2014 / 15 Season | The Philly Pops

2014 / 15 Season

The 2014 / 15 musical line-up from the Philly POPS and Music Director Michael Krajewski was like nothing else in town! We entertained you with music you know and love, and kept you on the edge of your seat with plenty of surprises along the way. Make this the year to hit the town and experience the very best in symphonic POPS performances by subscibribing for the new 2015 / 16 season!

Past Events

Era of ABBA

Oct 17-19, 2014
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Rajaton, vocalists

Relive heartwarming musical memories with hits of the '70s, including Donna Summer, Paul Simon, and John Denver, reimagined for the incomparable Philly POPS Orchestra. Then, dance in your seat to a spectacular selection of ABBA music, featuring Rajaton, an internationally renowned vocal ensemble direct from Finland. Enjoy ABBA's biggest hits from the Broadway smash hit Mamma Mia! and more, including favorites like Dancing Queen, and Take a Chance on Me.

Classic Soul

Feb 6-8, 2015
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas, vocalists

Groove to smooth rhythms and timeless hits with The Philly POPS! With a beautiful blend of powerful sounds and soulful voices, The POPS Orchestra and Broadway's Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas perform classic songs from R&B and Motown-era legends. Enjoy songs everyone knows and loves, including Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman, Tina Turner's Proud Mary, Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through the Grapveine, and You Are Everything - made famous by Philly's own The Stylistics.

American Songbook: Then and Now

Mar 13-15, 2015
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Tony DeSare, singer/pianist
Internationally acclaimed touring vocalist, pianist, and composer Tony DeSare provides a fresh take on old-school classics. The New York Times described DeSare as "two parts Sinatra to one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly." DeSare joins the Philly POPS in performing classic standards with his unique contemporary approach, from Frank Sinatra to Jerry Lee Lewis, including Night and Day, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You), Great Balls of Fire, and more!

Epic Hollywood Soundtracks

Apr 10-12, 2015
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

The biggest blockbuster films in cinematic history are often linked with powerful music that defines a particular moment in our lives. Immerse yourself in the scores of some of the most popular films of all time as the Philly POPS Orchestra and the POPS Festival Chorus perform music from Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, The Sound of Music, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar, Lord of the Rings, and more!

Legends of Rock

May 15-17, 2015
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Micah Wilshire, Rob Evan, and Shem von Schroeck, vocalists

Power and beauty converge when Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Rob Evan and acclaimed tenors Micah Wilshire and Shem von Schroeckjoin forces with the Philly POPS for this thrilling rock retrospective. This trio's incredible voices will truly ‘rock you' with their 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.

Christmas Spectacular 2014

Dec 5-20, 2014
David Charles Abell, Conductor

Hugh Panaro, vocalist
Peter Richard Conte, organist
+ The POPS Festival Chrous, Philadelphia Boys Choir, & African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir

Philadelphia's most treasured holiday musical tradition continues with the return of celebrated conductor David Charles Abell — back by popular demand — and the addition of vocalist Hugh Panaro, Broadway's beloved Phantom of the Opera! Experience the magic of the season as The Philly POPS' present beloved tunes in exciting arrangements, with over 300 musicians, remarkable choirs, and the ever-popular audience sing-along — as well as some surprises along the way.