PhillyPops will play a free concert on Friday at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Philly POPS will begin its popular Salute series, Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute, on May 27 at 7pm at the Mann Performing Arts Center.
Under the direction of guest conductor Byron Stripling, rising star vocalist Sidney McSweeney and violinist Jennifer Orchard perform with the full POPS orchestra. The show will feature a collection of patriotic anthems, classics of the Great American Songwriters and show tunes.
“The Philly POPS is incredibly proud to bring a memorial salute to all of Philadelphia each year. We are grateful to Comcast NBCUniversal and Welcome America for helping us give tickets to our military and families, and for making it a special day of celebration and remembrance, ”said Frank Giordano, President of The Philly POPS.
Memorial Salute, the only concert in Philadelphia to commemorate Remembrance Day, has been an annual tradition for all of Philadelphia since 2016, especially for many military personnel and their families. Memorial Salute is part of The Philly POPS Salute Series, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal, which honors the public and families with free public concerts on civil holidays, including July 3 POPS on Independence, July 4 POPS on Freedom Day and POPS on the boulevard, veterans salute, I will be home for Christmas: salute to soldiers and rescuers and memorial salute.
The gates open at 18.00 and the performance will start at 19.00. Details – at www.phillypops.org/memorialsalute
DISTRIBUTION OF SONGS
“Francis Scott Key’s Flag Star.”
– “Swingin Stars and Stripes” by John Philip Souza
– “Old MacDonald had a farm” by Thomas d’Urfey
– “I want to be happy” by Vincent Humans and Irving Caesar
– “Always” by Irving Berlin
– “Fascinating rhythm” by George Gershwin
– “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Ben Bernie and Mace Pinkard
– “This is my light”
– “Hymn to the Dead” by John Williams
– “Medicine of the Armed Forces”
– “Beautiful America” by Catherine Lee Bates