A Philly Pops Christmas

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dec 1-19, 2017
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Fri, Dec 1, 2017
8pm
Christmas Salute
Doors open at 7:30pm
8pm
Sat, Dec 2, 2017
3pm
Doors open 2:30pm
3pm
Sun, Dec 3, 2017
3pm
Doors open 2:30pm
3pm
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
8pm
Doors open 7:30pm
8pm
Sat, Dec 9, 2017
3pm
Doors open 2:30pm
3pm
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
3pm
Doors open 2:30pm
3pm
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
8pm
Doors open 7:30pm
8pm
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
3pm
Doors open 2:30pm
3pm
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
3pm
Doors open 2:30pm
3pm
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
7pm
Doors open 6:30pm
7pm
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
8pm
Doors open 7:30pm
8pm
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
8pm
Doors open 7:30pm
8pm
Featuring

Justin Hopkins, vocalist

Peter Richard Conte, organist

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus

Philadelphia Boys Choir

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir

It’s the tradition that kicks off Philadelphia’s holiday season! Music Director Maestro Michael Krajewski returns to lead an all-new amazing lineup of incredible arrangements and musicians. This holiday season features Philly native and international sensation Justin Hopkins and once again includes the Philly POPS Festival Chorus, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, and the award-winning African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir. With 300 performers on stage and a special musical version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, it’s an extravaganza set to delight the entire family!

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.

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Enjoy the show!

Guest Artists

Justin Hopkins

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A native of Mount Airy, Philadelphia and graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep High School, Justin Hopkins is a young performer in increasing demand nationally and internationally. Known for his warm and rich bass voice, as well as his magnetic stage presence, he has been featured in theaters such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels).

In 2016, Hopkins appeared at Lincoln Center in A Coffin In Egypt starring Frederica von Stade; Carnegie Hall performing Repast, a solo opera-oratorio based on the life of civil rights figure Booker Wright; Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops performing The Golden Age of Broadway; the Apollo Theater for the Opera Philadelphia workshop of We Shall Not Be Moved; Opera Delaware for the East Coast premiere of Franco Faccio’s Amleto. In the 2016-17 season Mr. Hopkins will be appearing in Brussels, Belgium at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Verdi’s Macbeth; Los Angeles with the LA Chamber Orchestra in Lost In The Stars and Beethoven Symphony No.9; Dayton, Ohio with the Dayton Philharmonic for the Mozart Requiem; and as the featured guest soloist on the Boston Pops Florida and mid-west concert tours.

A versatile artist, Mr. Hopkins has performed operatic roles ranging from Mozart to Philip Glass, as well as concert repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem and Mendelssohn's Elijah. He has performed under the distinguished batons of conductors such as Keith Lockhart, Charles Dutoit, and Valery Gergiev with orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Boston Pops, Verbier Festival Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hopkins has performed for numerous dignitaries and heads of state, most notably a command solo performance for The Dalai Lama in 2009. He was a member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale from 1993 - 2002.

Peter Richard Conte, Organist

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Peter Richard Conte is highly regarded as a skillful performer and arranger of organ transcriptions. He has been featured several times on National Public Radio and on ABC television’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight. His monthly radio show, The Wanamaker Organ Hour, airs on the first Sunday of each month and can be accessed online via WRTI.org. He performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and was a featured artist at the American Guild of Organists’ National Convention in 2002, and at the International Organ Festival in Aosta, Italy, in September 2004. In 2013, the Philadelphia Music Alliance honored him with a bronze plaque on the Avenue of the Arts’ Walk of Fame. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly POPS, and with Delaware and Allentown Symphonies.

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