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All Upcoming Events

Dancin' In The Streets: THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN

Feb 18-20, 2022
Byron Stripling, Conductor

The Philly POPS gets grooving with the sounds of Hitsville, USA! 

Dancing in the Streets: The Music of Motown features the full Philly POPS orchestra on timeless Motown hits, including songs from iconic artists Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and more—with a nod to Philly’s own legendary producers, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. 

Celebrate the legendary “Motown Sound” with Hairspray stars Shayna Steele and Chester Gregory, with American Idol finalist and charted R&B artist Michael Lynche. Audiences will be transformed by the powerful music of Motown with these authentic arrangements and exciting, young talented musicians.

POPS Rocks Let It Be

Mar 11-13, 2022
David Charles Abell, Conductor

The Beatles changed the rock and roll landscape forever. The Philly POPS continues its celebration of the 50th anniversaries of their last set of ground-breaking, memorable albums - the music that cemented their enduring legacy. As the final album released by “The Fab Four” Let It Be turns 50 this year!

The Music of David Bowie: A Musical Odyssey

26 March 2022
Brent Havens, Conductor

Rock out with a night of music from rock legend David Bowie. Experience the glamor and groove of Bowie favorites with Broadway and West End star Tony Vincent, conductor Brent Havens, and the POPS!

Hammerstein: The Song is You

Apr 1-3, 2022
David Charles Abell, Conductor

With credits to over 1,589 unforgettable songs and 5 ground-breaking musicals, including Oklahoma!The Sound of Music, and South Pacific, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd shaped both American musical theater and the careers of his successors, particularly that of his neighbor and protégé, Stephen Sondheim. 


May 13-15, 2022
Byron Stripling, Conductor

Peter Nero performed a memorable “Rhapsody in Blue” at the POPS’ first-ever performance in 1979, kicking off the POPS’ storied 42-year history with one of America’s greatest songwriters and composers, George Gershwin.  
Guest conductor Byron Stripling presents the best work of this incandescent talent with this program, featuring music from Porgy and Bess, An American in Paris, and more! The program features some of the hottest stars of new Broadway, POPS favorites Nikki Renée Daniels, unforgettable Disney princess Allison Blackwell—fresh from her July 3rd triumph, and Ryan Silverman, last seen with the POPS in Abell’s Bernstein retrospective. Piano virtuoso Charlie Albright will perform “Rhapsody in Blue” with his dynamic, exciting style. 
“'S Wonderful,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime,” “Love is Here to Stay” and more! 

Star Wars: A Galaxy of Music

Star Wars
Jun 17-19, 2022
David Charles Abell, Conductor

The force is strong with this one! The Philly POPS sets course for a galaxy far, far away with the music that changed cinema forever! Join the Rebellion and come in costume as your favorite character to hear the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra performing the iconic soundtracks as they were recorded.