Legends of Rock

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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May 15-17, 2015
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Featuring

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Micah Wilshire, Rob Evan, and Shem von Schroeck, vocalists

In this thrilling rock retrospective, Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Rob Evan and acclaimed tenors Micah Wilshire and Shem von Schroeck join forces with The Philly POPS for Legends of Rock on Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17. This talented trio — with combined influences from the worlds of rock, country, Broadway, and opera — will amaze audiences with a dynamic line-up of chart-topping classic hits and epic power ballads from Queen, The Police, Journey, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, and more. Classic rock lovers of all ages will enjoy a selection of songs that include Don't Stop Believin', We Are the Champions, Every Breath You Take, and Maybe I'm Amazed.

The Philly POPS Music Director, Maestro Michael Krajewski describes this concert series as a journey through the different styles and approaches to legendary rock over the years. “When audiences hear the first two or three notes of a song, they're going to say, 'Oh, I love this song!' And that’s our goal as we're doing our best to recreate these legendary songs in a very authentic way. Of course, one thing that will be very different -- they will be backed up by The Philly POPS! We're not exactly a rock band, but we have 65 musicians who will be the power behind the music.”

Program

Rock Overture
arr. Gregory Prechel

Listen to the Music
Tom Johnston

House of the Rising Sun
Alan Price

I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Norman Whitfield & Barett Strong

Chicago in Concert Medley
Berens

This Is It
Kenny Loggins

Rock Tenors Medley
arr. Shoup

INTERMISSION

Maybe I'm Amazed
Paul McCartney

Lady Madonna
John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Every Breath You Take
Sting

Desperado
Don Henley & Glenn Frey

Viva La Vida
Coldplay

We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
Brian May & Freddy Mercury
 

Helpful Information

This program, including intermission, is approximately two hours in length. Artists and program are subject to change without notice.

Discounted parking passes are available from select garages. For more information, please call 215.893.1999 or add a parking pass during checkout when purchasing your tickets.

Photography

We hope all of our guests will have a great time and make many memories at our concerts and events. Post your photos or videos on social media and include #phillypops for a chance to win a pair of tickets to any upcoming concert in the current or following season! Please refrain from flash photography in the concert hall. 

Enjoy the show!

CLASSIC HITS, EPIC POWER BALLADS
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The Philly POPS 2014/15 Season: Legends of Rock