Philadelphia, forever a city of neighborhoods, has always come alive with music... with gospel, rock ‘n roll, with jazz and R&B. Each year, the POPS shines bright in every part of our big city — at the Kimmel Center, The Met Philadelphia, The Mann Center, Independence Mall, and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The POPS’ ensembles play in Germantown, in West Philly, in Kensington, in Rittenhouse Square, and Franklin Square. POPS in Schools is active on the Avenue of the Arts from Temple University to CAPA. Join us for our Bright Lights! Big City! Season.