Photo via Tom Gralish / The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The new group announced a free concert on South Street and a ticketed one at the Kimmel.
Whatever the fate of the Philly Pops, its musicians aren’t waiting for a resolution before getting back on stage. The fledgling No Name Pops has organized two performances in the coming months — one at the Kimmel Center and another on South Street.
“It’s a shame there isn’t orchestral pops music in the city right now, and so seeing that void, several members of the musicians from the former Philly Pops have decided to create No Name Pops so that we can fill that gap,” said cellist Jonathan Fink, a member of the new group’s board.
Smaller ensembles have been playing at various sites during the past few months under the “No Name Pops” banner, but the two upcoming concerts mark the group’s first full-orchestra performances, said Fink.
The Sept. 9 concert is free and will be performed on a stage to be set up at Second and South Streets. It will feature Philadelphia favorites — music from Rocky, and “Philadelphia Freedom” — performed by an orchestra of 60 to 65 members.
Originally published by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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