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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Friends, Two short weeks ago, we hit the ground running in the second half of our 40th Anniversary Season with JAZZED!, a show honoring Philly’s rich tradition of jazz music. Our city’s pedigree of astounding and innovative jazz musicians is truly amazing. With the talents of the incredible Terell Stafford and the breathtaking vocals of Dee Dee Bridgewater, coupled with The Philly POPS BIG Band and its leader Matt Gallagher, the show reached yet another momentous high point for this already landmark season. Today, we pivot to another genre that made its mark on Philly: rock ‘n’ roll! From its rebellious beginnings, rock reached unprecedented popularity in the ‘80s — filling entire stadiums with fans. Philadelphia was host to the internationally televised Live Aid in 1985. Philly’s own band, The Hooters, kicked off that show. Across the world, artists like Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Blondie, and Huey Lewis and the News packed venues with their towering rock sounds. Outside of the concert halls and stadiums, people watched as “video killed the radio star” with the creation of MTV — featuring former WMMR DJ Mark Goodman at the reins as an MTV VJ. To get this “totally happen’en” performance underway, we’ve brought in our rock specialist, Stuart Chafetz. You may remember Stuart from The Music of Elton John in 2017, where his performance of Riffer Madness catapulted the biggest rock ‘n’ roll band in the city, The Philly POPS, onto the radio and into the hearts of our POPS Rocks fans. A drummer himself, Stuart has an impeccable sense of rhythm — making him the perfect DJ for this mixtape of ‘80s rock hits.



FEB 1-3, 2019


Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Music selections, including Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper, and “Call Me” by Blondie, will be announced from stage.


Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor Nicole Parker, vocalist

SECOND HALF Music selections, including Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher, and “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer, will be announced from stage.

Aaron Finley, vocalist

Joining us for this performance are Aaron Finley and Nicole Parker — two versatile Broadway stars who have found a second home in rock music. Aaron showed his rock potential in Rock of Ages and Kinky Boots, while Nicole showed us her terrific vocal power in Wicked. Together, their voices bring a whole new take on rock to The Philly POPS. With great appreciation for your continued support,


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Michael Ludwig Luigi Mazzocchi  Rachael Ludwig  Ghislaine Fleischmann  Blake Espy  Emma Kummrow  Robert Vieira  Paul Reiser  Alex Cutler-Fetkewicz  Gared Crawford

Miles Davis Anne Peterson  Daniel McDougall

Matt Gallagher Bob Gravener  George Rabbai



Edward Schultz Kim Trolier  Frances Tate

Brian Brown


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.

Michelle Bishop Yu Hui Tamae Lee  Kate Suk  Greg Teperman  Donna Grantham  Sarah Dubois  Andrea Levine  Diane Barnett

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

CELLO Uli Boeckheler  Jon Fink  George Atanasiu  Brooke Beazley  Glenn Fischbach  Pat Daniels

OBOE David Schneider Evan Ocheret

CLARINET Joseph Smith Kaj Hansen  Mark Allen

BASSOON Norman Spielberg  Jon Gaarder

TROMBONE Paul Arbogast Brian Pastor  David Cianci

TYMPANI & PERCUSSION William Kerrigan David Nelson  Tom Blanchard  Ralph Sorrentino  Brenda Weckerly


SAXOPHONE Ron Kerber  Chris Farr




Jason Sudduth

Steve Beskrone



Todd Williams Adam Lesnick  George Barnett 

Andre Tarantiles

Lyndsie Wilson

Jeff Smith

Kevin Hanson


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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guest conductor

STUART CHAFETZ Stuart Chafetz is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony. Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in-demand with orchestras across the continent, and in addition to the Philly POPS, Chafetz will be on the podium this season in Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Naples, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Vancouver. He enjoys a special relationship with The Phoenix Symphony, where he leads multiple programs annually. He’s had the privilege to work with renowned artists including Chris Botti, 2 Cellos, Hanson, Rick Springfield, Michael Bolton, America, Little River Band, Brian McKnight, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, The Chieftains, Jennifer Holliday, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker, and Bernadette Peters. He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for 20 years, Chafetz would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Chafetz led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. He’s led numerous Spring Ballet productions at the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In the summers, Chafetz spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, in addition to his role as that orchestra’s timpanist. When not on the podium, Chafetz makes his home near San Francisco, with his wife Ann Krinitsky. Chafetz holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s from the Eastman School of Music.

