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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 phillypops.org/christmassalute2018. 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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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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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
THE PHILLY POPS ROSTER 1ST VIOLIN
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
David Schneider Geoffrey Deemer
William Kerrigan David Nelson Ralph Sorrentino
Joseph Smith Sean Bailey Mark Allen
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
TYMPANI & PERCUSSION
ELECTRIC BASS Steve Beskrone
HARP Andre Tarantiles
KEYBOARD Jeff Smith
TRUMPET Matt Gallagher Bob Gravener George Rabbai
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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
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 | phillypops.org/popsinschools 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: phillypops.org/Salute
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT M&T Bank
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 â€‹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 â€” 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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: www.girlsrockphilly.org 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
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-19
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
Sarah Maiellano, Assistant Director of Communications
Keith Obaza, Production Manager
Carol A. Eggert
Austin Berner, Manager of Communications
Gilberto Vega, Manager of Education and Engagement
Louis K. Habina, Esq.
Reginald-Chris Mendoza, Staff Accountant
Will Farr, Graphic Designer
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand
Brendan McHale, Program & Production Associate
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
Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor
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 POPSâ€™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).
40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON SPONSOR
CIVIC, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT PARTNERS THE ABELE FAMILY FOUNDATION
SALUTE SERIES PRESENTING SPONSOR
CHRISTMAS PRESENTING SPONSOR
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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
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Republic Bank Mr. Harry H. Madonna Chairman and CEO
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Drs. John* and Pina Templeton
MAESTRO CIRCLE $25,000 TO $49,999 Tim and Pam Alles AssuredPartners Tony Mahon Managing Director
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Brinker Capital Ashley Widger
Bank of America
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John Coffman Executive Director
The Foundation of Morris Hall St. Lawrence, Inc.
EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella
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Robert D. Kane, Jr. Market President
Kaufman Financial Services
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
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In memory of Jack Templeton, MD
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Ed, Jane, & Brownie Brandt
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holender
Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway
Francis and Mary Burke
Laurie and Christopher Olivia, MD
Carter Family Fund of Central Indiana
J.W. Pepper & Sons, Inc.
Ms. Courtney Carter
Edward and Joellyn Cattell
Sean Reilly President and CEO
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
Ken and Marian Disken
Bob Andrews Group, LLC
Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel
Gary Daniels, CLU, ChFC, CAP
Thomas Nowakowski, Sr.
Creative Financial Group
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
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
Technology Concierge Group
Rick and Julie Frost
Morgan Stanley Mark Morganthaler
Gerald Francesco President
Stephen Muracco National HR
Peter Throm Management Mr. Peter Throm
Jay Nistad Principal
Carol B. Tinari
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
Renee Fiorelli President
Waldorf Racing Stables The Wanerman Group
Fred Rexon President and CEO
USB Financial Services, Inc.
Elliot and Barbara Schwartz
Kathryn and Dr. Michael Warhol
Dr. Larry and Bonnie Seidman
Konstadinos Plestis and Maria Vogiatzi
Wealth Development Group
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Pine Belt Auto
Cynthia and Gary Porter
Alan D. Katz Managing Member
Louis B. Colameco, III
PRINCIPAL PLAYER $500 TO $749
West Capital Management
Mr. Theodore Robb
Janet G. and Harold J. Whartnaby
Melville and Maria Ackerman
Savitz Family Foundation
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
Ms. Tracy L. Maeter
Bonnie Brown and Don Wynne
Dr. Michael Mittleman
Debbie and Elliot Maser
Dr. Catherine A. Michon
Mrs. Kathleen Mulhern
Patricia and Gordon Munson
Jeanne Brunozzi Mary Lou and Frank Burke CD Realty Advisors
Reid and Elizabeth Murray
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
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
Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Sporn
Louis and Nina Eni
Ms. Karen Fei
Mr. Paul Sloate
ENTHUSIAST $250 TO $374
In memory of Donna Fei
Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc.
John and Sandra Stouffer
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
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
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
Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Jaworowski
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
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
GIVING LEVELS Join The Friends Of The Philly POPS Today! If you love the NEW Philly POPS and want to become a Friend, please donate online at phillypops.org/donate to join others who share a passion for the Great American Songbook. Your tax-deductible gift makes a significant difference in the lives of thousands of fellow patrons by allowing our beloved stand-alone orchestra to continue to play the music you know and love to hear. FRIEND — $75 TO $124 • 10% discount on single tickets ADMIRER — $125 TO $249 Friend benefits, plus:
BATON CIRCLE — $1,000 TO $2,499 Conductor Circle benefits, plus:
• 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
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 phillypops.org/donate. Benefits incept upon receipt of the contribution and are active for one year.
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