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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.

Comcast NBCUniversal Presents the 2019 Memorial Salute

25 May 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

The Philly POPS presents the fourth annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the Mann, a community concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday, May 25 at 7pm over Memorial Day weekend featuring conductor Todd Ellison, Nikki Renée Daniels, the Voices of the POPS, the Philly POPS Festival Chorus, and more! 

Sarah McLachlan with The Philly POPS

05 August 2019
Sean O’Loughlin, Conductor

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sarah achieved international fame with her multi-platinum album Surfacing, which includes tracks like “Building a Mystery” and “Angel,” the latter of which achieved meteoric success in commercials with the ASPCA. The POPS, under the direction of maestro Sean O’Loughlin, will perform some of Sarah’s signature hits, including, “Building a Mystery,” “Adia,” “I Will Remember You,” and “Angel.”

POPS Goes To Hollywood: From Raiders to Gotham

POPS Goes To Hollywood
Sep 27-29, 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

time. Their music transports you to a new world of magic and fantasy. This program features music from Star Wars, Batman, Lord of the Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark with some Incredibles and more. It’s a night of musical action and adventure for everyone!

POPS Rocks Abbey Road

POPS Rocks Abbey Road
Nov 8-10, 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

Joining the POPS for this 50th anniversary celebration is acclaimed Beatles tribute band, Classical Mystery Tour, whom POPS fans will remember from the POPS’ sold-out 50th Anniversary Sgt. Pepper Celebration concert series in 2017. 

A Night at the Opera House: The Music of Queen

30 November 2019
Brent Havens, Conductor

In an exciting new expansion of its POPS Rocks brand, The Philly POPS announces A Night at the Opera House: The Music of Queen, a one-night-only performance, November 30, 2019, at The Met Philly. 

This performance will bring the legendary songs of Queen to the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House’s incredible stage, and in blending the genres of rock and opera, the show pays homage to the transformation of the Met itself—a once-opera house turned to a Live Nation venue.  

A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season!

A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season!
Dec 6-21, 2019
David Charles Abell, Conductor

After the energy and sparkle of his hugely successful 2013, 2014, and 2015 Christmas shows, audiences eagerly anticipated Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell’s holiday homecoming. Joining in for the fun is Broadway royalty Mandy Gonzalez — fresh from her breakout performance in Hamilton — returning her incandescent warmth and fabulous dresses to Philly’s favorite holiday tradition.  Last Christmas, audiences fell in love with Mandy’s celestial vocal power and infectious charm. The program will also feature the Melodica Men, two Juilliard and Peabody Conservatory graduates who achieved fame on YouTube with their hilarious videos. They are true virtuosos of an under-appreciated musical instrument.

Hamlisch: With Love

Broadway: Hamlisch, With Love
Jan 17-19, 2020
Todd Ellison, Conductor

Todd Ellison gets personal with this heartwarming program dedicated to his mentor and longtime friend. Dynamic vocalist Ashley Brown returns from her colossal Sinatra & Friends performance from last season


Feb 14-16, 2020
Todd Ellison, Conductor

As a celebration of Aretha’s incomparable contribution to American popular music, The Philly POPS pays its RESPECTs with the dynamic combination of Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins and GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer Ryan Shaw. The program features Aretha’s signature renditions of “Chain of Fools,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Respect.”

POPS Rocks Phil Collins: The Music of Genesis and Phil Collins

POPS Rocks Phil Collins
Mar 6-8, 2020
Stuart Chafetz, Conductor

Philly’s Biggest Rock Band turns up the volume with frequent guest conductor and rock specialist Stuart Chafetz in this tribute to an icon—featuring Broadway rock 'n’ roll headliner Aaron Finley from “Rock of Ages” and “Kinky Boots” with acclaimed percussionist and Temple University graduate Brian Kushmaul.  It’s “Easy Lover,” “One More Night,” “Two Hearts,” “Another Day In Paradise,” and the unforgettable “In The Air Tonight.” 

SONDHEIM: A 90th Birthday Celebration

Sondheim: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Apr 17-19, 2020
David Charles Abell, Conductor

David Charles Abell, who premiered a new Sweeney Todd in Zurich this year, brings the best of Sondheim to Philly in a big birthday bash, starring some of the world’s best “Sondheimians” Liz Callaway, Fra Fee, and Damian Humbley.

Sinatra: A Man and His Music

Sinatra: A Man and His Music
May 1-3, 2020
Todd Ellison, Conductor

The program highlights some of the most memorable greatest hits from Sinatra’s nine-time GRAMMY-winning career—it’s "Come Fly with Me," "Luck Be a Lady," "One for My Baby," "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Kind of Town," "It was a Very Good Year," and "I’ve Got a Crush on You."   A show that’s certain to make you feel SOOO young!