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Nicole is thrilled to be returning to The Philly POPS!

Born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, Aaron C. Finley’s career has spanned from coast to coast as a professional actor and singer. Educated at Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle, he quickly became at top-tier talent in the Pacific Northwest, appearing in productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus/Judas), Rent (Roger), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Hairspray (Link Larkin), and It Shoulda Been You (Greg Madison). Among his other regional roles, Aaron originated the role of Billy in the new musical Diner, based on the Barry Levinson film, with music and lyrics by Sheryl Crow and direction by Kathleen Marshall. He just created the role of Mike Randolf in the world premiere of the musical Clint Black’s Looking For Christmas at the Old Globe Theatre. Aaron made his Broadway debut in 2013, starring as Drew Boley in Rock of Ages. Next, he took over the role of Brian Howard in It Shoulda Been You, directed by David Hyde Pierce. He most recently was seen in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots as leading man, Charlie Price. Among his other work in New York, he participated in a lab production of George Takei’s Broadway musical, Allegiance as well as other workshops and readings of new works.

NICOLE PARKER She played Elphaba in Wicked on both Broadway and in the First National Tour. She was also seen on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and The People in the Picture with Donna Murphy. She last appeared in New York as Bea in These Paper Bullets! at the Atlantic Theater, and also starred in the world premiere of Dog and Pony at The Old Globe in San Diego directed by Roger Rees. Nicole won an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for her portrayal of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at 3-D Theatricals in California. Nicole was seen at Bay Street Theater in the world premiere of The Man in the Ceiling, a new musical by Andrew Lippa and the Pulitzer Prize winning author Jules Pfeiffer.  She was a series regular and contributing writer on Fox’s MADtv for six years. Other television appearances include Key and Peele and Hot in Cleveland. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, and many more. 10 | Encore! | The Philly POPS


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POP QUESTIONS Q&A with Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor Where are you from originally?

Have you had a cheesesteak?

I’m originally from Bloomfield, Connecticut.

I have never had a cheesesteak yet from Philly! I need to try one this time!

When did you start playing music? What was your first instrument?

What do you like best about Philly?

I was 10 when I started playing drums.

The people!

What were you doing in the 1980s? I graduated high school in 1981 and was in

Why do you love performing with The Philly POPS?

college for the entire decade!

Because The Philly POPS sounds soooooo good, and can play many different styles

Who were your favorite ‘80s bands, artists, or songs? The Police, Phil Collins, and Tears for Fears.


Do you have any non-music hobbies? I like bourbon and walking.

Have your favorites changed since then?

I still love the same bands!

My wife is also a conductor! We have so

Tell us about your family?

stuart photos?

much fun together, talking about music.

What other music do you enjoy listening to in your free time? I love the ‘80s channels on the radio.

Where are you performing next after this weekend’s concerts? I will be with the Phoenix Symphony after

When did you first visit Philadelphia?


The first time I visited Philly was when I was on tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble in 1987!

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Each Christmas season, the POPS provides 2,000 free tickets to members of the military and Philadelphia’s Police and Fire Departments to the I’ll Be Home for Christmas concert as a thank you for their commitment.

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

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THE HOOTERS After meeting as University of Pennsylvania students, Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian formed the band The Hooters in 1980 in Philadelphia. The Hooters became one of the iconic bands of the 1980s, opened the 1985 Live Aid show in Philly, and continues to perform for enthusiastic audiences in the U.S. and abroad. Their music will be featured in today’s concert.

As a songwriter, you wrote “Time After Time” with Cyndi Lauper which went to number one and earned you a Grammy nomination. How did that happen? Rick Chertoff was Cyndi’s producer and Eric and I became her band for her debut album “She’s So Unusual.” The album needed one more song, so Cyndi and I just sat at a piano. We’d never written a song together, but she had the title and I had a way to sing it. We had a feeling about “Time After Time” and Eric played guitar beautifully on it. It went to number one. It was a gift and it opened up doors to working with other artists.

Who else have you worked with? We’ve worked with some of our idols and influences, including Mick Jagger, The Band, The

Rob Hyman still lives in the Philadelphia-area. Here, he looks back on the nearly 40-year history of The Hooters.

Chieftains, Taj Mahal, and Carole King. We come in like a little SWAT team and become the band to help [an artist] achieve their vision in the studio.

