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01.10.2017

TED Fellow Stanford Thompson on Philly.com

Peter Dobrin checks in with Stanford Th...Read More >>>

01.10.2017

Interlochen Board Member Stanford Thompson Named TED Fellow

Interlochen spread the word about Stanford Thompson&#...Read More >>>

01.10.2017

Fast Company: Exist Features 2017 TED Fellows

Fast Company: Exist featured the 2017 TED...Read More >>>

09.13.2016

Stanford Thompson Featured by the Arts and Business Council

We are delighted that Founder and Executive Director Stanford Thompson will be a ...Read More >>>

05.24.2016

POP Festival Concert on NBC10

Founder Stanford ...Read More >>>

05.04.2016

POP's 5th Anniversary in Knight Foundation News

Ray Chen's Musical Heroes campaign and POP's 5th Anniversary were highlighted in the Knight Foundation's weekly newsletter about the...Read More >>>

05.02.2016

POP 5th Anniversary on 6ABC

POP's 5th Anniversary Celebration, hosted at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, was in a short se...Read More >>>

04.05.2016

Stanford Thompson Discusses POP and Inspiration

Founder and Executive Director Stanford Thompson was intereviewed for TDJakes.com, discussing Play On, Philly!, inspiration and living with a se...Read More >>>

06.09.2015

I'm Tellin' Ya!

Audio producer Barbara Dundon captures stories of POP. ...Read More >>>

05.02.2015

Philadelphia Inquirer

Review: Events add urgency to civil rights concert” by Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Classical Music Critic: ...Read More >>>

04.23.2015

The Philadelphia Citizen

"While schools gut arts and music funding, a Curtis Institute grad's intensive program in two city schools is a testament to the 's...Read More >>>

06.03.2014

Examiner.com

"Play On, Philly! accompanies Funeral for a Home," by Mariga-Temple West.  ...Read More >>>

05.27.2014

The Philadelphia Tribune

Chanel Hill, Editor of "The Learning Tree" writes about our recent rehearsal and concert with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Ségu...Read More >>>

05.24.2014

WPVI - 6ABC

"West Philadelphia Students Play For Orchestra" WPVI - ABC6 - features the POP performance with Yannick Nezet-Seguin on the...Read More >>>

05.04.2014

6ABC - Love the Arts

6ABC's Love the Arts program promos POP's Season Finale, Play On, America!, Sunday, June 8 @ 2 PM at Pl...Read More >>>

04.25.2014

Newsworks - WHYY 90.9 FM radio

"Philly high school students re-imagine 'West Side Story' 'Mambo' using mobile app" Peter Crimmins previews...Read More >>>

04.25.2014

Philadelphia Daily News

"Philadelphia Orchestra Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads student musicians at Kimmel tonight" Tom DiNardo of The Phil...Read More >>>

04.23.2014

CBS3

"Students and Philadelphia Orchestra Director rehearse for Kimmel Center Performance." CBS3 visits St. Francis de Sales for...Read More >>>

04.22.2014

Al Dia News

"Venezuelan ensemble performs for Philly kids" Christine Killion reports on the visit of ENSEMBLE 7/4 to St. Francis de Sal...Read More >>>

04.22.2014

University City Review

"Play On, Philly! Stages Its Spring Concert at St. Francis de Sales"   Fran Byers reviews our April 12 Spri...Read More >>>

04.18.2014

Broad Street Review

"Yannick Leads the Children"   Tom Purdom previews the POP Firebird String Orchestra's upcoming perform...Read More >>>

04.17.2014

Newsworks - WHYY 90.9 FM radio

"Concerto evoking the darkness and light in MLK'S life premieres in Philly" Peter Crimmins pr...Read More >>>

03.07.2014

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

"Person of the week - Rocky from Philadelphia to NYC's Broadway. " ABC's John Donovan reports on the new Broadwa...Read More >>>

02.11.2014

The Philadelphia Tribune

"Freire Charter's POP Program Exposes Kids to Music" Chanel HIll, editor "The Learning K...Read More >>>

01.25.2014

Broad Street Review

"New Music for An Old Struggle" Tom Purdom reviews "New Music Celebrations in the Life of Dr...Read More >>>

01.21.2014

Examiner.com

"A New Symphony from the students of POP Creates" Mariga Temple-West writes about POP's new c...Read More >>>

01.20.2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Orchestra 2001 Celebrates King" David Patrick Stearns reviews "New Music Celebrations lf th...Read More >>>

01.20.2014

Creatively Speaking - WRTI - 90.1 FM radio

"How A Music Education Program is Transforming Lives in Philadelphia" Meridee Duddleston reports ...Read More >>>

01.18.2014

Radio Times - WHYY 90.9 FM radio

"Curtis Alumni Celebrate Martin Luther King Day" Marty Moss-Coane of "Radio Times" inte...Read More >>>

01.15.2014

Al Dia

"A Symphony For All Ages" Christine Killion previews "New Music Celebrations of the Life of ...Read More >>>

12.06.2013

WPVI-TV ACB 6

"Play On, Philly! Harp Studio" Lisa Thomas-Laury interviews the members of our harp studio for th...Read More >>>

11.26.2013

Examiner.com

"The Harpists of Play On, Philly!" Mariga Temple-West interviews the members of the Play On, Phil...Read More >>>

10.09.2013

Performance Today

Fred Child interviews Stanford Thompson Cl...Read More >>>

10.08.2013

Education Reports - KYW 1060 AM radio

Marcienne Mattleman reports on Play On, Philly! for Education Reports. ...Read More >>>

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