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Letter from the President Program Welcome Joseph Del Raso Philly Loves Classic Rock Music Director Michael Krajewski Guest Vocalist Bryce Ryness The Philly POPS Roster The Philly POPS Festival Chorus Save The Date: Sixth Annual POPS Ball Board of Directors Administrative Staff Partner Spotlight The Salute Series Behind The Scenes Subscriber Spotlight POPS In The News Memorable Moments POPS In Schools Thank You For Joining Us This Season! Corporate & Community Support The Philly POPS The Philly POPS Today Social Media Shout Out Friends of The Philly POPS Giving Levels

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, We rock out the final concert series of another incredible season with some of the most popular music ever. It’s a wonderful show. The enthusiasm our magnificent musicians bring to this show is their thank you to all of you for sharing this season with us. I want to introduce you to Joe Del Raso — there’s a profile of my close friend on page 6. He’s recently been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Philly POPS. I have great expectations for his tenure — I know that we’ll work together to bring the POPS continued success and growth. Which means better and bigger shows for you! Please join us for one of our Salute Series concerts over the summer. Register at phillypops.org/memorialsalute for Memorial Day at the Mann Center on May 26. Todd Ellison is back from his hit Best of Broadway show in March — and he’s bringing Nikki Renée Daniels, on mini-break from her successful run in The Book of Mormon, with him. Philly native Justin Hopkins rounds out the show. Last year’s July 3 and 4 shows with Wawa Welcome America! were unforgettable. Todd Ellison is also helming the traditional POPS on Independence show on July 3 featuring another incredible vocalist, Heather Headley. She’s the original Nala from The Lion King, won her Tony for Aida and was mesmerizing in The Bodyguard. She sang with Andrea Bocelli and the POPS in December; we couldn’t wait to bring her back. The BIG Band will open the Parkway concert on the Fourth and will again perform at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony in the morning that same day. We thank Comcast NBCUniversal for its ongoing support of the series. What a wonderful season we’ve enjoyed together — I look forward to an even more amazing one next fall. See you at the POPS!

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

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CONCERT PROGRAM Rock Overture Various Bohemian Rhapsody

APRIL 27-29, 2018

Words and Music by Freddie Mercury Rolling Stones Medley Words and Music by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Mr. Blue Sky

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Words and Music by Jeff Lynne Come Sail Away Words and Music by Dennis DeYoung A Day in the Life Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Beatles Medley Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Michael Krajewski, music director Bryce Ryness, vocalist The Philly POPS Festival Chorus

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WELCOME JOSEPH DEL RASO Chairman, Encore Series, Inc. Board of Directors, presenter of The Philly POPS Joe Del Raso, of Devon, is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Joe leads the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group and is chair of the firm’s Italian Desk and a practice leader for mutual funds of the firm’s Funds Services Practice Group. He is a past member of Pepper’s Executive Committee. Joe has twice testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. He started his legal career as an attorney/adviser in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management. He currently serves as Secretary of the Union League of Philadelphia and is a member of its Board of Directors. He’s a past Chairman of both the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Board of Consultors of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. He has served on the Encore Series, Inc. Board (presenter of The Philly POPS) since 2013. “Joe has been a key supporter of The Philly POPS as we’ve grown in recent years,” said Frank Giordano, President and CEO of The Philly POPS. “I’m grateful to have him leading our Board and look forward to continued growth and success with him at the helm.”

“I’m honored and excited about stepping into the role of Chairman of this important organization. I’ve enjoyed being part of the recent success at the POPS and look forward to continuing on that trajectory.” - JOE DEL RASO

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ABOUT QUEEN, THE STONES AND ZEPPELIN Philly is a Classic Rock town! Philly has loved Classic Rock since before it was “classic!” Our local radio stations, on-air personalities, and music lovers have been advocates and evangelists for this music for decades. Before you sing along with today’s show, take a walk down memory lane with a few of the bands featured in the POPS Rocks show. “The most popular rock band in the entire world, England’s Led Zeppelin, graced Philadelphia with an appearance at the Spectrum last Saturday and for all those lucky (or rich) enough to have tickets, it was really quite a show… What gives them the edge over most bands is their number of good songs, a distinctive lead singer named Robert Plant and maybe (just maybe) the best guitarist around in Jimmy Page.”

- Lew O’Neil, The Villanovan, 1975

“90,000 IN PHILADELPHIA CHEER ROLLING STONES’ TOUR” “They rolled down the streets, jammed the highways, packed the Broad Street Subway. They poured into the vast bowl of the old John F. Kennedy Stadium, they carpeted its sloping tiers and its broad infield with color and they filled it with sound — first the din of multithroated cheers of expectation and then the roar of welcome for the Rolling Stones, the British rock-and-roll group, which began its 25-city American tour today with the first of two concerts here.”

