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I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to Military & First Responders

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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02 December 2016
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Featuring
The Philly POPS Festival Chorus

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir
Peter Richard Conte ,  organist

The Philadelphia Boys Choir

This concert is by invitation only and is presented for members of the active military, police and fire departments and other first responders in recognition of their ongoing service.

Honorary Chair: Lt. Governor Mike Stack
 

A Philly POPS Salute Series performance honoring our nation's traditions, values, and commitment to service. 

Your sponsorship (information and levels below) or donation will help to offset the cost of hosting the veterans, military and first responders at Salute Series events throughout the year.

On December 2, 2016, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, the third annual Comcast NBCUniversal I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders will usher in the holiday season for 2,000 members of the service community with a night of magical music and generosity of spirit. This very special event also marks the culmination of the Philly POPS 2016 Salute Series.

This benefit concert takes place on opening night of the 2016 "A Philly POPS Christmas" concert series. Individual tickets for this event on December 2 are not available for purchase.

The Philly POPS Salute Series encourages recognition of service and commitment through an expanding set of events and activities—each transformative moments of celebration for our community.  The Salute performances recognize the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition. 

Your sponsorship (levels and information below) or donation will help to offset the cost of hosting the veterans, military and first responders at Salute Series events throughout the year. Learn more about how you can support this event and all Salute Series events.

Helpful Information

This program, including intermission, is approximately two and a half hours in length. Artists and program are subject to change without notice.

Discounted parking passes are available from select garages. For more information, please call 215.893.1999.

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We hope all of our guests will have a great time and make many memories at our concerts and events. Post your photos or videos on social media and include #phillypops for a chance to win a pair of tickets to any upcoming concert in the current or following season! Please refrain from flash photography in the concert hall. 

Enjoy the show!

Guest Artist

Tony DeSare, vocalist & piano

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Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.
  

Sponsorship Levels

Veterans Commendation $15,000
  • (8) tickets to the December 2 pre-concert sponsor dinner and tribute concert
  • Post-concert reception invitation for 8 on December 2
  • Full-page ad in the December 4 Encore! commemorative program
  • Sponsor Page Listing in the Encore! commemorative program book
  • Name/Company listed on The Philly POPS Website
  • Name/Company listed on the Kimmel Center lobby digital signage two hours before, during and one hour after all Philly POPS Christmas concerts
  • Donor Listing in all program books through the season
Responders Citation $10,000
  • (6) tickets to the December 2 pre-concert sponsor dinner and tribute concert
  • Post-concert reception invitation for (6)on December 2
  • Full-page ad in the December 2 Encore! commemorative program
  • Sponsor Page Listing in the Encore! commemorative program book
  • Name/Company listed on The Philly POPS Website
  • Name/Company listed on the Kimmel Center lobby digital signage two hours before, during and one hour after all Christmas POPS concerts
Protectors Accolade $5,000
  • (4) tickets to the December 2 pre-concert sponsor dinner and tribute concert
  • Post-concert reception invitation for (4 )on December 2
  • Half-page ad in the December 2 Encore! commemorative program
  • Sponsor Page Listing in the Encore! commemorative program book
  • Name/Company listed on The Philly POPS Website
  • Name/Company listed on the Kimmel Center lobby digital signage two hours before, during and one hour after all Christmas POPS concerts
Sentinel Honor $2,500
  • (2) tickets to the December 2 pre-concert sponsor dinner and tribute concert
  • Post-concert reception invitation for (2) on December 4
  • Half-page ad in the December 2 Encore! commemorative program
  • Sponsor Page Listing in the Encore! commemorative program book
  • Name/Company listed on The Philly POPS Website
A Philly POPS Salute Series Performance
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