Press Releases

Mar 24, 2017

Philly POPS to perform with renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli in Philadelphia

POPS patrons enjoy an exclusive pre-sale a week before tickets go on sale to the public.
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Mar 6, 2017

Philly POPS welcomes Marc Lucca and Philip Rinaldi to Board of Directors

“Phil and Marc have been devoted supporters of the Philly POPS for years,” said Frank Giordano, President and CEO of the Philly POPS.
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Mar 1, 2017

Philly POPS to perform Ella, Louis & All That Jazz

Plus a slate of engagement activities tied to Jazz Appreciation Month.
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Feb 14, 2017

Philly POPS Announces Next Season Lineup

Sinatra, Star Wars, Elton John, Leonard Bernstein, Classic Rock, Broadway, and a special one-night show with Rufus Wainwright
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Feb 9, 2017

Stars of the Stage Come to Town for Blockbuster Broadway with the Philly POPS

Conductor David Charles Abell leads the 65-piece orchestra with vocalists High Panaro, Rachel York, and Alli Mauzey.
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Jan 4, 2017

Sgt. Pepper's 50th anniversary coming to Philly POPS stage

Full orchestra performs what Rolling Stone calls the most important rock & roll album ever made...
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Nov 28, 2016

Bike Parade Down Broad St. and Giveaway to Local Children

Christmas comes early for area children!
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Nov 17, 2016

Frank Giordano, Philly POPS CEO, Received Inquirer's Emerging Icon Award

The Philadelphia Inquirer celebrated the inaugural class of inductees into the Industry ICON AWARDS on November 16, 2016.
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Nov 9, 2016

Philly POPS Musicians to Perform on Veterans Day in Two Locations

Festival Brass Quintets Recognize Veterans for the Second Year in a Row at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Simultaneously at Dilworth Park's Ice Skating Rink Opening Ceremony
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Nov 9, 2016

Philly POPS to open Christmas Season with Free Concert for 2,000 Military, Veterans, Police, Firefighters — and their Families

Third Annual Event Features Bike Giveaway, 300 Performers on Stage, USO Troupe, Santa, Carolers
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Nov 2, 2016

Comcast NBCUniversal to serve as Presenting Sponsor of Philly POPS Salute Series

Comcast and Philly POPS join to celebrate and honor veterans and first responders on patriotic holidays
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Oct 26, 2016

FRANK GIORDANO, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE PHILLY POPS, RECEIVES THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER EMERGING ICON AWARD FOR ARTS AND EDUCATION

The Philadelphia Inquirer has launched a new award program called the Industry ICON AWARDS.
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Oct 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY SHOW IS BACK: A PHILLY POPS CHRISTMAS OPENS DECEMBER 2

FULL HOUSES EXPECTED FOR TEN SHOWS THAT FEATURE 300 PERFORMERS ON STAGE, AUDIENCE SING-A-LONG, HOLIDAY CHEER
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Sep 26, 2016

The Philly POPS opens season with ELVIS: The King's Songbook

ALLISON BLACKWELL AND DAVE BENNETT JOIN THE POPS ON OCTOBER 21-23
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Sep 12, 2016

FOURTH ANNUAL POPS BALL OPENS PHILLY’S SOCIAL SEASON ON SEPTEMBER 15

DINNER AND DANCING TO THE FULL 65-PIECE ORCHESTRA — PLUS A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE
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Sep 7, 2016

PHILLY POPS WELCOMES JETH MILL, NEW SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND PRODUCTION

FOLLOWING RECORD SUCCESS, POPS ADDS STAFF IN PRODUCTION AND CONTRIBUTED REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS
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Aug 2, 2016

ELVIS IS POPPING UP ALL OVER PHILLY THIS FRIDAY

TICKETS FOR PHILLY POPS SEASON OPENER ELVIS: THE KING’S SONGBOOK ON SALE FRIDAY AT 10AM
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Jul 26, 2016

PHILLY POPS FESTIVAL BRASS QUINTET TO PLAY ON AVENUE OF THE ARTS FOR DNC

The Philly POPS Festival Brass quintet delights audiences with music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway Shows, jazz legends, and patriotic songs and marches – with pop culture surprises along the way.
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Jul 15, 2016

Philly POPS to give hundreds of bikes to children of military, police and fire

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY EVENT MARKS TICKET ON-SALE DATE FOR POPULAR CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
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May 23, 2016

PHILLY POPS FESTIVAL BRASS QUINTET TO PLAY AT HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA LAUNCH EVENT

The Philly POPS Festival Brass quintet delights audiences with music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway Shows, jazz legends, and patriotic songs and marches...
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May 20, 2016

PHILLY POPS TO PERFORM FREE ANNUAL JULY 3 CONCERT AND WILL PLAY AT PHILADELPHIA’S JULY 4 CONCERT & FIREWORKS

The POPS will be busy on Independence Day Weekend with four concerts: POPS in Wildwood, Annual July 3 POPS on Independence show, the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony the morning of July 4 and the largest free concert in America the evening of July 4.
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May 9, 2016

CIRQUE ACROBATS WILL SOAR ABOVE THE PHILLY POPS ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF CIRQUE GOES TO THE MOVIES MAY 20-22

Epic movie music accompanies Cirque aerialists, contortionists, strong men and dancers
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Apr 29, 2016

PHILLY’S FIRST EVER MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT SET FOR MAY 28

PHILLY POPS AND THE MANN PRESENT MEMORIAL SALUTE FEATURING 65-PIECE POPS ORCHESTRA, NATIVE PHILADELPHIANS AND BROADWAY STARS ALLISON BLACKWELL AND HUGH PANARO AS VOCALISTS, AND VOICES OF THE POPS ENSEMBLE
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Apr 27, 2016

