Beyond POP: A conversation with Kerwin Young

Join us this Friday for a POP community conversation with Kerwin Young. As part of Mr. Young's collaboration with us for POP Summer Virtual, he will speak about his career, which has ranged from hip hop producer to classical music composer, and will answer questions from students interested in going into musical career pathways. The workshop is open to the greater community.  ...

POP Summer Showcase: Lifting Our Voice

Click here to watch the POP Summer Showcase! On Friday, August 7th, we invite you to experience the artistic works and hear the voices of each of our POP Virtual Summer students at our POP Summer Showcase: Lifting Our Voice. Join us to celebrate our students' work including the premiere of an original composition written...

Free

Creative Conversations for a Changing World: How Arts and Education are Innovating through the Pandemic

Drexel University’s ExCITe Center Director Youngmoo Kim and Play On Philly (POP) Program Director Jessica Zweig will host Creative Conversations for a Changing World, a free online series of discussions with Philadelphia cultural, education, and technology leaders centered around innovation through the COVID-19 pandemic. The first discussion How Arts and Education are Innovating through the...

Creative Conversations for a Changing World: On Collaboration

Drexel University’s ExCITe Center Director Youngmoo Kim and Play On Philly (POP) Program Director Jessica Zweig will host Creative Conversations for a Changing World, a free online series of discussions with Philadelphia cultural, education, and technology leaders centered around innovation through the COVID-19 pandemic. The second discussion will focus on collaboration. Panelists for this session...

Creative Conversations for a Changing World: Looking to Others

Drexel University’s ExCITe Center Director Youngmoo Kim and Play On Philly (POP) Program Director Jessica Zweig continue hosting Creative Conversations for a Changing World, a free online series of discussions with Philadelphia cultural, education, and technology leaders centered around innovation through the COVID-19 pandemic. The third and final discussion will focus on will talk about...

POP Virtual Winter Showcase

click here to watch the POP Virtual Winter Showcase! On Friday, December 18th, we invite you to celebrate our students' work, including the premiere of an original composition written together with Dr. Iman Habibi and performed by our students. We will also share our students' collaborative works created in partnership with BalletX and Fleisher Art...

POP Chamber Recital

This virtual performance will feature works performed by POP's chamber groups, including our string quartets, brass and wind quintets, woodwind trio, and percussion ensemble.

Young At Art

In this series of virtual concerts, Astral and Play On Philly have joined together to create small groups of chamber musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Each concert pairs works from the Mural Arts collection with a specific instrument group- brass, percussion, woodwinds, harp, and strings. Every day at from Monday, April 26th...

Free

POP Chamber and PEAC May Honors Recital

This virtual performance will feature POP's chamber groups and solos by students from the POP Emerging Artist Collective (PEAC). PEAC students express an interest in pursuing music in their educational and occupational futures and receive one-on-one instrumental instruction. Join us to celebrate the progress that these young musicians have made over the school year! For security...

Dream Keepers: A 10th Anniversary Celebration

Watch the recorded performance! In this milestone performance, we highlighted the musicianship and dreams of our students while reflecting on POP's achievements as we head towards a new decade of transformative music education. Community members from around the world joined us to celebrate through a series of virtual musical performances by POP ensembles of all...

POP’s Virtual Winter Concert

Virtual

Due to COVID concerns, we had to cancel our in-person Winter Concerts scheduled for this month, but our staff is pulling off another miracle at the very last minute to create a recorded performance in their place. Our Teaching Artists and students have demonstrated flexibility and dedication as we pivot, working hard to get ready...

POP Jubilee

Temple Performing Arts Center 1837 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

We invite you to our annual Jubilee concert to celebrate the accomplishments of our dedicated young musicians in-person! This will be the first time many students from our Music Centers will perform live for friends and family. Join us to give our students a triumphant POP cheer! *We are committed to providing a safe and...

POP Summer Showcase

Temple Performing Arts Center 1837 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, students, families, and community at large. All attendees are required to wear a properly fitting mask while inside the building.

Free

Final POP Summer Showcase

Join us for the final Showcase of the summer! We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, students, families, and community at large. All attendees are required to wear a properly fitting mask while inside the building.

Second Annual Sunday in the Square

Washington Square Park 210 W. Washington Sq, Philadelphia

The POP Brass and Percussion Ensemble will perform as part of the 2nd Annual Sunday in the Square! Come watch our brass and percussion students perform alongside their Teaching Artists. Visit the Anthenaeum of Philadelphia to learn more.