- The New York Times, September 26, 1981 “Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually incorporating more diverse and innovative styles into their music, as did the Beatles. For example, their amazing “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which has often been called the greatest rock song ever (despite the fact that nobody knows what most of the words mean), sounds almost as if it was purloined from a Verdi opera.”

- Len Lear, Chestnut Hill Local, April 19, 2013 POPS Rocks: Queen, Stones, Zeppelin and More | April 2018 | 7


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 travelling – 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: Queen, Stones, Zeppelin and More | April 2018 | 9


guest vocalist

BRYCE RYNESS Bryce Ryness was last seen on Broadway in Matilda after originating the role of ‘Miss Trunchbull’ on the first national tour. He thrilled audiences and garnered critical praise for his unique interpretation of an extraordinary character. Originally from California, Bryce Ryness traded coasts in 2006 to pursue his Broadway dreams. Since making “the move,” he’s appeared on The Great White Way in First Date, Leap of Faith, the 2009 Tony Award-winning revival of Hair at the Hirschfeld Theater (where he received a Drama Desk nomination for ‘Best Featured Actor in a Musical’) and Legally Blonde at the Palace. Off-Broadway, he’s premiered/ originated roles in Milburn/Vigoda’s Long Story Short with Prospect Theater Company, Fly By Night, See Rock City & Other Destinations, Around The World in 80 Days and Crossing Brooklyn. Outside of New York, he’s originated roles in the compelling Sleeping Beauty Wakes (McCarter Theater & La Jolla Playhouse), Floyd Collins (Los Angeles premiere) and Cabaret (Reprise Theater Co., LA). He also led the national touring company of Rent in 2006, playing ‘Roger’.  With his band, Ryness, he’s written and recorded two albums, available on iTunes. On Film: Tangled. On TV: Law & Order: SVU, Peter Pan Live!, It Could Be Worse, Political Animals, Just For Kicks, Late Show, and Tonight Show. Finally, Bryce has sung backup for international recording artists Josh Groban, Roger Daltrey and Sarah Brightman.

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THE PHILLY POPS ROSTER 1ST VIOLIN

BASS

TROMBONE

Michael Ludwig Rachael Ludwig Robert Vieira Carlos Rubio Ben Scott Rachel Segal Rebecca Harris Juliette Javaheri Shannon Lee Natalie Rudoi

Anne Peterson Fred Weiss Tim Ressler

Paul Arbogast Brian Pastor David Cianci

FLUTE

TUBA

Edward Schultz Ron Kerber Kim Trolier

Brian Brown

2ND VIOLIN

David Schneider Evan Ocheret Jason Sudduth

Michelle Bishop Tamae Lee Kate Suk Greg Teperman Hyo Samantha Crawford Andrea Levine Rebecca Ansel Laura Earley

VIOLA Davis Barnett Marjorie Goldberg Scott Wagner Sarah Sutton Geraldine Rice Amy Leonard

CELLO Ulrich Boeckheler Jon Fink George Atanasiu Glenn Fischbach Pat Daniels Talia Schiff

OBOE

CLARINET Doris Hal-Gulati Sean Bailey Mark Allen

BASSOON Michelle Rosen Darryl Hartshorne

HORN

TYMPANI David Nelson

PERCUSSION William Kerrigan Tom Blanchard Brenda Weckerly

DRUM SET Joe Nero

GUITAR Mike Quaile

ELECTRIC BASS Steve Beskrone

Todd Williams Lyndsie Wilson George Barnett Jonathan Clarke

HARP

TRUMPET

Jeff Smith

Andre Tarantiles

KEYBOARD

Matt Gallagher Bob Gravener George Rabbai

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THE PHILLY POPS FESTIVAL CHORUS The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is a 180-voice ensemble that performs with The Philly POPS under the direction of Jeff Kern, Head of the Vocal Division for University of the Arts. The Philly POPS Festival Chorus began performing in 2002 and performs with the POPS orchestra during the annual Christmas concert series and Broadway series. The chorus has performed with many professional artists including Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Ashley Brown, Lisa Howard, Lauren Kennedy, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Ann Hampton Callaway, and the von Trapp Family Children. The Festival Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer organization composed of singers ranging from high school students to retired professionals. Auditions are held in mid-September and in mid-January.

