Philly POPS Pay Tribute To Frank Sinatra This Weekend

"His music is timeless," says one Philly POPS performer.

Dan Wing
April 05, 2018 - 7:55 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The Philly POPS will be putting on a performance honoring Frank Sinatra this weekend, with shows Friday night through Sunday at the Kimmel Center. 

A small group of performers from the orchestra recently stopped by KYW Newsradio's Spring Garden Broadcast Center to preview "Sinatra and Friends."

The show takes the stage at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall for one performance each day. The Philly POPS put on a similar show back in 2015 called "Sinatra: A Centennial Celebration," which proved to be a massive hit. 

But as performer Matt Gallagher tells KYW Newsradio, this will be a different experience.

"This year it's a whole new show," he says. "Last show was mostly all Sinatra. This show is Sinatra and Friends. So we're talking about collaborative efforts with different vocalists: Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Dinah Washington. That kind of thing."

Gallagher says Sinatra's music is always a hit, because it's beloved by people spanning multiple generations.

"His music is timeless," he says. "I would say that Sinatra for me, being 43-years old, it's just as fresh as when I first heard it, and it will continue to be fresh when I'm old and gray some day."

Tickets for the shows start at $35.