How did you get interested in music?

Why did you make Philly your home?

Most of the band is self-taught using whatever instrument was around. In my case, that was an

There was always pressure to move to New York or Los Angeles to ‘make it.’ But, what we did

upright piano in the living room. After the British Invasion, rock ‘n’ roll was hitting us, like it did

in Philly would be hard to do anywhere else. It’s a big city with the heart of a smaller town and

everyone in the country and world. We wanted to do this.

we’re one of the home teams. Philly is also a great music town. I wanted music and I found it here – from radio stations like WMMR to venues like the Tower Theater.

After growing up in Connecticut, what made you want to go to Penn? It was my father’s advice. I was rocking out in bands and he said well, you have to go to a good

Do you have any non-music hobbies?

school. I wanted to be in a big city and meet musicians. I had never even been in Philadelphia

I grow hot peppers and make my own hot sauce.

before I got dropped off at school and I’ve been here ever since.

Any thoughts on your upcoming 40th anniversary? How did you meet bandmate Eric Bazilian and producer Rick Chertoff?

There’s a spirit behind the band that’s bigger than any of the individuals. What we did at our

Rick and I met while dissecting a frog in a Biology 101 lab. We started talking about British blues

first gig is what we’re doing now. It’s a live band – it started that way and it will end that way.

bands and said let’s ditch this lab and go listen to records. I met Eric in a class about recording.

It’s been a wonderful experience and Philly’s been a huge part of that.

He grew up in the Germantown area and was a physics major. We started to jam outside of the library on weekends.

So, how does a Biology major become a globally-known rock star? Right from the beginning, in 1980, we starting playing local clubs almost 4 or 5 nights a week. It’s always been a strong live band – there’s an incredible chemistry that happens on stage. After moving up and down the East Coast on our own, we opened for some big groups in the Philly area including The Who, Clash, and Santana. In the mid-‘80s, we did a lot of recording and touring around the country and audiences abroad love us now. The Philly crowds are tremendous though – we have die-hard fans and 3-hour concerts with old and new material. It feels like a homecoming. Left to Right: David Uosikkinen, Rob Hyman, Fran Smith Jr., John Lilley, Eric Bazilian, & Tommy Williams



“I believe that music education provides a much needed alternative outlet for children and encourages them to dream of the world differently. That’s why I support The Philly POPS.”

Acoustic/electric bassist Steve Beskrone has been performing

Adriana Herrera, Vanguard

Steve Beskrone

— Adriana Herrera

Adriana Herrera leads the Product Management, Technology, Operations, Advisor Talent Management, and Program Management functions of Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, which provides Vanguard clients with ongoing asset management and investment advice consultations with Certified Financial Planner™ professionals. Before joining Vanguard in 2018, Ms. Herrera served as consultant and advisor to a range of startups and venture capital organizations, including World Lab Ventures. Prior to that, she served in a range of leadership positions across Citi’s Institutional, Private Banking, Operations and Technology divisions in regional and global roles.  Ms. Herrera is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. She also holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering and Management from EAFIT University in Colombia, a M.S. in Organizational Development and Consultancy from Sheffield-Hallam University in the United Kingdom, and a Master Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

“I’m so glad that Adriana Herrera joined The Philly POPS Board of Directors last year! She is extremely talented with an impressive international background. She brings a wonderful energy to our Board. Thank you to Adriana and Vanguard for supporting the POPS, especially in our important POPS in Schools work.” — Frank Giordano, President and CEO, The Philly POPS 18 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

with the POPS since 2013 and is a member of the BIG Band. He’s worked and recorded with legends, such as Ray Charles, jazz pianist-composer, Horace Silver, Philly’s jazz guitar icon, Pat Martino, and master jazz drummer, Philly Joe Jones. Steve has worked with a long list of great musicians that include: Billy Eckstine, Gloria Lynne, Jack Sheldon, Bobby Watson, Terrell Stafford, Terri Lynne Carrington, Karrin Allyson, Melody Gardot, Uri Caine, John Swana, John Blake, Byron Stripling, Arturo Sandoval, and Dave Valentin.   He’s toured with many R&B and pop artists, including Michael Sembello, The 5th Dimension, Freda Payne, Mary Wilson, Maria Muldaur, and The Soul Survivors. He’s performed at many international festivals and venues, including the Newport Jazz, the Antibes Festival in France, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, the Umbria Festival in Italy, the Frankfurt Jazz Festival in Germany, numerous tours of Japan to Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, Birdland, and the Irridium in N.Y.C.   He has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street with Ray Charles, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.   As an educator, Steve has been on the music faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for 20 years, teaching electric and double bass, conducting clinics and coaching various ensembles. He is currently the chair of the UArts bass department.