JEFFREY KERN, CHORUS MASTER Chorus Master Jeffrey Kern joined the faculty of the University of the Arts in 1991, where he currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. His responsibilities include applied voice, conducting, advanced piano classes, advanced sight reading, vocal pedagogy for teachers, musicianship, jazz ear training, styles and diction for vocalists, and classes for the Musical Theater Minor. He conducts the University Chorus, Handbell Ensemble, and various small vocal ensembles, while serving as head of the Voice Department. He has also acted as music director in the theater department’s productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Rodgers and Hart Revue, On the Town, and Weird Romance. In 1998, he received the Louise Beitzel Award for excellence in teaching. 12 | Encore! | The Philly POPS


Geoff Albert-Bolinski Mark Anderson Michelle Balentine Morgan Barlow David Berkowitz Nick Blum Cori Bortnem Connie Bosna Lina Braun Briana Broberg Tracy Brobyn Ned Brouillette Chris Brubaker Heather Caporaso Barb Carfolite Brenna Carswell Melody Chappell Doug Clayton Robert Coble Becky Crunk Hunter Daigle Phil Davis Buddy Deal Mary DeFlaviis Brittany DeGeorge Hayley Derbyshire Katie Dilks Pam Fernsler Holly Fey Annie Flores Joseph Fong Marcia Foor Faith Foyil Nancy Gager Luis Garcia Patti Garver Kelly Germann Mary Ellen Gilbert Susan Gormley Jennifer Gottschalk Jaye Green Tom Green Katy Guy Brooke Hanson Peggy Hayward

Megan Hegarty Don Henry Marion Henry Mark Henry Rachel Henry Richard Henry Melissa Hope Mark Hull Charlotte Humes Enrica Iacovone Jack Ingram Stephen Jackson Elisabeth Jaouad Connie Jones Helena Kan Helen Karol Maureen Keeney Lauren Kelly Diamond Ketchens Larry Kirschner Joe Kramer Joan Labosh Michael Labosh Vicky Lee Jeanne Leisner Jayne Lester Amy Lewis Don Lewis Jieling Lin Joanne Lipa Shurong Liu Mary Lynch David MacMurtrie Nicole Manning Donato Marable Jeffrey Masino Liz Mataset Julie McCormick Eileen McFadden Jennifer McGowan Patrick McGranahan Sandhun Mendes Sherry Mistler Chris Mondello Kathleen Moran

Ken Muhleisen Permelia Mullen Rebecca Muller Michael Nahill Ted Newell Kim Nurick Mark Olsen Betty Pannell Ellen Paparone Gabriela H. Peterman Maggie Place Michael Pugh Alison Quaroli Jennifer Rackow Marilyn Radley Liv Rand Jamie Ray-Leonetti Brian Reid Betsy Rich Denise Rose Allison Rossi Mark Samani Evan Samlin Allison SantosLezamo Peter Scarpato Barbara Schwartz Charles Scott Katie Scott Jim Sellers Gabriel Shapiro Sally Siegfried Elaine Soulliard Peter Spengeman Allison Stevens Cynthia Stockton Jonathan Storace Kate Strubinger Nancy Sullivan Mei Sun Shelby Swien Emily Szal Hsi Tai Wei-Ping Tai

Jane Tonkin Jon Treadwell Keren V. Toledano Nicole Volpa Robert Ware Linda Welte Bertina Whytehead Katie Winner Amanda Winter Constance Yetke Sam Zeigler Alden Zove Owen Robbins, Accompanist

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Vernon W. II, Shirley, and Duffy Hill, POPS Ball Chairs Frank and Dottie Giordano, POPS Ball Co-Chairs An evening of dinner and dancing to The Philly POPS

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: ENCORE SERIES, INC.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-18

Frank Giordano, President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Del Raso Chairman

Michael Krajewski, Music Director David Charles Abell, Principal Guest Conductor Louis Scaglione, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Patricia Wells, Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President

Karen Corbin, Vice President Jeth Mill, Senior Director of Programs and Production Sarah Maiellano, Assistant Director of Communications

Anthony Ricci Vice Chairman Tony Mahon Secretary James M. Matour Treasurer Wilbert D. Abele Timothy Alles

Daniel Palmieri, Assistant Director of Sales and Customer Service

Joan Carter

Sarah Santos, Assistant Director of Marketing

Pamela Cyr

Keith Obaza, Production Manager

Daniel DiLella

Gilberto Vega, Manager of Education and Engagement Reginald-Chris Mendoza, Staff Accountant Will Farr, Graphic Designer Chandra Deal, Project Manager

Carol A. Eggert Frank Giordano Louis K. Habina, Esq. Dr. Ali A. Houshmand

Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master

Marc A. Lucca,

Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian

Barry Magarick

Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor

James M. Matour

Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor Debbie Lobel, Stage Manager

Marketing

John J. Meko, Jr. Gregory Montanaro Philip Rinaldi

Mark Gisi, Partner, Brand Strategist, Eastern Standard

Anthony Roth

General Counsel

Andrew J. Santacroce

David H. Marion, Esq.

