Michael Krajewski to Open Philly POPS' VIVA PHILADELPHIA! Season with Guest Eddie Bruce, 10/11-13
Philly POPS, Eddie Bruce, Michael Krajewski
The direct Philadelphia connection in this program is guest artist Eddie Bruce who was born in South Philly, raised in Northeast Philly and now lives in Northern Liberties. Rarely has one of the great talents from our own city been showcased by The Philly POPS and audiences will take pride in this native son who has been praised by Michael Feinstein for his "great voice and stage presence." One of the premier interpreters of Tony Bennett's music in the country, he will perform the signature tunes of Mr. Bennett that he has performed from coast to coast - from LA to New York and with the Ocean City Pops and Hershey Pops.Audiences know Bruce well as he was the original host of the popular "Dancin' on Air" TV show, a frequent guest talk show host for eight years on WWDB-FM, a host of numerous Philadelphia celebrations including Mayor Nutter's Mummers Parade Press Conferences and has been one of the city's most popular bandleaders for years.
The season continues with the annual Holiday POPS! series, followed by the Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel and then a salute to Marvin Hamlisch featuring Donna McKechnie who starred in "A Chorus Line". It continues with the movie music of legendary John Williams and ends with the four original stars of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" now known as the Midtown Men in the music of the 60's.
Season subscriptions and Holiday POPS! tickets are currently for sale for all the 2013/2014 Philly POPS season. All individual tickets will be available starting August 20. Performances take place in Verizon Hall at The KimMel Center of the Performing Arts at 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102. Tickets may be purchased through www.phillypops.org or by phone at215-893-1999.
It's an all-NEW Philly POPS, playing the music audiences know and love to hear! Presented by Encore Series, Inc., in its 35thseason, The Philly POPS is proud to introduce a new music director and a new energy. Maestro Michael Krajewski, the highly respected Pops conductor who holds additional posts with the Atlanta, Houston and Jacksonville Symphonies and who guest conducts internationally, is proud to be the first conductor to follow Music Director Emeritus Peter Nero. The Philly POPS, the largest stand-alone POPS orchestra in America, performs in Verizon Hall at The KimMel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, and around the tri-state region, entertaining audiences with an eclectic mix of musical genres - from Broadway to Big Band, from Gershwin to the Beatles. The Philly POPS orchestra boasts a blend of talented musicians from the musically rich Philadelphia region. For more information about The Philly POPS and its 2013-2104 season schedule, please visit www.phillypops.org.