Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Michael Krajewski-new Maestro of Philly Pops

One might think it difficult to identify the Philly Pops with anyone other than Peter Nero but…. Watch out!   A new Maestro has come to town to take Philadelphia by storm!  Michael Krajewski, the self-proclaimed  “Pope of Pop”, will make his debut with the Philly Pops this weekend although his official start as Music Director and Conductor of the Philly Pops begins with the Viva Philadelphia program,  a salute to Philadelphia with tributes to South Philly greats on October 11, 12 and 13. At his press conference, Michael introduced Eddie Bruce who sang a few  Tony Bennett songs as a sneak prevew of the delights to come in the fall.   Krajewski  also serves as principal pops conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.  He is charming with a wonderful sense of humor--- a delightful addition to Philadelphia’s music scene. The 2013-2014 Concert Season of the Philly Pops under Maestro Michael Krajewski’s tutelage will include works inspired by Simon and Garfunkel, a tribute to Martin Hamish, musical scores of John Williams, and Broadway’s Original Jersey Boys featuring hits of the sixties. Don’t mourn Peter Nero’s absence. Rejoice and welcome our new Maestro Michael Krajewski for a wonderful season of Pops! For ticket information call 215-893-1955 or visit online at www.phillypops.org.

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