Louis Scaglione

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

D. Walter Cohen, DDS Chairman Emeritus Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. Chairman Emeritus Samuel Savitz Chairman Emeritus


PARTNER SPOTLIGHT Jon Nistad, NationalHR Since 2015, NationalHR and its owner Jon Nistad have led a coalition of private donors in an annual bike donation at the annual Philly POPS Christmas in July event. Thanks to their generosity, hundreds of local children from military and first responder families have received brand new bikes and helmets each summer.

“The highlight of Christmas in July for me is seeing the faces of the kids as they get their bikes.” - JON NISTAD ABOUT NATIONALHR NationalHR started out in 1980 selling traditionally structured employee benefit plans. As client needs evolved, so did their specialty. Today, NationalHR is best known for its customizable 360-degree benefits administration solutions and groundbreaking healthcare buying options that reduce costs without eroding benefits. A rare example of agility in a slow-to-change industry, we pride ourselves on listening, responding and innovating, offering superior human capital options at a time when our clients (mostly small- and mid-sized businesses) need them most. NationalHR serves more than 500 organizations ranging in size from two participants to hundreds. Our product suite is technologically complex, featuring streamlined HSA and HRA plan administration (including a point of sale debit card) among other automated human resource solutions. At the end of the day, though, NationalHR is in the business of people – improving their workplace experiences, their access to healthcare and their bottom lines. We work closely with CEOs, CFOs and HR Directors to design and implement practical plans to halt costly inefficiency, improve workflow and boost satisfaction and profits. Let NationalHR help your business eliminate excess work and excess spending across every facet of human capital management. 16 | Encore! | The Philly POPS


ABOUT JON NISTAD Owner of Marlton, New Jersey-based NationalHR, Jon Nistad has pioneered industry change through proven business solutions for more than 40 years. A Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company broker since 1977 and former AETNA and Union Mutual agent, Jon leveraged his expertise to create NationalHR in 1980. Today, NationalHR offers employee benefits consulting, sales, service and administration, including a strategic buying model for cutting healthcare costs and 360-degree human capital software that reduces inefficiency and spending. Jon is a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Consultant, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth and a Masters Degree in Financial Sciences from The American College of Financial Services. In his spare time, you will see Jon being active. He was an All-East linebacker at Dartmouth and loves bicycling and tennis. In tennis, he has ranked #1 in New Jersey in 35, 40, 45, 55 and 60 age brackets and as high as #2 nationally in Father & Son categories with his son, Jay. Jon and his wife of 47 years, Carole, live in Medford, New Jersey.

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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.

2018 EVENTS MEMORIAL SALUTE May 26, 2018 Mann Center for the Performing Arts

POPS ON INDEPENDENCE July 3, 2018 Independence Hall

IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4, 2018 • POPS at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony, Independence Hall • POPS on the Parkway

VETERANS SALUTE November 11, 2018 • Philadelphia’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial • Dilworth Plaza

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: A SALUTE TO THE MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS December 7, 2018 18 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


CELEBRATING AMERICA’S TRADITIONS AND COMMITMENT TO SERVICE. 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. For more information on attending or supporting our Salute Series performances: phillypops.org/Salute.

PRESENTED BY

MAJOR SPONSOR

SPONSORS SUSAN & CHASE MCDANIEL

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BEHIND THE SCENES Houser Audio Houser Audio has been the trusted audio provider for the Philly POPS since 2008. Now located in Aston, PA, Houser Audio was initially established in 2004 to provide an array of corporate audio services including live audio production, equipment installation and design and commercial sales and rentals. With a passion for sound, Andre Houser www.HouserAudio.com has overseen the sound reinforcement services for Houser Audio for over twenty years, maintaining the company’s outstanding reputation for “Excellence in Sound” by providing highly skilled engineers & technicians offering consultations for “best choice” selections. Over the years, Houser Audio became a sought-after systems test/evaluation center and product workshop location for leading audio equipment manufacturers. In 2012, the company further expanded its premises to include a fully equipped rehearsal facility for touring artists and television shows, community orchestras and touring artists seeking comfort and convenience when rehearsing or recording projects. Houser Audio’s pre-production facility has hosted clients such as The White House Concerts series, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Alicia Keys, Pink, and Patti Labelle. Andre Houser, CEO and Chief Engineer of Houser Audio, is an accomplished Sound Engineer and Production Manager in live and recorded television performances, concerts, and other major events, both nationally and internationally. Prior to founding the company, Houser enjoyed a successful touring career and worked with artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Ray Charles, Prince, Jill Scott, Cassandra Wilson, McCoy Tyner, and many other music legends. Houser also served as Audio Supervisor for the NFL in Super Bowl XL’s NFL Experience. An avid lover of both music and sound, Houser has long understood the connection between audio experiences and emotional engagement. He established service standards early-on to ensure that clients provide fully engaged experiences for their audiences: always striving to provide an experience where every word is effortlessly heard, every instrument easily recognized, and every moment effectively felt. Houser’s attention to detail and understanding of the science of sound has earned him recognition as an industry expert. He is often requested to consult with research and development teams for major equipment manufacturers on new product development. His appreciation of music also led him to co-found several ongoing collaborative initiatives to further music education and exposure to multiple generations. 20 | Encore! | The Philly POPS


