2018 - 19 Season | The Philly Pops

2018 - 19 Season

The 40th Anniversary Season

The Philly POPS 2018-2019 Season line-up comes alive with name talent and unique, varied musical experiences.  Maestro Michael Krajewski, the talented and amazing Philly POPS Orchestra, the one hundred fifty-member Festival Chorus and the very best guest vocalists entertain in this, the 40th Anniversary Season for the POPS.

Full season subscribers enjoy benefits which include discounts on single-ticket prices, advance notice of special events, flexible ticket exchanges, ticket replacement, discounted pre-paid parking, restaurant and car service discounts and concierge-style notifications of pre-concert activities. 


Please contact our Director of Sales & Customer Relations, Daniel Palmieri
215.253.6980 | dpalmieri@phillypops.org

Past Events

Leslie Odom, Jr.

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Sep 28-30, 2018
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Leslie Odom, Jr., Grammy and Tony-award winner for Hamilton, kicks off the POPS 40th Anniversary Celebration with American Songbook classics.

Heather Headley's Broadway My Way

Heather Headley's Broadway My Way
12 October 2018
Ron Colvard, Conductor

Tony and Grammy winner, R&B hitmaker, and international singing sensation Heather Headley comes to Philadelphia for a one-night-only show with Hugh Panaro & The Philly POPS BIG Band at the Kimmel Center.

Storm Large: A Crazy Kind of Love

Nov 9-11, 2018
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

A mesmerizing six-foot blonde, Storm Large is a musician, actor, playwright, author, and most famous as an unforgettable interpreter of American popular music.

A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season!

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Dec 1-22, 2018
Todd Ellison, Conductor

Philadelphia’s incredible holiday tradition is back with Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez and Broadway legend Todd Ellison conducting for the first time.

JAZZED! The Philly POPS BIG Band with Terell Stafford

Jan 18-20, 2019

This new January series will celebrate a particular kind of Philly sound — the jazz of the ’40s and ’50s with Temple University’s internationally-acclaimed jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford and The Philly POPS BIG Band. 

POPS Rocks: The '80s

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Feb 1-3, 2019
Stuart Chafetz, Conductor

Stuart Chafetz is back with his cover of the ’80s — the decade that saw an explosion of new music and the advent of MTV!

Uptown Nights with Byron Stripling

Mar 1-3, 2019
Byron Stripling, Conductor

Uptown Nights with Byron Stripling is something new for the POPS — he’ll explore a magical world of song and dance popularized in the clubs of the ’40s and ’50s.

Cole Porter's Broadway: Too Darn Hot

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Apr 12-14, 2019
David Charles Abell, Conductor

Abell’s tribute is an original program of Porter’s best, sung by jazz stylist Catherine Russell and Broadway stars Lisa Vroman and Ben Davis. “Too Darn Hot,” “Anything Goes,”“I’ve Got You Under My Skin,”and “Begin the Beguine” are certain to deliver Porter’s infectious musical magic with The Philly POPS’ unique sound.

At The Hop! A Philadelphia Story At The Birth Of Rock And Roll

May 3-5, 2019
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Michael Krajewski’s original program celebrates the early years of Bandstand and rock ‘n’ roll in Philly.