“Playing with the Philly Pops has been one of the biggest joys of my life. To sit in the middle of this orchestra, in the rhythm section, and be surrounded by all the greatest players of their instruments… string players, brass, woodwinds, percussionists, fellow rhythm section players and the amazing conductors and guest artists is a huge thrill. Every time!” — Steve Beskrone

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-19 Joseph Del Raso, Chairman Anthony Ricci, Vice Chairman Tony Mahon, Secretary James M. Matour, Treasurer Wilbert D. Abele Timothy Alles Joan Carter Pamela Cyr Daniel DiLella Carol A. Eggert Frank Giordano Louis K. Habina, Esq. Adriana Herrera Dr. Ali A. Houshmand Dermid Kelly Marc A. Lucca, P.E. Barry Magarick John J. Meko, Jr.

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

Jeffrey Kern, Chorus Master

Michael Krajewski, Music Director

Vincent Leonard, Music Librarian

Todd Ellison, Music Director-Designate

Anne Peterson, Orchestra Contractor

David Charles Abell, Principal Guest Conductor

Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Conductor

Louis Scaglione, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Debbie Lobel, Stage Manager

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

Harry D. Madonna Denise Viola Monahan Gregory Montanaro Ryan Peters

Keith Obaza, Production Director

Philip Rinaldi Andrew J. Santacroce

Austin Berner, Manager of Communications

Louis Scaglione

Gilberto Vega, Manager of Education & Engagement

Jon C. Sirlin

Reginald-Chris Mendoza, Staff Accountant

Ashley E. Widger

Will Farr, Graphic Designer Brendan McHale, Program & Production Associate

Samuel Savitz, Chairman Emeritus

Mark Gisi, Partner, Brand Strategist, Eastern Standard General Counsel

Daniel Palmieri, Director of Sales & Customer Relations

Sarah Maiellano, Assistant Director of Communications

Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq., Chairman Emeritus


Mia Serafine, Contributed Revenue & Events Coordinator Chandra Deal, Sponsorship & Partnership Manager

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

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

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

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

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

July 2016

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

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

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.

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.

December 2014

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.

Launch of POPS Outside! brings the vibrant programming, musicians and featured guest artists of the POPS family to a growing list of holiday tree lightings and celebrations around the Delaware Valley.

December 2014 The Philly POPS salutes military and first responders by giving away 2,000 free tickets to the inaugural I’ll be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders concert.

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

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

May 2016


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.


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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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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Rowan University Dr. Ali Houshmand President Louis Scaglione

The Philly POPS greatly appreciates the many patrons who have made contributions as Friends of the POPS. Thank you! Your support helps make our concerts possible and creates a sustainable future. AMERICAN SONGBOOK SOCIETY $100,000 AND ABOVE Archer Law Salvatore M. DeBunda, Esq. Comcast NBCUniversal Carol A. Eggert Senior Vice President, Military & Veterans Affairs

Bank of America

CFI, The Knoll Dealer

Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund John Coffman Executive Director

Lou and Kim D’Ambrosio

EisnerAmper EQUUS Capital Partners LTD Monica and Dan DiLella

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Independence Blue Cross Daniel Gilferty

Department of Community and Economic Development

Key Bank Robert D. Kane, Jr. Market President

Parx Casino Tony Ricci Chief Executive Officer

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Republic Bank Mr. Harry H. Madonna Chairman and CEO

John and Christine Meko In memory of Jack Templeton, MD

ORCHESTRA SOCIETY $50,000 TO $99,999

The City of Philadelphia

Dottie and Frank Giordano

Wells Fargo Bank Louis K. Habina, Esq.