SUBSCRIBER SPOTLIGHT Barbara and Elliot Schwartz Barbara and Elliot Schwartz are  Friday night subscribers, POPS donors, and Barbara sings in the Philly POPS Festival Chorus!  They are both Philly natives and now live in Moorestown. Elliot own a market research company and Barbara has spent most of her career in Human Resources. Their daughter Jaime lives in Denver and son Eric is a senior at Ohio State.  Singing and theater has always been a part of Barbara’s life – she has acted in community theater, enjoys seeing shows, and now sings with the POPS. “I love, love, love chorus master Jeff Kern. He’s entertaining, makes me laugh, is a true leader, and I learn so much working with him,” Barbara said. “There is a real camaraderie in the chorus and we get to perform in such a professional, classy venue with such a wonderful audience. We’re singing with the Philly POPS! I feel very fortunate.” “I love it because I see unbridled joy on her face when she’s singing,” Elliot said. “You can just tell how much she loves it.” Elliot surprised Barbara with dinner and a viewing party for 40 of their friends and family members during her first Christmas series.  Elliot is a big Philly sports fan, especially the Flyers. He’s also an avid reader of mysteries, getting through about two books a week. Together, they love to travel and took their kids on a mini European tour last year. For their 25th anniversary, they’re thinking about a Mediterranean cruise.  Favorite shows: “The pure sound and power of the orchestra are the high points of the concerts for me,” Elliot said. He enjoys when Music Director Michael Krajewski includes instrumental medleys in the shows. Barbara loves all the Broadway shows, A Philly POPS Christmas, and she especially enjoyed the Beatles and ABBA tributes. They both enjoy the patriotic shows in the Salute Series. 

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POPS IN THE NEWS TODD ELLISON CONDUCTS THE PHILLY POPS BEST OF BROADWAY CONCERT AT THE KIMMEL CENTER

March 7, 2018

PHILLY POPS BRINGS IN ‘HAMILTON’ STAR LESLIE ODOM JR. TO OPEN ITS 2018-19 SEASON THIS FALL

February14 , 2018

HIS MENTOR’S LASTING IMPACT: PHILLY POPS CONDUCTOR BRINGS LEONARD BERNSTEIN BACK TO LIFE WITH CONCERT

February 1, 2018

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS July 2017

December 2014

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

- 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. - 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 2016 In addition to July 3’s traditional POPS on Independence concert, the POPS brass percussion ensemble performs at Philadelphia’s televised July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony.

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.

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

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

July 2013 Music Director Michael Krajewski takes over the “baton” of The Philly POPS.

July 2012 Frank Giordano takes the reins as President and CEO of the The Philly POPS.

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.


POPS IN SCHOOLS! Launched in 2015, POPS in Schools is an EITC-certified program that supplements music education for approximately 2,000 students in the School District of Philadelphia through the 10 schools that participate in the AllCity Jazz Festival and with weekly in-school activities at four underserved elementary schools.

STEAM ASSEMBLY pops

in schools

The 2017/18 school year was a time of expansion for POPS in Schools that included: Presenting four STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Assemblies for the students of Delaplaine McDaniel School Reinstating the woodwind program at Delaplaine McDaniel School Launching a guitar program for 7th and 8th grade students at BacheMartin Elementary School Performing at the City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with a choir from Isaac Sheppard School  Ongoing student performances on the Plaza Stage of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts prior to POPS concerts Masterclasses led by Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell and vocalist Laurin Talese And much more!

For information on how you can support the future music leaders of Philadelphia, please contact

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The Philly POPS celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month with Philadelphia’s All-City Jazz Festival, in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and School District of Philadelphia on April 18, 2018. The Kimmel Center was filled with the sounds of glorious jazz music as students attended performances by the University of the Arts “Z” Big Band and the Temple University Jazz Band, followed by a full afternoon of masterclasses led by POPS musicians. The festival culminated with performances by six high schools and the All-City Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Temple University Director of Jazz Studies, Terell Stafford.

pops in schools

“The POPS is reaching the next generation of Philadelphia musicians and art lovers, while providing the school district with greatly needed resources.” -PHILADELPHIA MAYOR JAMES F. KENNEY


THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS SEASON!

