunct professor of drumset/percussion studies at University of the Arts and serves on the music faculty at LaSalle High School. Joe is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.   Joe and his wife Pat are celebrating 40 years of marriage in 2018, and have three talented sons: Joe, Vincent, and Dominick. They enjoy trips to Italy to explore art, family, food, and wine.

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


Michael Krajewski, Music Director

Joseph Del Raso, Chairman

David Charles Abell, Principal Guest Conductor

Anthony Ricci, Vice Chairman

Todd Ellison, Music Director-Designate

Tony Mahon, Secretary

Louis Scaglione, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

James M. Matour, Treasurer

Karen Corbin, Chief Operating Officer Patricia Wells, Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President

Wilbert D. Abele Timothy Alles Joan Carter

Daniel Palmieri, Director of Sales and Customer Relations

Pamela Cyr

Sarah Maiellano, Assistant Director of Communications

Daniel DiLella

Keith Obaza, Production Manager

Carol A. Eggert

Austin Berner, Manager of Communications

Frank Giordano

Gilberto Vega, Manager of Education and Engagement

Louis K. Habina, Esq.

Reginald-Chris Mendoza, Staff Accountant

Adriana Herrera

Will Farr, Graphic Designer

Dr. Ali A. Houshmand

Brendan McHale, Program & Production Associate

Dermid Kelly

Mia Serafine, Contributed Revenue and Events Coordinator

Marc A. Lucca, P.E.

Chandra Deal, Project Manager

Barry Magarick John J. Meko, Jr.

Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master

Harry D. Madonna

Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian

Denise Viola Monahan

Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor

Gregory Montanaro

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. 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

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 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

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 Vernon W. II and Shirley Hill 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

Beneficial Bank Pam Cyr EVP, Chief Retail Banking Officer

Brinker Capital Ashley Widger


Bank of America

CFI, The Knoll Dealer

Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund

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

John Coffman Executive Director

The Foundation of Morris Hall St. Lawrence, Inc.



EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella

Key Bank

Recycling Management Services Mr. Anthony Serafine President and CEO

Holman Enterprises

Robert D. Kane, Jr. Market President

Kaufman Financial Services

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


John and Christine Meko

Mr. Larry A. Kaufman

Rochelle and Barry Magarick

In memory of Jack Templeton, MD

Vic and Urve Maggitti

The City of Philadelphia

Elizabeth and Terrence McCabe

Mrs. Nancy M. Miller

Muller, Inc.

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE $10,000 TO $24,999 Aqua America

Sandra Muller President

Mr. Mark Nicoletti

Marc Lucca President


Atlantic Trailer Leasing

Anne and Joe Del Raso

Pepper Hamilton, LLP The Philadelphia Phillies Psalm 103 Foundation

Karen and Jon Sirlin

Ron Giordano

Manning and Ginny Smith

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Graham, IV

Structure Tone, LLC

Wells Fargo Bank Louis K. Habina, Esq.

Bill and Jeanne Whitmore

Dermid Kelly Regional Vice President

Lisa Hale and James E. Haaf, III

Charles and Barbara Widger

Rowan University

The Heritage Center of the Union League

Wilmington Trust

Mr. Leroy Kean

Anthony Zingarelli Principal/COO

Dr. Ali Houshmand President

ZAC Management Group

Louis Scaglione

LaVan Law

UM Holdings, Ltd.

Julie LaVan

John Aglialoro and Joan Carter

M&T Bank

MUSICIAN CIRCLE $2,500 TO $4,999

The Union League of Philadelphia

Denise Monahan Administrative Vice President


Mr. Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager

John and Janet Marsella

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

John J. Meko, Jr. Gregory Montanaro Nadia and Antoine Moukarzel Norman and Suzanne Cohn PA Convention Center Authority

Abele Family Foundation Joan and Wilbert D. Abele

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

Gabriel A. Battista

Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman's Association

The Baxter Family Foundation

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

George Beppel

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Charles Jacquin et. Cie., Inc.

The Prime Rib

Mr. Stanton Remer CFO

Samantha Brandolini and Patrick Morgan David and Jennifer Cardy

Mr. Garth Weldon

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci

Eric Rosen

Clark Capital Management Group

Anthony and Belinda Roth

In memory of Robert Rosen

Salvatore and Amy Calabrese Mr. Paul Catinella

Citizens Bank Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA President

Karen Corbin

Harry and Kina Clark

Boenning and Scattergood, Inc.

Jana and Frank D'Andrea

Abram and D. Walter Cohen Foundation

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

Charles and Susan Davidson

In memory of Gail Denny

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strine Esq.

