Rufus Wainwright – the vocalist, composer, and songwriter considered one of the greatest of his generation – will join the POPS orchestra on the Verizon Hall stage, under the baton of Music Director Michael Krajewski. The concert will contain highlights from his notable career, which have received critical and international acclaim.
Wainwright has said there’s “no better instrument than an orchestra to help illustrate” his music. The 65-piece orchestra will accompany Wainwright through his unique repertoire of pop, art-rock, classical, and opera – “genuine originality” as proclaimed by The New York Times.
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus has been invited to perform themed music to support the concert prior to the show on the Kimmel's Plaza Stage and will also be performing during the finale of the show.
VIP TICKET ($500 - Concerts + Reception)
- VIP Packages include the best available seating at the performance.
- Following the concert, the POPS will host a dessert reception and expected 'Meet & Greet' with Rufus Wainwright at The William Way LGBT Community Center, just a block away from the Kimmel Center. The event will feature another performance by the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus.
Proceeds from the reception will benefit The William Way LGBT Community Center, a community center that encourages, supports and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational and cultural programming.
To purchase Reception Only VIP Tickets, please call Gilberto Vega, Manager of Education and Engagement, at 215.735.2841.