Under the terms of the agreement, the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a minimum of nine concerts each summer at the outdoor venue in the city's Fairmount Park; Peter Nero and the Philly Pops will perform up to three concerts. This summer the orchestra will play nine programs, while Nero and the Philly Pops will perform two concerts.
The agreement also continues the practice of distributing up to 5,000 free Philadelphia Orchestra tickets to community organizations through the Mann Center's Access the Arts program.
"We are delighted that our longtime collaboration with The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will continue," said Philadelphia Orchestra Association president and CEO James Undercofler. "The orchestra's series at the Mann Center is the cornerstone of its diverse summer offerings, which include Philadelphia area Neighborhood Concerts and residencies in Vail, Colorado, and Saratoga Springs, New York. We are further pleased that this also allows Peter Nero and the Philly Pops to return to the Mann Center and perform there on a regular basis."
Celebrating its 31st season, the Mann Center offers pops, jazz, dance, rock, classical and contemporary concerts. The facility recently completed a $15 million capital program.