Thursday, September 17, 2015
6 p.m. Reception
7:15 p.m. Doors open
The Philly POPS perform
7:40 p.m. Remarks from POPS CEO Frank Giordano, Lt. Governor Mike Stack and Conductor Michael Krajewski
8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m. Dancing to the music of The Philly POPS
The Ballroom at The Hyatt at The Bellevue
200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
The Philly POPS will kick off the social season with the Third Annual POPS Ball. The energized evening of dinner and dancing, themed Let’s Swing, transforms the Bellevue ballroom into a glamorous supper club.
The full Philly POPS 65-piece orchestra, conducted by Maestro Michael Krajewski, featuring acclaimed singer and bandleader Michael Andrew, will perform two dance sets. Ball-goers will be delighted by beloved songs from the last century of American music, including such favorites as Come Fly With Me, Let’s Dance, Can’t Help Falling in Love and As Time Goes By.
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack and Mrs. Tonya Stack serve as Honorary Chairs of the 2015 POPS Ball.
Tickets for this fundraising event start at $1,000 per couple. “Young Friends” tickets are available for $250 for guests aged 39 years and younger. The Young Friends ticket includes exclusive seating in the new Young Friends section and special gift. All tickets come with donor recognition in POPS materials.
Michael Andrew, singer, composer, entertainer and actor, has been performing songs from the Great American Songbook since he was a young boy. Andrew entertained audiences nightly and hosted a live radio broadcast as the headline singer and bandleader at the world-famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center in New York City. He was also the bandleader and singer at Merv Griffin’s Coconut Club in California’s Beverly Hilton. Griffin called him “One of the great singers of all time.”
Singing in the style and tradition of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, and Sammy Davis Jr., he has performed at Presidential Inaugural Balls, alongside symphony orchestras, and at festivals and concerts coast to coast.
Andrew will be the special guest artist at the POPS 2015/16 season opening concert series, Sinatra: A Centennial Celebration.
About the Philly POPS
The Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, delights audiences with the inspired performance of American popular music. The POPS celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through an expanding repertoire of innovative concert presentations and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives.
Now in its 37th season, the official POPS orchestra of Pennsylvania serves a consistently growing audience of over 75,000 annually. Music Director Michael Krajewski and the 65-person Philly POPS orchestra keeps listeners tapping their toes to an impressive repertoire of songs from the 1920s up through 2015. One day, The Philly POPS is performing Frank Sinatra. The next, Rock ‘n’ Roll. Then, Broadway, ABBA, Billy Joel and on into contemporary chart toppers.
The Philly POPS performs as a founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region.