WARS

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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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THE PHILLY POPS The Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, delights audiences with the inspired performance of American popular music. The POPS celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through an expanding repertoire of innovative concert presentations and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives. Now in its 39th 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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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 Salute Series, an expanding portfolio of programs performed on American holidays, celebrates those who serve our country, its cities, and communities. Performances including Memorial Salute, POPS on Independence on July 3, POPS in Philadelphia on July 4, and Veterans Salute showcase the magic of the orchestra to diverse and enthusiastic crowds. The annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas concert rings in the holiday season with a free concert for active military, police, and fire department families.

POPS in Schools POPS in Schools, an EITC certified program, enhances music education for approximately 2,000 students in the Philadelphia School District by embedding POPS teaching artists in ten high schools and four elementary schools to train, coach and mentor music students. The Philly POPS is the presenting sponsor of the All-City Jazz Festival held in April at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

POPS Outside! Outside the concert hall, POPS Outside! brings the talented and experienced musicians of The Philly POPS to unexpected places, including monthly community engagement experiences, free pre-concert activities and in-school events.

POPS Presents POPS Presents events expand The Philly POPS’ reach into a variety of genres and with guest artists of evergreater reputation and talent, including Andrea Bocelli and Deana Martin. The Philly POPS has proudly been a Philadelphia icon for the last four decades and happily anticipates reaching tens of thousands of new listeners through these expanding programs.

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KEEP UP WITH THE POPS IN BETWEEN CONCERTS Watch rehearsal and performance videos, learn about events, get updates on POPS in Schools, and see where we're POPPING up around the Philly region!

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FRIENDS OF POPS The Philly POPS greatly appreciates the many patrons who have made a contribution as Friends of the POPS. Thank you! Your support helps make our concerts possible and creates a sustainable future. AMERICAN SONGBOOK SOCIETY $100,000 AND ABOVE Archer Law Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. Comcast NBCUniversal Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Parx Casino

ORCHESTRA SOCIETY $50,000 TO $99,999 Dottie and Frank Giordano Susan and Chase McDaniel Philadelphia Energy Solutions Phil Rinaldi Principal Partner and CEO Drs. John* and Pina Templeton

MAESTRO CIRCLE $25,000 TO $49,999 Assured Partners Tony Mahon President Bank of America EisnerAmper EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan Dilella

Mrs. Nancy M. Miller The City of Philadelphia Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $10,000 TO $24,999 Tim and Pam Alles Aqua Pennsylvania Marc Lucca President and CEO Atlantic Trailer Leasing Beneficial Bank Bochetto and Lentz CBS3 TV CFI, The Knoll Dealer Dilworth Paxson LLP James M. Matour, Esq. The Foundation of Morris Hall St. Lawrence, Inc. Jerry and Lucille Francesco GMIH, LLC Recycling Management Services Anthony Serafine President and CEO Kaufman Financial Services Larry A. Kaufman Macy’s/Bloomingdales

Independence Blue Cross

Rochelle and Barry Magarick

KeyBank Robert D. Kane, Jr. Philadelphia Market President

Vic and Urve Maggitti

Muller, Inc. Sandra Muller President Mark Nicoletti PECO Pepper Hamilton, LLP Anne and Joe Del Raso The Philadelphia Phillies Psalm 103 Foundation Republic Bank Harry H. Madonna Chairman and CEO Rowan University Dr. Ali Houshmand President Karen and John Sirlin Manning and Ginny Smith UM Holdings, Ltd. John Aglialoro and Joan Carter The Union League of Philadelphia Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager Visit Philadelphia Wanamaker Entertainment Group Paul Conway Chairman and CEO William Penn Foundation Special Gifts Program

Elizabeth and Terrence McCabe

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ENCORE CIRCLE $5,000 TO $9,999 Allied Universal Security Services ASL Transportation Group James R. Donnelly President and CEO Gabriel A. Battista The Baxter Family Foundation David and Jennifer Cardy and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci Clark Capital Management Group Harry and Kina Clark Abram and D. Walter Cohen Foundation In memory of Gail Denny Cybex International, Inc. DNB Vince Liuzzi, EVP Chief Banking Officer Drexel University John A. Fry President Jayne and Walter Garrison Ron Giordano and Mrs. William A. Graham IV

Gregory Montanaro

Paul Catinella

Nadia and Antoine Moukarzel

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

PA Convention Center Authority Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau The Philadelphia Cultural Fund The Prime Rib Garth Weldon Eric Rosen In memory of Robert Rosen Louis Scaglione Boenning and Scattergood, Inc. Harold F. Scattergood, Jr. Chairman of the Board and CEO George Turak Deborah and Andrew Webster Wells Fargo Bank Bill and Jeanne Whitmore Charles and Barbara Widger Wilmington Trust ZAC Management Group Anthony Zingarelli Principal/COO

Louis K. Habina, Esq.