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

MAESTRO CIRCLE $25,000 TO $49,999 Tim and Pam Alles AssuredPartners Tony Mahon Managing Director 26 | Encore! | The Philly POPS

Mrs. Nancy M. Miller

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $10,000 TO $24,999 Abele Family Foundation Joan and Wilbert D. Abele Aqua America Marc Lucca President Atlantic Trailer Leasing Beneficial Bank Pam Cyr EVP, Chief Retail Banking Officer Brinker Capital Ashley Widger CBS3 TV

Darrell Dorsey Dilworth Paxson LLP Mr. James M. Matour, Esq. The Foundation of Morris Hall St. Lawrence, Inc. GMIH, LLC Recycling Management Services Mr. Anthony Serafine President and CEO

UM Holdings, Ltd. John Aglialoro and Joan Carter The Union League of Philadelphia Mr. Jeffrey P. McFadden General Manager

Elizabeth and Terrence McCabe Muller, Inc. Sandra Muller President

All-Risk, Inc. Frank Messina ASL Transportation Group Mr. James R. Donnelly President and CEO Gabriel A. Battista

Samantha Brandolini and Patrick Morgan

Norman and Suzanne Cohn PA Convention Center Authority Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau The Philadelphia Cultural Fund The Prime Rib Mr. Garth Weldon

Anthony and Belinda Roth

Citizens Bank Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA President

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

Clark Capital Management Group Harry and Kina Clark

Pepper Hamilton, LLP Anne and Joe Del Raso

Drexel University John A. Fry President

Structure Tone, LLC Dermid Kelly Regional Vice President

Nadia and Antoine Moukarzel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carlucci

DNB First

Manning and Ginny Smith

John and Janet Marsella

Eric Rosen In memory of Robert Rosen


Karen and Jon Sirlin

Tom and Nancy Londres

David and Jennifer Cardy

Mr. Mark Nicoletti

Psalm 103 Foundation

LaVan Law Julie LaVan

Gregory Montanaro

ENCORE CIRCLE $5,000 TO $9,999

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

The Philadelphia Phillies

Mr. Leroy Kean

Frank Messina

George Beppel

Vic and Urve Maggitti


William Penn Foundation Special Gifts Program

Kaufman Financial Services Mr. Larry A. Kaufman

Rochelle and Barry Magarick

The Heritage Center of the Union League

John J. Meko, Jr.

The Baxter Family Foundation


MUSICIAN CIRCLE $2,500 TO $4,999

Visit Philadelphia

Holman Enterprises

M&T Bank Denise Monahan Administrative Vice President

The Haverford Trust Company George W. Connell

Jayne and Walter Garrison Ron Giordano Mr. and Mrs. William A. Graham, IV Lisa Hale and James E. Haas, III

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strine Esq. George Turak Deborah and Andrew Webster Bill and Jeanne Whitmore Charles and Barbara Widger ZAC Management Group Anthony Zingarelli Principal/COO

Baxter Family Foundation Dr. Sucha and Mr. Michael Asbell Phillip and Ellen Baer Chris Baxter Nancy and James Baxter BNY Wealth Management Francis T. Schickling, Jr. Senior Director Salvatore and Amy Calabrese Mr. Paul Catinella Charles Jacquin et. Cie., Inc. Mr. Stanton Remer CFO Karen Corbin Jana and Frank D’Andrea Charles and Susan Davidson Barry Depew Exact Design Mr. Richard Walling 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 Joe Pelosi J. and Brenda Nixon

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Thomas Nowakowski, Sr. Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel Nina B. Stryker, Esq. Trusts and Estates Department Chair Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

Amy Branch and Jeffry Benoliel Ed, Jane, & Brownie Brandt Kenneth Brandt Judith Burgess and Randy Bradway 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 Sean Reilly President and CEO

Edward and Joellyn Cattell

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

Pine Belt Auto Louis Trebino Konstadinos Plestis and Maria Vogiatzi Police and Fire Federal Credit Union Cynthia and Gary Porter Mr. Robert Rau Mrs. Joannie Rich Mr. Theodore Robb

Patricia Wellenbach

Mr. Guy Berger

Wellshire Farms Louis B. Colameco, III

Mr. Barry Bressler, Esq.

West Capital Management Janet G. and Harold J. Whartnaby

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

Mr. Stephen B. Clyde

Ivan Ciment

Levy Wealth Management Victor Levy

Ms. Joyce Seewald Sando

Elizabeth Wojdak

Joan Sacks and Lee Paynter

Cohen Private Ventures

Louis K. Fox Charitable Trust

Mr. Andrew J. Santacroce

S.R. Wojdak & Associates, Inc.

