Biographies | The Philly Pops


Learn more about the Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski, Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell, and President & CEO Frank Giordano. Please contact us with interview requests.

Music Director Michael Krajewski
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Maestro Michael Krajewski
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Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski took the helm as Music Director and Conductor of The Philly POPS® with the beginning of The POPS’ 35th season in October 2013. Michael’s musical direction has infused The Philly POPS performances with a fresh energy that has sparked excitement from longtime and new concertgoers.

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Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell
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David Charles Abell

Classical music, opera, film music and musical theater all contribute to David's diverse career, unified by a serious yet theatrical approach. 

Frank Giordano, President & CEO
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Frank Giordano, President & CEO
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    Frank Giordano, President & CEO

Frank Giordano became President and CEO of the Philly POPS in 2011.  By applying for-profit strategies to a struggling non-profit,  he has led the POPS to unprecedented success in ticket sales, contributed revenue, community engagement and artistic expression.  Today, the POPS reaches ever expanding audiences in the hundreds of thousands through its signature Salute Series, a set of free concerts performed on holidays of civic celebration in honor of the service  community.  POPS in Schools impacts the lives of the next generation of musicians in the School District of Philadelphia, reaching 2500 students with a rapidly growing supplemental music education program.