Barry Depew

DNB First Drexel University

George Turak

Mr. Richard Walling

John A. Fry President

Deborah and Andrew Webster

Jayne and Walter Garrison

Exact Design 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 Jacobs Music Chris Rinaldi

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

TD Bank Richard and Elaine Valiga Martin and Janice Wilensky Wills Eye Hospital David Yurman BATON CIRCLE $1,000 TO $2,499

Ms. Roslyn Barefield The Harold and Renee Berger Foundation Frank and Suzanne Binswanger

Amy Branch and Jeffry Benoliel

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Darlington Mr. Joseph M. Della Ratta

Maris and Roger Evoy Lisa Fazi Mr. David Fineman Firstrust Bank Dennis Fitzgerald Kenneth Gale and Gail Munion Scott Gamble Ms. Gail Goldstein

Ed, Jane, & Brownie Brandt

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holender

Kenneth Brandt

David Horowitz

Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway

Henry Gosik

Francis and Mary Burke

Laurie and Christopher Olivia, MD

Carter Family Fund of Central Indiana

Penn Medicine

Geraldine Camishion

J.W. Pepper & Sons, Inc.

Ms. Courtney Carter

Roscommon International

Edward and Joellyn Cattell

Sean Reilly President and CEO

Michael Crofton

Susan and Matt Dupee

J. and Brenda Nixon

Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

David Van Dusen

Amany Mansour-Awad and George J. Awad

Mr. Robert Andrews, Jr. P.E. President and CEO

Nina B. Stryker, Esq. Trusts and Estates Department Chair

CRW Graphics

Ken and Marian Disken

Bob Andrews Group, LLC

Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

Gary Daniels, CLU, ChFC, CAP


Joe Pelosi

Thomas Nowakowski, Sr.

Creative Financial Group

Ivan Ciment

Ms. Elaine Grobman Jo-ann Jones Charles Keates Michael Keenan Gerhart and Anne Klein Calvin and Orsula Knowlton Ms. Christine Lange

Joan Sacks and Lee Paynter

Cohen Private Ventures

The Reverend Lucy Pierre

Gen. Ronald Coleman

Monique and Gary Silvi

Kevin Collins

Victor Levy

Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP

Michael J. and Lynne Cona

Louis K. Fox Charitable Trust

Wm. Sasso, Esq.

Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ms. Ann Catania President

Corporate Health Solutions F. Richard Courtney Stephen Crane and Elaine Jaskol

Rep. Joseph Lashinger, Jr. Levy Wealth Management

Riccardo Longo 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*

Marvin and Roberta Schimmel Wayne M. Schuh Michael Scott and Robin Hauner Terence and Deborah Smith

Mrs. Karen Pelino

Roxanne and Gene Spatocco

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Michaelson

David and Peggy Stedman

Ms. Jane Windle Elizabeth Wojdak S.R. Wojdak & Associates, Inc. Christopher Wolfington Zook Dinon PA CONDUCTOR CIRCLE $750 TO $999

Paul Stewart

Ken Dunek

Technology Concierge Group

Rick and Julie Frost

Morgan Stanley Mark Morganthaler

Gerald Francesco President

Michael Milone

Stephen Muracco National HR

Peter Throm Management Mr. Peter Throm

Jay Nistad Principal

Carol B. Tinari

James Nelligan

Tot-Time Child Development Centers, Inc.

Dominic Nigro Hon. Paul and Nancy Panepinto Penn Personalized Care Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP Official Physician of The Philly POPS

Ms. Donna M. Parisi Owner

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Harman Brian and Lenore Locke New Opportunity Publishing NH Wealth Advisors Richard and Barbara Orr Peterson Service Company

John Turchi

Renee Fiorelli President

Joseph Voytilla

Precision Automation

Waldorf Racing Stables The Wanerman Group

Fred Rexon President and CEO

USB Financial Services, Inc.

Elliot and Barbara Schwartz

Louis Trebino

Kathryn and Dr. Michael Warhol

Dr. Larry and Bonnie Seidman

Konstadinos Plestis and Maria Vogiatzi

Dennis Wasilewski

Wealth Development Group

Police and Fire Federal Credit Union

Patricia Wellenbach

Pine Belt Auto

Cynthia and Gary Porter

Elizabeth Weinreb

Wellshire Farms

Alan D. Katz Managing Member

Louis B. Colameco, III


West Capital Management

1518 Associates

Mr. Theodore Robb

Janet G. and Harold J. Whartnaby

Melville and Maria Ackerman

Savitz Family Foundation

White Penny

Sandy and Vince Basanavage

Mr. Robert Rau Mrs. Joannie Rich

In memory of Walter D. Cohen

Ms. Joyce Seewald Sando Mr. Andrew J. Santacroce Patricia and Daniel Scott

Jon Cofsky Principal

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

Mr. Guy Berger Mr. Barry Bressler, Esq.