MUSICIAN CIRCLE $2,500 TO $4,999

Lisa Hale

Anonymous

The Heritage Center of the Union League

Abele Family Foundation Joan and Wilbert D. Abele

Leroy Kean

Dr. Sucha and Michael Asbell

LaVan Law Julie LaVan

Phillip and Ellen Baer

M&T Bank

Nancy and James Baxter

John and Janet Marsella

BNY Wealth Management Francis T. Schickling, Jr. Senior Director

John and Christine Meko In memory of Jack Templeton, MD John J. Meko, Jr.

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Chris Baxter

Salvatore and Amy Calabrese The Caramanico Foundation

Citizens Bank Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA President Karen Corbin Jana and Frank D’Andrea Charles and Susan Davidson Barry Depew Exact Design Richard Walling Arlene and Stan Ginsburg Kathleen and Bruce Goldberg Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Rob Wonderling President Legacy Advisors, LLC Michael T. Piotrowicz President Cpt. And Mrs. Jack P. Lieberman, US Navy (Retired) L.F. Driscoll Co., LLC Jacobs Music Chris Rinaldi David H. Marion, Esq. Edythe and Robert Mazer Metropolitan Contract Carpet Joe Pelosi Thomas Nowakowski, Sr. Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel Nina B. Stryker, Esq. Trusts and Estates Department Chair Christopher Olivia, MD Penn Medicine J.W. Pepper & Sons, Inc.


The Philadelphia Foundation Pedro A. Ramos President PHLCVB Theodore Robb Roscommon International Sean Reilly President and CEO

Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway Francis and Mary Burke Geraldine Camishion Joan and Richard Carella Courtney Carter Edward and Joellyn Cattell

Michael Keenan Gerhart and Anne Klein Calvin and Orsula Knowlton Christine Lange Rep. Joseph Lashinger, Jr. Riccardo Longo Louis K. Fox Charitable Trust

Joan Sacks and Lee Paynter

Ivan Ciment

The Reverend Lucy Pierre

Gen. Ronald Coleman

Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation

Monique and Gary Silvi

Kevin Collins

Mark D. Lupke

South Jersey Gastroenterology P.A. Dr. Joseph Savon

Michael J. and Lynne Cona

Gerald and Jeannine McMenamin

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

F. Richard Courtney

Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ann Catania President

Corporate Health Solutions

Stephen Crane and Elaine Jaskol Creative Financial Group Gary Daniels, CLU, ChFC, CAP CRW Graphics David Van Dusen

TD Bank

Michael Crofton

Richard and Elaine Valiga

Stephen G. Darlington

Martin and Janice Wilensky

Susan and Charles Davidson

Wills Eye Hospital

Joseph M. Della Ratta

David Yurman

Ken and Marian Disken

BATON CIRCLE $1,000 TO $2,499

Susan and Matt Dupee

Anonymous

Lisa Fazi

Amany Mansour-Awad and George J. Awad

David Fineman

Roslyn Barefield The Harold and Renee Berger Foundation

Maris and Roger Evoy

Firstrust Bank Dennis Fitzgerald Scott Gamble

Frank and Suzanne Binswanger

Ms. Gail Goldstein

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

Jack Holender

Amy Branch and Jeffry Benoliel Ed, Jane, & Brownie Brandt

Henry Gosik Elaine Grobman Jo-ann Jones Charles Keates

Lawrence G. McMichael Elaine Meltzer* Karen Pelino Peter Michaelson Michael Milone Morgan Stanley Nark Morganthaler Stephen Muracco National HR Jay Nistad Principal Dominic Nigro Laurie and Christopher Olivia Hon. Paul and Nancy Panepinto Penn Personalized Care Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP Official Physician of The Philly POPS Pine Belt Auto Louis Trebino Konstadinos Plestis and Maria Vogiatzi Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Cynthia and Gary Porter Robert Rau

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Pat and Connie Dalton

Theodore Robb

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

Joyce Seewald Sando

Jane Windle

Emilio Degregorio

Andrew J. Santacroce

Elizabeth Wojdak

Louis and Nina Eni

Savitz Family Foundation

S.R. Wojdak & Associates, Inc.

Patricia and Daniel Scott

Karen Fei In memory of Donna Fei

Christopher Wolfington

Marvin and Roberta Schimmel

Zook Dinon PA

Joannie Rich

Wayne M. Schuh

Robert and Constance Dalton

Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc.

