Guest artists bring an unparalleled richness and depth to our programming
Photo: Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted the POP String Orchestra in Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachmusik” in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in 2014.
Photo: Imani Winds joined POP wind students for POP’s Wind Festival in February 2019.
Upcoming Guest Artists
Upcoming guest artists will be updated soon!
Past Guest Artists
A unique and inspiring aspect of POP programming is that we provide learning opportunities for our students to engage with renowned guest artists. POP has worked informally with varied and diverse guest artists from Philadelphia and beyond since our 2011 founding. These artists have joined our students on stage to perform with them and have led master classes and workshops.
Violinist and Conductor
Instrumentalist and Composer
Principal clarinet, NY Philharmonic
Percussionist and Educator, University of The Arts
Bernard Woma Ensemble
Ghanaian Traditional Ensemble
Vocalist And Conductor
Borromeo String Quartet
Chicago Harp Quartet
Percussionist, The Philadelphia Orchestra
East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO)
Venezuelan Trumpet & Percussion Ensemble
Conductor, Philadelphia Sinfonia
Principal Double Bass, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Trumpeter and Composer
Jon Batiste and Stay Human
House Band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Double Bass, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Violinist, Juilliard String Quartet
Flautist, Philadelphia Chamber Music Artist
Cellist, Oud-ist and Composer
Electronic Music Artist
Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
Philadelphia String Quartet
Double Bassist & Composer
Conductor, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Slovenian RTV Orchestra in Ljubljana.
Sir Simon Rattle
Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra
Sixth Floor Trio
Violinist, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
The Parker Quartet
Time for Three
Timothy Warfield, Jr.
Conductor, UT San Antonio Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of San Antonio
West Philly Orchestra
Trombone, Met Orchestra
Music Director, The Philadelphia Orchestra