The Reverend Lucy Pierre

Gen. Ronald Coleman

Riccardo Longo

Patricia and Daniel Scott

Christopher Wolfington

Monique and Gary Silvi

Kevin Collins

Marvin and Roberta Schimmel

Zook Dinon PA

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

Michael J. and Lynne Cona

Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation

Ten Pennies Florist and Event Planners Ms. Ann Catania President

F. Richard Courtney

TD Bank Richard and Elaine Valiga Martin and Janice Wilensky

Corporate Health Solutions

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

Wills Eye Hospital

Michael Crofton

David Yurman

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Darlington

BATON CIRCLE $1,000 TO $2,499

Mr. Joseph M. Della Ratta

Anonymous Amany Mansour-Awad and George J. Awad Ms. Roslyn Barefield The Harold and Renee Berger Foundation Joseph and Eileen Bilson

Ken and Marian Disken Susan and Matt Dupee

Cathy Medway Kaitlin MacKenzie Gerald and Jeannine McMenamin

Technology Concierge Group Gerald Francesco President

Mrs. Karen Pelino Mr. and Mrs. Peter Michaelson Michael Milone

Peter Throm Management Mr. Peter Throm

Morgan Stanley

Carol B. Tinari

Mark Morganthaler

Tot-Time Child Development Centers, Inc. Ms. Donna M. Parisi Owner

Stephen Muracco

James Nelligan

Firstrust Bank

Dominic Nigro

Dennis Fitzgerald

Hon. Paul and Nancy Panepinto

Frank and Suzanne Binswanger

Kenneth Gale and Gail Munion

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

Scott Gamble

Penn Personalized Care Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, FACP, FCPP Official Physician of The Philly POPS

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David and Peggy Stedman

Ms. Elaine Meltzer*

Mr. David Fineman

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holender

Roxanne and Gene Spatocco

Paul Stewart

Lisa Fazi

Ms. Gail Goldstein

Terence and Deborah Smith

Mr. Lawrence G. McMichael

National HR Jay Nistad Principal

Maris and Roger Evoy

Michael Scott and Robin Hauner

John Turchi Joseph Voytilla Waldorf Racing Stables The Wanerman Group USB Financial Services, Inc. Kathryn and Dr. Michael Warhol Dennis Wasilewski Elizabeth Weinreb

Jeanne Brunozzi Mary Lou and Frank Burke

Savitz Family Foundation In memory of Walter D. Cohen

Wayne M. Schuh

Bonnie Brown and Don Wynne

White Penny Jon Cofsky Principal

Rep. Joseph Lashinger, Jr.

Mr. Mark D. Lupke

Sharon and Bill Bronstein

Ms. Jane Windle

CD Realty Advisors Craig Frater

Sally Chandler and Mark Chalmers Maxine Coleman Pat and Connie Dalton Robert and Constance Dalton George Daly Emilio Degregorio

CONDUCTOR CIRCLE $750 TO $999 Ken Dunek Rick and Julie Frost 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

Louis and Nina Eni Ms. Karen Fei In memory of Donna Fei Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc. Ruth Ann and Paul Fox Patrick R. Gault Joan and Larry Glazerman Sandra Goodstein Nancy and Alan Grossman Cheryl D. Gunter and Paul A. Rabe

Precision Automation Fred Rexon President and CEO

Robert and Megan Hausler

Elliot and Barbara Schwartz

Mr. Anthony Hui

Dr. Larry and Bonnie Seidman

Nina and Alan Kirschner

Wealth Development Group Alan D. Katz Managing Member

Ms. Jacqueline S. Klein

Herbein + Company, Inc.

Stephen and Randy Klein Drs. Lawrence and Lynn Levine

PRINCIPAL PLAYER $500 TO $749 1518 Associates Melville and Maria Ackerman Sandy and Vince Basanavage

Mrs. Patricia Levitt Mr. Frederick D Lipman Chris Masso Dr. Michael Mittleman

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Dr. Catherine A. Michon Kathleen Mulhern Reid and Elizabeth Murray Mr. Frank C. Palopoli Mr. and Mrs. John Pelino L. Stephan and Rochelle Perchick

NewsHeisler Wealth Management John Heisler, CFP

Phyllis and Robert Lambeck

Drs. Domenic and Dorothy Pisano

Robert Lynn

David Schneider and Rosalind Erwin In honor of William Nathan Erwin

Janet Leo


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

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.