CONDUCTOR CIRCLE $750 TO $999

Ruth Ann and Paul Fox

Michael Scott and Robin Hauner Terence and Deborah Smith

Julie and Richard Frost

Joan and Larry Glazerman

Roxanne and Gene Spatocco

Dr. John A. Harman

Sandra Goodstein

Peggy and David Stedman

New Opportunity Publishing

Nancy and Alan Grossman

Paul Stewart

Richard and Barbara Orr

Technology Concierge Group Gerald Francesco President

Peterson Service Company Renee Fiorelli President

Cheryl D. Gunter and Paul A. Rabe

Peter Throm Management Peter Throm

Precision Automation Fred Rexon President and CEO

Carol B. Tinari Tot-Time Child Development Centers, Inc. Ms. Donna M. Parisi Owner John Turchi

Patrick R. Gault

Robert and Megan Hausler Herbein + Company, Inc. Anthony Hui Nina and Alan Kirschner

Elliot and Barbara Schwartz

Jacqueline S. Klein

Wealth Development Group Alan D. Katz Managing Member

Stephen and Randy Klein Brian and Lenore Locke Drs. Lawrence and Lynn Levine

Joseph Voytilla

PRINCIPAL PLAYER $500 TO $749

Waldorf Racing Stables

1518 Associates

Dr. Michael Mittelman

The Wanerman Group USB Financial Services, Inc.

Melville and Maria Ackerman

Dr. Catherine A. Michon

Sandy and Vince Basanavage

Kathleen Mulhern

Guy Berger

Reid and Elizabeth Murrary

Sharon and Bill Bronstein

Frank C. Palopoli

Bonnie Brown and Don Wynne

John Pelino

Jeanne Brunozzi

L. Stephan and Rochelle Perchick

Kathryn and Dr. Michael Warhol Dennis Wasilewski Elizabeth Weinreb Patricia Wellenbach Wellshire Farms Louis B. Colameco, III

Mary Lou and Frank Burke

Janet G. and Harold J. Whartnaby

CD Realty Advisors Craig Frater

White Penny Jon Cofsky Principal

Sally Chandler and Mark Chalmers

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Maxine Coleman

Patricia Levitt

Michelle and Mark Pressman Dr. Ralph Riviello, M.D. Dr. Harry Rosenthal Salus University


Henry Schwarz

Blue Bell Country Club

C. Raymond Nelson

Paul Sloate

Robert Bortz

The Honorable Brian J. O’Neill

Gabriel Staino

Kimberly and Donald Brooks

Patricia and Michael Pence

John and Sandra Stouffer

Thomas Brunner

Robert N. Racciatti

Joyce Ann Swoyer

Mary Chirillo

Scott and Marilyn Radley

Albert and Sabina Talone

Beverly and Herbert Cohen

Regina and John Riordan

Rebecca and Brooks Van Pelt

Anne M. Congdon

Nancy and Thomas Rocereto

Kevin Waldron and Harriette Owens-Waldron

Sarah and Joseph M. Corvasce

The Rotary Club of Washington Township

Dale Wallace

Francis Costello In memory of Rhonda Costello

F. Gordon Yasinow

David Courtright

William and Anna Simpson

John and Iris Zook

Karen and John Fulton

Janet Steinberg

PERFORMER $375 TO $499

Dr. Stephen Goldberg

Nancy Sullivan

Harriet Beloff Goodwin

Laurence Sussman

Robert Doman

Jeff Guaracino

Jodi Friedman

Gwen and Matthew Iller

Halfred Taylor In memory of Judith Ann Taylor

Bernard and Harriet Gross

Joseph Jaworowski

John Heisler

Loraine and Edward Jones

Pat Lannutti

Rona Josephs

Tracy L. Maeter

Barbara and Gerald S. Kates

Debbie and Elliot Maser

Joseph Kolakowski

Kathleen Mulhern

Dr. Ray and Terri Kovalski

Patricia and Gordon Munson

Joseph W. Kvech

NewsHeisler Wealth Management John Heisler, CFP

Phyllis and Robert Lambeck

Drs. Domenic and Dorothy Pisano

Robert Lynn

Dale Wallace Herbert and Sandra Weinstein James Winn Current Membership as of March 26, 2018. *In memoriam

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

Dr. Clifford Sporn

Carole Marani

ENTHUSIAST $250 TO $374

Ronald Vickers

Janet Leo

David Schneider and Rosalind Erwin In honor of William Nathan Erwin

Richard Williams

David Roulston

John McIntyre Stephen McWilliams Hermann Moser

Pamela Altman

Janet and Stephen Mullin

Esha Bhatia

Harry Mullins

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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:

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

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GROUPS HAVE MORE FUN!

THE PHILLY POPS WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME: Ann’s Choice Retirement Community Art-Reach, Inc. Blue Bell Country Club Haddonfield Memorial High School Concert Band Ed Morris and guests Fantastic Fifties Helen  Mintzes and guests Joanne Lipa and guests John  Gormley and guests Kathleen Downey and guests Richard and Cindy Blum and their guests Robin  Shaffer and guests Senior Community Tours Sharren and David Filan and their guests Touriffic Travel, Inc. The Union League Of Philadelphia The Weston Club at Sagemore FOR BEST SEATS, BEST PRICES, AND THE BEST TIME AT THE POPS HOST YOUR OWN GROUP!

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