Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bond and Beyond

vocalist Debbie Gravitte

Michael Krajewski, Music Director Designate of the Philly POPS, will be a guest conductor for an exciting program entitled “Bond and Beyond”, presenting soundtracks of superspies’ movies. There will be three performances in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts.  They can be heard. Friday through Sunday April 26-28. Vocalist Debbie Gravitte will spice up the program singing unforgettable themes such as “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice.”  “Movies and TV have given us some of the most exciting new orchestral music of the last fifty years,” explained Krajewski, who will succeed Conductor Peter Nero beginning next October. “These are pieces that will really show off the superb talents of the Philly POPS musicians.” When not conducting, Krajewski helps develop other artists who can bring their expertise to POPS orchestration.  He encouraged composer James M. Stephenson to create a Concerto for Cell Phone which plays the ringtones of a phone against an orchestral background.  This piece will have its Philadelphia premiere during this program.  For a sneak peak at the Philly POPS new conductor in an evening which is guaranteed to be a heck of a ride, call 215-893-1999 or visit online at

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