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Bring the magic of summertime back to Binghamton...and a local legend back to life!
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A beautiful memory makes for great history, but a local legend makes for a magical community!

The Southern Tier’s collectively unique appeal is rooted in both its shared past and communal efforts. We now have the chance to work together and bring back a community treasure.

For the first time in 25 years, you can help the Binghamton Philharmonic present the triumphant return of Pops on the River on July 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Chenango Riverwalk Promenade!

Pops on the River will be an extravaganza of summertime treats like pirate ships, rafts, waterfalls, and a one-of-a-kind mix of music, theatrics, and visuals driven by the live performance of our symphony orchestra! This free outdoor concert will conjure up the magic and marvel of our beloved community, and bring together thousands of your friends & neighbors. With your support, the BPO can make this special event spectacular. That is why we are asking you to consider a pledge of support to Pops on the River by July 19, 2018!

Risks and challenges

Undertaking this major gathering has been an “all hands on deck” affair, resulting in unique collaborations with over a dozen civic and corporate leaders. These partnerships span the diverse gamut of concert programming, event planning, and stage building, and they embody the BPO’s bold new mission of "building community through the power of live music."

To date, corporate & municipal support has resulted in over $36,000 from more than twenty different sponsors. The generosity of our partners has greatly forged the path onward to Pops on the River...but we still need your help to complete the journey!

Currently, the BPO has budgeted $75,000 to ensure this magical evening takes place! This includes overhead toward:

• musician compensation
• hiring a guest conductor
• marketing and advertising
• audiovisual accompaniment
• city permits & fees
• sheet music rentals
• rehearsal accommodations
• related production costs

These expenses are designated to make the night special for everyone. However, we can only make this revival of Pops on the River a reality with your help!

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