Michelle and Mark Pressman

Richard Weisbrot and Barbara Shaiman

Dr. Ralph Riviello, M.D.

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Sporn

Stephen McWilliams

Dr. Harry Rosenthal

Richard Williams

Hermann Moser

Donald Salmon

Janet and Stephen Mullin

Salus University


Henry Schwarz

Pamela Altman

C. Raymond Nelson

FRIEND — $75 TO $124

John McIntyre

Harry Mullins

Mr. Paul Sloate

Gary Beaver

The Honorable Brian J. O’Neill

Gabriel Staino

Esha Bhatia

Patricia and Michael Pence

John and Sandra Stouffer

Blue Bell Country Club

Robert N. Racciatti

Ms. Joyce Ann Swoyer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bortz

Scott and Marilyn Radley

Albert and Sabina Talone

Kimberly and Donald Brooks

Regina and John Riordan

Rebecca and Brooks Van Pelt

Thomas Brunner

Nancy and Thomas Rocereto

Kevin Waldron and Harriette Owens-Waldron

Ms. Mary Chirillo

The Rotary Club of Washington Township

Dale Wallace

Beverly and Herbert Cohen Ms. Anne M. Congdon

David and Susan Roulston

Alexander and Joanna Williams

Sarah and Joseph M. Corvasce

F. Gordon Yasinow

David Courtright

John and Iris Zook

Francis Costello In memory of Rhonda Costello

PERFORMER $375 TO $499

Karen and John Fulton

Laurence Sussman

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Goldberg

Halfred Taylor In memory of Judith Ann Taylor

George Baver Mr. Robert Doman Ms. Jodi Friedman Bernard and Harriet Gross

Harriet Beloff Goodwin Jeff Guaracino Gwen and Matthew Iller

Mr. John Heisler

Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Jaworowski

Pat Lannutti

Loraine and Edward Jones

Ms. Tracy L. Maeter

Rona Josephs

Debbie and Elliot Maser

Gerald S. Kates and Tema Freed

Mrs. Kathleen Mulhern Patricia and Gordon Munson

Joseph Kolakowski Dr. Ray and Terri Kovalski Joseph W. Kvech

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.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Sceia William and Anna Simpson Janet Steinberg

BATON CIRCLE — $1,000 TO $2,499

ADMIRER — $125 TO $249

Conductor Circle benefits, plus: • Free ticket exchange of your subscription tickets • Exclusive VIP Invitations to POPS special

MUSICIAN CIRCLE — $2,500 TO $4,999

10% discount on single tickets

Friend benefits, plus: • Priority seating change request

for your subscription

Baton Circle benefits, plus: • Invitations to a special reception with Maestro

ENTHUSIAST — $250 TO $374

Admirer benefits, plus: • Acknowledgment of your contribution

in the Encore! program book

Herbert and Sandra Weinstein

Krajewski and POPS leadership

A private tour of the Kimmel Center

Musician Circle benefits, plus: • A private dinner with Frank Giordano,

Enthusiast benefits, plus: • Complimentary tickets to a special

backstage tour


President and CEO of The Philly POPS

1/2 page ad in the Encore! program book


Performer benefits, plus: • Exclusive intermission receptions with

Encore! Circle benefits, plus: • Concert Series Sponsorship • Full page ad in the Encore! program book

musicians and Board of Directors

Steven Tuso

Ms. Dale Wallace

ENCORE! CIRCLE — $5,000 TO $9,999 PERFORMER — $375 TO $499

Nancy Sullivan

Ronald Vickers

events and performances


Principal Player benefits, plus: • A private backstage visit with

Maestro Krajewski and guest artists

James Winn *in memoriam current list as of 1.4.19

All membership benefits are designed for two people. You may also waive all benefits, making the full

If you found your name has been misspelled or omitted, please accept our sincerest apologies and contact Mia Serafine at 215.5463234 or via email at mserafine@phillypops.org

Development Office at 215.735.2841. To donate online, go to phillypops.org/donate. Benefits incept upon

amount of your contribution tax-deductible. For additional information on individual giving, please call our receipt of the contribution and are active for one year.

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


Archer & Greiner is committed to making a difference in our community. That’s why we’re proud to support The Philly POPS for their ongoing contributions. Best wishes for a great season.

Shining a spotlight on creativity.

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

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