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Hammerstein: The Song is You

Apr 17-19, 2020
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. 

Sinatra: A Man and His Music

Sinatra: A Man and His Music
May 1-3, 2020
Rickey Minor, Conductor

The program highlights some of the most memorable greatest hits from Sinatra’s nine-time GRAMMY-winning career—it’s "Come Fly with Me," "Luck Be a Lady," "One for My Baby," "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Kind of Town," and "I’ve Got a Crush on You."  A show that’s certain to make you feel SOOO young! 


25 May 2020
Byron Stripling, Conductor

The Philly POPS presents the fifth annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the TD Pavilion at the Mann, a community concert honoring the American tradition of service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th culminating with a dazzling display of fireworks presented by WAWA Welcome America.

In celebration of those who serve, all tickets to the concert will be provided FREE of charge with registration. Particular blocks of seats will be provided for veterans, active military, Philadelphia police officers, and firefighters – plus local students and Boy and Girl Scouts.

POPS On Independence for WAWA Welcome America 2020

03 July 2020
David Charles Abell, Conductor

The Philly POPS continues its 41-year tradition of performance in front of Independence Hall in POPS on Independence. Featuring The Voices of the POPS and the full 65-piece POPS orchestra, this free, patriotic celebration of America's birthday is part of Wawa Welcome America, the nation's largest, free 4th of July festival.

With the stunning backdrop of Independence Hall, David Charles Abell will conduct the POPS in a patriotic show, mixing Great American Songbook classics with today’s popular music. POPS on Independence has become a Philadelphia tradition, enjoyed by 15,000 locals and visitors each year. 


04 July 2020
David Charles Abell, Conductor

The Philly POPS Big Band returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a 4th year! After an evening of performances, the city’s grand finale fireworks show brings the evening to a close. This performance is the final event of Wawa Welcome America, the nation’s largest free 4th of July festival.


04 July 2020
David Charles Abell, Conductor

Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell and The Philly POPS BIG Band return to Independence Hall for the POPS at the Celebration of Freedom. The performance will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the annual July 4 Parade, routing from Independence Mall to Penn's Landing.

Disney's Broadway Hits: Featuring Broadway Stars Live in Concert

08 August 2020

Disney’s treasured classics have made an indelible mark on the Broadway stage with hits like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. For over two decades, Disney’s Broadway adaptations have charmed audiences around the world.

Now, The Philly POPS brings Disney’s trademark magic to the Met Philadelphia in this Spring Break program, featuring renowned Broadway stars Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White from The Lion King and iconic original cast member Josh Strickland of Tarzan.

Eighth Annual POPS Ball

17 September 2020
David Charles Abell, Conductor

Please join us for an intimate concert, dinner, and an evening of dancing to the POPS Orchestra on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Broadway supernova Mandy Gonzalez will perform.

POPS Rocks Let It Be

Let It Be
Sep 25-27, 2020
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!

Star Wars: A Galaxy of Music

Star Wars
Oct 23-25, 2020
Stuart Chafetz, 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

A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season!

Dec 4-19, 2020
David Charles Abell, Conductor

All the glitter and warmth of Philly’s favorite holiday tradition is back for another dazzling season! Returning from last year’s incredible holiday program, David Charles Abell brings the explosive, jaw-dropping talent of Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez back for her third Christmas with the POPS. This all-new original program will feature the perennial POPS favorites: The Philly POPS Festival Chorus, The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir, and The Philadelphia Boys Choir for another can’t-miss holiday extravaganza

Modern Broadway: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kander & Ebb and More!

Modern Broadway: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Kander & Ebb and More!
Jan 22-24, 2021
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s storied career is well-represented in this magical visit to Broadway.  Philly native Hugh Panaro, the original Phantom, comes home with “Music of the Night” and “Phantom of the Opera."

The advent of the mega-musical brings us some of the greatest composers and lyricists to ever bless Broadway! Unforgettable productions of Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar, and more stand the test of time.

Ella, Billie, Dinah & All That Jazz

Feb 19-21, 2021
Terell Stafford, Conductor

Philly has a rich history with jazz, and this year, the POPS highlights the three finest powerhouse divas to light up stage and song—Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington! All three singers possessed unique qualities—Ella’s effortless range and technical perfection, Billie’s soulful sensitivity, and Dinah’s infectious insouciance. But all three delivered memories to a generation of swing

POPS Rocks Paul Simon, James Taylor & Billy Joel with Michael Cavanaugh

Mar 19-21, 2021
David Charles Abell, Conductor

Michael Cavanaugh and his electrifying band join the POPS, the world’s biggest rock orchestra, in showcasing the hits of Paul Simon, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, and many more! Experience the sweet sounds of Cavanaugh’s trademark energy and enthusiasm as he celebrates the greatest singer/songwriters of the era.

Showstoppers! Hello, Dolly!, La Cage & Mame

Apr 16-18, 2021
David Charles Abell, Conductor

Broadway’s beloved Jerry Herman represented everything that was lavish, catchy, optimistic, and lighthearted about the Great White Way. Herman’s tunes never fail to leave audiences inspired and humming as they exit the theater. To celebrate his legacy, during what would have been his 90th year, the POPS bring you his greatest showstopping numbers under the baton of Maestro David Charles Abell. Musical selections will include memorable moments from Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles, and more!

POPS ROCKS The Music of The Moody Blues: GO NOW!

POPS ROCKS Moody Blues
Apr 30-May 2, 2021
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Gordy Marshall toured and recorded with The Moody Blues for twenty-five years. Together with Mick Wilson (lead singer of 10cc for twenty years) they present a super-group of world-class musicians, singers, and songwriters and meticulously recreate the elegance of a Moody Blues concert.