Sharon and Bill Bronstein

Chris Masso

Ms. Tracy L. Maeter

Bonnie Brown and Don Wynne

Dr. Michael Mittleman

Debbie and Elliot Maser

Dr. Catherine A. Michon

Mrs. Kathleen Mulhern

Kathleen Mulhern

Patricia and Gordon Munson

Jeanne Brunozzi Mary Lou and Frank Burke CD Realty Advisors

Reid and Elizabeth Murray

Craig Frater

Mr. Frank C. Palopoli

NewsHeisler Wealth Management

Mr. Stephen B. Clyde

Mr. and Mrs. John Pelino

John Heisler, CFP

Sally Chandler and Mark Chalmers

L. Stephan and Rochelle Perchick

Drs. Domenic and Dorothy Pisano

Maxine Coleman

Michelle and Mark Pressman

David Schneider and Rosalind Erwin

Pat and Connie Dalton

Dr. Ralph Riviello, M.D.

In honor of William Nathan Erwin

Dr. Harry Rosenthal

Richard Weisbrot and Barbara Shaiman

George Daly

Donald Salmon

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Sporn

Emilio Degregorio

Salus University

Richard Williams

Louis and Nina Eni

Henry Schwarz

Ms. Karen Fei

Mr. Paul Sloate


In memory of Donna Fei

Gabriel Staino

Pamela Altman

Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc.

John and Sandra Stouffer

Esha Bhatia

Ms. Joyce Ann Swoyer

Blue Bell Country Club

Albert and Sabina Talone

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bortz

Rebecca and Brooks Van Pelt

Kimberly and Donald Brooks

Kevin Waldron and Harriette Owens-Waldron

Thomas Brunner

Robert and Constance Dalton

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 Robert and Megan Hausler Herbein + Company, Inc.

Dale Wallace F. Gordon Yasinow John and Iris Zook

Mr. Anthony Hui

PERFORMER $375 TO $499

Nina and Alan Kirschner

George Baver

Ms. Jacqueline S. Klein

Mr. Robert Doman

Stephen and Randy Klein

Ms. Jodi Friedman

Drs. Lawrence and Lynn Levine

Bernard and Harriet Gross

Mrs. Patricia Levitt Mr. Frederick D Lipman

Mr. John Heisler Pat Lannutti

Ms. Mary Chirillo Beverly and Herbert Cohen Ms. Anne M. Congdon Sarah and Joseph M. Corvasce David Courtright Francis Costello In memory of Rhonda Costello

Karen and John Fulton Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Goldberg Harriet Beloff Goodwin Jeff Guaracino

Gwen and Matthew Iller

Janet Steinberg

Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Jaworowski

Nancy Sullivan

Loraine and Edward Jones Rona Josephs Gerald S. Kates and Tema Freed Joseph Kolakowski Dr. Ray and Terri Kovalski

Laurence Sussman Halfred Taylor In memory of Judith Ann Taylor

Steven Tuso Ronald Vickers Ms. Dale Wallace

Joseph W. Kvech

Herbert and Sandra Weinstein

Phyllis and Robert Lambeck

James Winn

Janet Leo

current list as of print date

Robert Lynn Jim and Kanra Magnatta Liss & Marion Ricky Liss, Esq.

Carole Marani John McIntyre Stephen McWilliams Hermann Moser Janet and Stephen Mullin Harry Mullins C. Raymond Nelson 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 The Rotary Club of Washington Township David Roulston Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Sceia William and Anna Simpson

*in memoriam

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 • 10% discount on single tickets ADMIRER — $125 TO $249 Friend benefits, plus:

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

• Free ticket exchange of your subscription tickets • Exclusive VIP Invitations to POPS special

events and performances

• Priority seating change request

for your subscription

MUSICIAN CIRCLE — $2,500 TO $4,999 Baton Circle benefits, plus:

ENTHUSIAST — $250 TO $374

• Invitations to a special reception with Maestro

Admirer benefits, plus:

• Acknowledgment of your contribution

• A private tour of the Kimmel Center

Krajewski and POPS leadership

in the Encore! program book

ENCORE! CIRCLE — $5,000 TO $9,999 PERFORMER — $375 TO $499 Enthusiast benefits, plus:

Musician Circle benefits, plus:

• A private dinner with Frank Giordano,

• Complimentary tickets to a special

• 1/2 page ad in the Encore! program book

backstage tour

PRINCIPAL PLAYER — $500 TO $749 Performer benefits, plus:

• Exclusive intermission receptions with

musicians and Board of Directors

President and CEO of The Philly POPS

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE — $10,000 & ABOVE Encore! Circle benefits, plus:

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

CONDUCTOR CIRCLE — $750 TO $999 Principal Player benefits, plus:

• A private backstage visit with

Maestro Krajewski and guest artists

All membership benefits are designed for two people. You may also waive all benefits, making the full amount of your contribution tax-deductible. For additional information on individual giving, please call our Development Office at 215.735.2841. To donate online, go to Benefits incept upon receipt of the contribution and are active for one year.

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THE PHILLY POPS WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME: Ann's Choice Retirement Community Art and Mona Ballard and guests Donna Patti and guests The Fantastic Fifties Lisa Furbacher and guests Sharren and David Filan and guests The Weston Club at Sagemore FOR BEST SEATS, BEST PRICES, AND THE BEST TIME AT THE PHILLY POPS HOST YOUR OWN GROUP!


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