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Sixth Annual POPS Ball

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

The Union League of Philadelphia

140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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13 September 2018
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Featuring

Michael Krajewski, Music Director 
Tony DeSare, Guest Artist

Honoring: Harry D. Madonna, Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank 

Sixth Annual POPS Ball Chair: Vernon W. II, Shirley, and Duffy Hill

Sixth Annual POPS Ball Honorary Chair: Governor Tom Wolf

Sixth Annual POPS Ball Co-Chairs: Dottie and Frank Giordano

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Philly POPS at the Sixth Annual POPS Ball!

Please join us for an intimate concert, dinner, and an evening of dancing to the POPS on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Frequent POPS performer Tony DeSare will perform George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" — a song that was played at the first POPS concert in 1979 and often throughout the orchestra's history.

As the POPS marks an important anniversary, the 2018 POPS Ball honors Harry D. Madonna, Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank. Republic Bank has been the POPS’ financial partner since 2011. Harry Madonna has provided unprecedented support during this period of growth and renewal. We look forward to recognizing his contributions during our 40th Anniversary Celebration.

6:00 pm – Reception
7:30 pm – An evening of dinner and dancing to the full, 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra conducted by Michael Krajewski, featuring guest artist and frequent POPS performer Tony DeSare.

The POPS Ball is the major fundraiser of the 2018-19 season. As ticket sales do not fully cover the costs of presenting POPS shows, the Ball provides additional support from our generous patrons.

To reserve single tickets or a full table, request an invitation, or make a pledge, please call Mia Serafine at 215.546.3234 or send an e-mail to mserafine@phillypops.org.


 

In Honor of Harry D. Madonna, Chief Exeutive Offer of Republic Bank
Harry D. Madonna

As the POPS marks an important anniversary, the 2018 POPS Ball honors Harry D. Madonna, Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank.

The POPS has been banking with Republic Bank since 2011 and has experienced great success in those years. Harry Madonna has provided unprecedented support during this period of growth and renewal. We look forward to recognizing his contributions during our 40th Anniversary Celebration.

A native New Yorker, Harry has called Philadelphia his home since 1972 and has valued the passion that it displays from his first day in the region. As an avid POPS fan, under Harry’s leadership, Republic Bank has sponsored both the POPS Ball and the Salute Series.

The Philly POPS tips its hat to Harry – a leader, music lover, and friend

Guest Artists

Michael Krajewski, Guest Conductor

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Known for his entertaining programs and engaging personality, Michael Krajewski is a much sought-after pops conductor in the U.S.A., Canada and abroad. 

His twenty-year relationship with the Houston Symphony included seventeen years as Principal Pops Conductor. He also served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony for eleven years, Principal Pops Conductor of Atlanta Symphony for eight years, and Music Director of the Philly Pops for six years. He is currently Principal Pops Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony, a post he has held for twenty-four years. 

Michael’s busy schedule as a guest conductor includes concerts with major and regional orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has appeared with the orchestras of Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina and Kitchener-Waterloo. Overseas he has performed in Ireland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Malaysia and China. 

Michael has conducted concerts featuring noteable musicians and entertainers from many diverse styles of music. He has worked with classical luminaries such as vocalist Marilyn Horne, flutist James Galway, pianist Alicia de Larrocha and guitarists Pepe and Angel Romero. 

In the field of popular music he has performed with Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainright, Jason Alexander, Patti Austin, Sandi Patty, Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison, Doc Severinsen, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Chieftains, Chicago, Pink Martini, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. 

Born in Detroit, Michael studied music education at Wayne State University and conducting at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music. He was an Antal Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and subsequently served as the DSO’s assistant conductor for four years. Michael now lives in Florida with his wife Darcy. In his spare time he enjoys travel, photography and solving crossword puzzles. 

Tony DeSare, vocalist & piano

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Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.
  

The Sixth Annual Pops Ball Ticket Packages

The Chairman’s Table
$5,000 per couple

- (2) Tickets to The POPS Ball, seating at the President’s, Chairman’s, or Madonna tables
- Sponsor Listing in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Donor List in 2018/2019 Season Program Books

Concertmaster Circle Table
$12,000

- Table of (8), Best Available Seating
- Full Page Ad in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Sponsor Listing in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Name/Company listed on The Philly POPS Website
- Donor List in 2018/2019 Season Program Books
 

Encore! Circle Table
$8,000 

- Table of (8)
- Half Page Ad in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Sponsor Listing in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Name/Company Listing on The Philly POPS Website
- Donor List in 2018/2019 Season Program Books

Baton Circle 
$1,000 per couple

*Single Tickets may be purchased at 50% of the published package price at any level.

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The Philly POPS is part of Encore Series, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. In compliance with tax law regulations, we hereby certify that no goods or services were provided in consideration for your contribution.

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