PHILLY POPS TO PRESENT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA’S ALL-CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY APRIL 30

Second year in a row that POPS sponsor All-City Jazz Festival as part of POPS in Schools Program
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Mar 21, 2016

The Philly POPS Brings Broadway's Greatest Hits to the Kimmel Center

The POPS and Music Director Michael Krajewski will be joined by award-winning Broadway guest vocalists Christiane Noll, Doug LaBrecque and Dee Roscioli, plus the 150-voice Philly POPS Festival Chorus.
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Mar 1, 2016

Philly POPS Announces Next Season: Musical Tributes to Elvis, The Beatles, Broadway, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Journey

Following record success, POPS extends music director's contract and reveals plans for significant expansion.
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Feb 17, 2016

Celebrated actor Tony Lo Bianco brings Emmy-winning one-man show to Philadelphia

Lo Bianco portrays legendary NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in The Little Flower at Prince Theater
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Feb 11, 2016

Philly POPS to perform Music of Billy Joel with Tony-and-Grammy nominee Michael Cavanaugh

Star of Movin' Out – the Broadway show of Billy Joel's music – and 65-piece POPS orchestra join forces for an expected sell-out concert weekend.
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Jan 13, 2016

Philly POPS Brings Carole King's Music to Philadelphia

The Philly POPS will open 2016 with a tribute to singer-songwriter Carole King.
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Dec 3, 2015

Miss America 2016 to Perform in Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular Show

Betty Cantrell Joins the POPS on December 9th to sing I'll be Home For Christmas in The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall
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Nov 25, 2015

Philadelphias Most Treasured Holiday Tradition is Back: The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular

Three Weeks of Christmas Spirit at the Kimmel Center - Featuring 300 Musicians on Stage, Three Full Choirs, A Broadway Singer, Guest Conductor David Charles Abell, A Sing-A-Long and Santa
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Nov 5, 2015

Philly POPS to Perform at Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle Opening Night

Leading Up to Philly's Most Popular Holiday Show: The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular, December 4-22
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Oct 30, 2015

Philly POPS and Andrea Bocelli to Perform Together for First Time

Bocelli's First Philadelphia Concert in Over A Decade Features Philly POPS on December 12 at the Wells Fargo Center
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Oct 29, 2015

Philly POPS Salutes Military, Police & Fire with 2,000 Free Tickets to December 4 Holiday Concert

Second Annual Benefit Show Kicks off Christmas Spectacular Series
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Oct 9, 2015

Deana Martin to Perform in Philadelphia on Saturday during Philly POPS Sinatra Weekend

Post-Concert: Atlantic City's famous 500 Club - A Rat Pack haunt - to be recreated at the Prime Rib.
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Oct 7, 2015

Philly POPS Opens New Season with Sinatra on Friday

Concert kicks off a weekend-long rat pack celebration.
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Oct 6, 2015

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Marries Violinists During Philly POPS Concert

Imagine a Wedding with over 65 Attendants in the Wedding Party – it’s the entire orchestra!
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Oct 2, 2015

Philly POPS Celebrates 100 Years of Sinatra

The Philly POPS launches season with four Sinatra concerts, a special performance by Deana Martin, a "500 Club" themed party, exciting singing opportunities for CAPA students and a mid-concert wedding that is expected to be officiated by Mayor Nutter.
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Sep 29, 2015

Frank Giordano Honored by Goodwill at new Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

Frank Giordano, the President and CEO of both The Philly POPS and Atlantic Trailer Leasing Corp., is honored to receive the 2015 Helms Award from Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia at its Goodwill Proud Awards Dinner held on Friday, October 8, 2015
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Sep 22, 2015

Andrea Bocelli at Wells Fargo Center Presented by The Philly POPS

Frank Giordano, President of The Philly POPS, is proud to announce a landmark concert with Andrea Bocelli on December 12, 2015.
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Sep 15, 2015

Philly POPS to Perform Before Crowd of 30,000 at Papal Event

Philly POPS Festival Brass will welcome Pope Francis at Independence Mall Address
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Sep 14, 2015

Philly POPS Musicians to Perform at Mercer County Schools

The Philly POPS Festival Brass will perform for the students and also include an educational presentation about brass instruments, different musical styles and genres of music.
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Sep 11, 2015

Philly POPS Ball Presents an Evening of Dancing to 65-Piece Orchestra

The third annual black tie POPS Ball at the Bellevue features celebrated vocalist Michael Andrew.
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Sep 8, 2015

Due to Popular Demand: Philly POPS Adds a Fourth Concert to Sinatra Weekend at the Kimmel Center

For the first time in a decade, the POPS add a show after record sales for Sinatra: A Centennial Celebration.
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Sep 4, 2015

Philly POPS Presents Vocalist Tony Desare at School District of Philadelphia Event in PHS Pop Up Garden

Philly POPS helps kick off new program that reinvents music education through a pilot program at South Philadelphia High School.
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Jul 31, 2015

The Philly POPS Celebrate Christmas in July

It was a very Merry Christmas in July on July 21 when The Philly POPS invited families of active military and first responders to celebrate the second annual Christmas in July press conference at the Kimmel Center.
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Jul 21, 2015

The Philly POPS Announces the 2015 Christmas Spectacular Concert Series

The Philly POPS festive tradition expands to 10 concerts from December 4-22, led by internationally celebrated conductor David Charles Abell.
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Mar 11, 2015

Presenting the 2015 / 16 Subscription Concert Series

A brand new website and redesigned logo complement a new season line-up featuring Sinatra, Carole King, Billy Joel, Broadway showstoppers, and the world premiere of "Cirque Goes to the Movies".
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