• POP visits Messiah College

    Our POP Symphony Orchestra visited Messiah College. Click the photo to watch them perform.

  • Win a Night at the Four Seasons!

    Enter a raffle for a night at the Four Seasons by joining our mailing list. Click the photo to enter!

  • Yannick to conduct POP!

    Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts POP! Click photo to read more.

  • Symphony in the Key of Unity

    POP kids performed their own composition with Orchestra 2001. Click photo to learn more.



Building a Sustainable and Prosperous Philadelphia

Play On, Philly! (POP) is an innovative education and social initiative that provides opportunities for personal development to children through the study of music. Inspired by the social development and music education program of Venezuela called El Sistema, POP seeks to enrich the lives of Philadelphia youth by providing daily musical instruction in communities that have little access to music education. Established in 2011 at St. Francis de Sales School in West Philadelphia, POP started with 110 youth, ages six to thirteen, with the goal of making a significant and sustaining impact on their lives. In 2012, POP established its second site at Freire Charter Middle School expanding its reach to 250 students.

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Apr 25
POP Performs with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

8:00 PM @ Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


Apr 27

1:30 PM @ World Cafe Live


May 29
Stand up for the Arts

6:00 PM @ Temple University Center City


May 31
Play On, Philly! Honors Recital

2:00 PM @ Field Concert Hall @ Curtis Institute of Music

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