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Eighth Annual POPS Ball

David Charles Abell, Conductor

The Bellevue Hotel

200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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16 September 2021
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Featuring

Liz Callaway, vocalist
Terell Stafford, trumpet

Honoring: Dan and Monica DiLella

Eighth Annual POPS Ball Co-Chairs: Dottie and Frank Giordano

Please join us for an intimate concert, dinner, and an evening of dancing to The Philly POPS BIG Band. Broadway legend Liz Callaway will perform, along with Artistic Director for Jazz Terell Stafford.


Honoring: Dan and Monica DiLella
Eighth Annual POPS Ball Co-Chairs: Dottie and Frank Giordano

6:00 pm - Reception
7:30 pm – An evening of dinner and dancing to The Philly POPS BIG Band, conducted by Music Director & Principal Conductor, David Charles Abell featuring guest artist and POPS favorite Liz Callaway, along with Artistic Director for Jazz Terell Stafford.

To reserve single tickets or a full table, request an invitation, or make a pledge, please call Kelly McMurtry at 215-546-3234 or send an e-mail to POPSBall@phillypops.org. Single tickets may be purchased at 50% of the published package at any level.
 
As The POPS ushers in our 43rd Season, we dedicate tonight to Daniel and Monica DiLella.

Daniel and Monica DiLella have been staunch supporters of The Philly POPS since 2011. With their leadership, organizations across Philadelphia have seen growth and success. They have not only worked with The POPS, but also The Union League of Philadelphia, Villanova University, Roman Catholic High School, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Mt. Saint Joseph Academy. Mr. DiLella is Chairman of the United States’ Semiquincentennial Commission, celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the United States of America.
 
Mr. DiLella is the President/CEO of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. Dr. DiLella is a board-certified family physician.
 
The Philly POPS raises a glass to Dan and Monica – great philanthropists and friends.

Guest Artists

David Charles Abell, Music Director & Principal Conductor

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Born in North Carolina, Music Director & Principal Conductor David Charles Abell grew up in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, attending Germantown Friends School through the sixth grade. A gifted musician from a young age, his study of trumpet, viola, piano, and composition eventually led to a concentration on conducting. He attended Yale University, the Juilliard School, and the Conservatoire Américain in France, where he studied under Nadia Boulanger. At age 13, David met Leonard Bernstein while singing in the world premiere of Bernstein’s Mass in Washington, D.C. Ten years later, David assisted his teacher John Mauceri in the tenth anniversary production of Mass, leading to a close association with Bernstein—as both a conducting student and as an editor of Bernstein’s music.   

David made his debut with The Philly POPS in 2013’s Christmas Spectacular, returning again in 2014 and 2015. He has since conducted Blockbuster Broadway in 2017, Lenny’s Revolution in 2018, and will lead 2019’s A Philly POPS Christmas and 2020’s Hammerstein: The Song Is You! In addition to his work with The Philly POPS, David conducts concerts, opera, and theatre performances around the world. He has performed with such distinguished artists as Dame Judi Dench ,Dame Emma Thompson, Heather Headley, Idina Menzel, Petula Clark, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and Matthew Morrison. He has conducted many prominent orchestras, including the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Atlanta and Cincinnati Symphonies, and Boston Pops.

David is widely known to TV audiences for the 10thand 25th anniversary Les Misérables concerts, both of which have become PBS fund-raising perennials. In the UK, he has performed many times on television, most notably as conductor of the immensely successful Sondheim 80th birthday Prom and as the conductor for four years of the Olivier Awards, the UK’s equivalent to the Tony Awards. Recently, he made his Zurich Opera debut with Sweeney Todd, starring Sir Bryn Terfel.

David currently lives in London.

Liz Callaway, vocalist

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Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She has gone on to star in Baby, Miss Saigon, The Look of Love, The Three Musketeers, and for 5 years appeared as Grizabella in Cats.  Off-Broadway credits include The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk nomination), Marry Me a Little and Brownstone.  She also appeared in A Stephen Sondheim Evening, the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, and Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim. Regional and international credits include the one-person play Every Brilliant Thing, Dot in Sunday in the Park with George, Eva Peron in Evita, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, and the European premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia. Other film work includes Jasmine in the two Aladdin sequels, The Swan Princess, Beauty and the Beast, and The Rewrite with The Hugh Grant.

Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Iceland, Vietnam, Australia, China and nearly every major city in the U.S. She performs regularly with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as composer Stephen Schwartz, and has had the great pleasure of singing with Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams and the legendary Johnny Mathis.

Liz has seven solo recordings including her newest CD, Comfort and Joy—An Acoustic Christmas. www.lizcallaway.com

Terell Stafford

Terell Stafford , Artistic Director for Jazz, trumpet

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Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.

Since the mid-1990s, Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Frank Wess Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band. Stafford with the HamiltonClayton Jazz Orchestra, performed on Diana Krall’s Grammy-nominated From this Moment On (2006). John Clayton invited Stafford to perform with the Clayton Brothers Quintet and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Stafford is a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and they were awarded a Grammy in 2009 for Best Large Ensemble, Live at the Village Vanguard.

Stafford can be heard on over 130 albums. His latest recording This Side of Strayhorn has been hailed as “the first must have album of 2011” and “genius.” Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). Stafford is renowned in the jazz world as an educator, performer and leader and has received countless award nominations and accolades.

Stafford was born in Miami and raised in Chicago, Illinois and Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland in 1988 and a Masters of Music from Rutgers University in 1993.


 

The Eighth Annual Pops Ball Ticket Packages

The Chairman’s Table
$5,000 per couple

- (2) Tickets to The POPS Ball, seating at the President’s, Chairman’s, or DiLella tables
- Sponsor Listing in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Donor List in 2020/2021 Season Program Books
Reserve Your Table

Concertmaster Circle Table
$12,000

- Table of (8), Best Available Seating
- Full Page Ad in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Sponsor Listing in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Name/Company listed on The Philly POPS Website
- Donor List in 2020/2021 Season Program Books
RESERVE YOUR TABLE 

Encore! Circle Table
$8,000 

- Table of (8)
- Half Page Ad in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Sponsor Listing in The POPS Ball Program Book
- Name/Company Listing on The Philly POPS Website
- Donor List in 2020/2021 Season Program Books
RESERVE YOUR TABLE

Baton Circle 
$1,000 per couple
RESERVE YOUR TABLE

*Single Tickets may be purchased at 50% of the published package price at any level.

The Philly POPS is part of Encore Series, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. In compliance with tax law regulations, we hereby certify that no goods or services were provided in consideration for your contribution.

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