Salute Series 2016 Events

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. The Salute performances recognize the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition.

Past Events

The Philly POPS Memorial Salute Concert

May 28, 2016
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

For the first time ever, the POPS and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present Memorial Salute, a concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday, May 28 at 7pm during Memorial Day weekend.

POPS on Independence for Wawa Welcome America

Jul 3, 2016
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

The POPS is back for its annual FREE Independence Weekend concerts during the Wawa Welcome America festival. 
 

POPS at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Jul 4, 2016

The POPS Brass Percussion Ensemble returns to play Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man during the city's new Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade.

POPS on the Parkway for Wawa Welcome America

Jul 4, 2016
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Immediately prior to the city’s Grand Finale Fireworks show on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the full 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra will take the stage to play pop hits, patriotic songs, Broadway favorites and more from the Great American Songbook!

Veterans Salute

Nov 11, 2016

Join us on Veterans Day when The Philly POPS Festival Brass quintet performs as part of a recognition service hosted by Major General Wesley Craig at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, featuring remarks by Brig. Gen. Carol Eggert (ret.), and simultaneously at Dilworth Park's ice skating rink opening ceremony.

I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to Military & First Responders

Dec 2, 2016
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

On opening night of the 2016 A Philly POPS Christmas concert series, we will proudly welcome an audience filled with dedicated local members of the military and first responders for our 3rd annual Comcast NBCUniversal I'll Be Home for Christmas – A Tribute to the Military and First Responders benefit concert. Individual tickets for this event are not available for purchase.