In light of the stay-at-home directive by Gov. Wolf, our staff will continue working remotely to deliver online learning for our students. Students and families can visit our Family Portal for additional info and learning opportunities.

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Events

Our events are free and open to the public. Our students performed in 30 concerts in 2019.

May 2020

POP Virtual Jubilee

May 29
5:00 pm
- 5:45 pm

Join us in this time of reflection, appreciation, and celebration for our free POP Virtual Jubilee on Friday, May 29th. The concert will include performances and messages of inspiration and hope by POP students, Astral Artist’s Tommy Mesa, and a virtual orchestra performance of an excerpt from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 by our Teaching Artists. This is a free event, but for security reasons, registration is required. We hope that you will join us and invite your friends and family to help us celebrate the talents and resilience of our students, their families, and our POP family!

Click here to register by Thursday, May 28th!

POPSO Final Concert – CANCELLED

May 28

POP Symphony Orchestra

The final POPSO concert has been CANCELLED due to school closures through the remainder of the school year.

POP Jubilee Concert – CANCELLED

May 13
7:00 pm

The POP Jubilee concert has been CANCELLED due to school closures through the remainder of the school year.

April 2020

POP Emerging Artists Collective Recital – CANCELLED

April 30
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm

TBA

POP Emerging Artists Collective’s Recital has been CANCELLED due to school closures through the remainder of the school year.

March 2020

POPSO Spring Concert – CANCELLED

March 23
5:00 pm

POP Symphony Orchestra
Independence Charter School West 5600 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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POPSO’s Spring Concert has been CANCELLED due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

St. Francis de Sales Spring Concert – CANCELLED

March 14
2:00 pm

St. Francis POP Students
Saint Francis de Sales School 917 South 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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St. Francis de Sales’ Spring Concert has been CANCELLED due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Freire Spring Concert – CANCELLED

March 13
6:00 pm

Freire POP Students
Freire Middle School 1026 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Freire Charter Middle School’s Spring Concert has been CANCELLED due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Independence Charter School West Spring Concert – CANCELLED

March 13
5:30 pm

ICSW POP students
Independence Charter School West 5600 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Independence Charter School’s Spring Concert has been CANCELLED due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

February 2020

POP String Festival Culminating Concert

February 8
4:15 pm
- 5:00 pm

Lenfest Hall 1616 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Featuring the Ritz Chamber Players

Play On Philly Strings Festival

February 8
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

Lenfest Hall 1616 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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January 2020

Martin Luther King Day Concert #2 with Chester Children’s Chorus

January 20
4:00 pm

POP Symphony Orchestra
Lang Music Building, Swarthmore College 6 Whittier Place
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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POP Symphony Orchestra
Chester Children’s Chorus
Andrés Gonzales, orchestra conductor
John Alston, choral conductor

Martin Luther King Day Concert #1 with Chester Children’s Chorus

January 18
3:00 pm

POP Symphony Orchestra
Broad Street Ministry 315 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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POP Symphony Orchestra

Chester Children’s Chorus

Andrés Gonzales, orchestra conductor

John Alston, choral conductor

Saint Francis de Sales Winter Concert

January 14
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

Saint Francis de Sales School 917 South 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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December 2019

The Organ As Celebration

December 21, 2019
1:30 pm
- 3:00 pm

POP Symphony Orchestra
St. Mary’s Hamilton Village 3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Experience Stations: 1:30 – 1:50 PM
Concert: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Featuring: Play On Philly Symphony Orchestra; Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Mesa, cello; Greg Zelek, organ

Play On Philly is collaborating with Astral Artists and Partners for Sacred Places to organize a series of family-friendly, community concerts. Prior to each concert, audience members are invited to participate in two Experience Stations that focus on learning more about the organ. Child-friendly and designed to engage people who are new to the pipe organ, these Experience Stations welcome us all to learn more about this exceptional instrument. The Experience Stations will be active for 20 minutes before each concert, and will close before the start of the performance.

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Freire Charter Middle School Winter Concert

December 12, 2019
6:00 pm

Freire Middle School 1026 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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