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POP in the News

Read up on the latest news from Play On Philly!

Press release: Philadelphia Youth Share Their Voices Through Artistic Works at the POP Summer Showcase: Lifting Our Voice

July 31, 2020

Press release: Kerwin Young Speaks with Philly Youth Musicians at POP Virtual Summer Program

July 10, 2020

Press release: Ritz Chamber Players Perform with Philly Youth Musicians at POP Strings Festival

January 29, 2020

Press release: Philadelphia Orchestral and Chester Choral Students Join Forces to Honor MLK Day with Free Performances

January 13, 2020

PLAYING AND PRESERVING (Astral Artists, Play on Philly, Partners for Sacred Spaces): Beautiful music at St. Mary’s, Hamilton Village

November 25, 2019

Play On Philly featured on PHL17’s In Focus

October 12, 2019

Play On Philly was featured on PHL17’s In Focus program hosted by Jennifer-Lewis Hall last weekend. Co-Founder and Executive Director Stanford Thompson, was interviewed, followed by flutist Tewabch, clarinetist Zakkya, and bassoonist Kyla performing a Mozart Divertimento to close the segment.

Stanford Thompson: Creating Social Harmony

October 4, 2019

Cracking Nature’s Moulds in Clark Park
July 27, 2019

POPSO summer students performed live music in Shakespeare in Clark Park’s production of King Lear. Check out the mention in the review to learn more about their performance!

Philly Students Master Sonatas and Concertos for Uplifting Experience

Penn Law Journal

Read about what drew Board Member Mitchell Bach to our mission and the impact our programs have had on our students!