HughE Dillon One-Shot: Philly Pops on the Move

The organization takes a step away from the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Marching to the beat of a different drum, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops took to the streets yesterday at high noon and paraded from their old address at 260 S. Broad Street to their new one at 1580 Walnut Street, along with the Joseph A. Ferko String Band. Last year, the Philly Pops got tangled up in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s bankruptcy problems. Although they are still waiting for the outcome of the Orchestra’s reorganization, the Pops have separated from the Orchestra’s administration and set up their own staff and office. Nero announced the upcoming 2012/2013 schedule, which includes “Bond and Beyond,” with vocalist Debbie Gravitte; “An Evening with Lennon and McCartney,” featuring members of Classical Mystery Tour; “Philly Soul,” Gamble and Huff and the Philly Sound; “Super POPS Broadway”; and “Mostly Gershwin,” with jazz pianist Marcus Roberts.