Our History

In 1926, a group of physicians formed the Akron Doctor’s Orchestra, so they could share their musical talent with the community.  Since that time, musicians from all walks of life have joined the orchestra, diversifying its membership.   Consequently, in 1986 the orchestra’s name was changed to the Akron Pops Orchestra — a name which is well-respected throughout the greater Akron area.

Our Mission: Volunteer musicians dedicated to providing enjoyment to our community by sharing the gift of music.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. the community is invited to attend the free annual Spring concert performance of the Akron Pops Orchestra to be held in the Newell Theater at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223.

Come help us welcome Spring back to Ohio as we perform a wide selection of musical numbers that are sure to bring a smile to your face and get your toes tapping:

"When You're Smiling" arranged by Bob Cole
"Sea Songs Quick March" by Ralph Vaughn Williams
"Water Music Suite No. I and VI" by George Frideric Handel
"Clair De Lune" by Claude Debussy
"Selections from Les Miserables" arranged by Bob Lowden
"The Girl in Satin" by Leroy Anderson
"The Waltzing Cat" by Leroy Anderson
"Serenade to Spring" by Richard Rogers

Please invite guests and let's fill the auditorium to overflowing once again!
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Sunday March 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. the public is welcome to attend a free concert performed by the Akron Pops Orchestra held at Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation, 330 Broadway St. East, in Cuyahoga Falls. Parking lot is located off Tallmadge Rd. and Cook St. ...

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Thursday March 12th) the public is invited and welcome to attend a free Akron Pops Orchestra concert being held at Cardinal Retirement Village, 171 Graham Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 in their North Village dining room.

The orchestra will be performing a wide variety of music for your listening enjoyment: "Sea Songs" by R. Vaughan Williams, part of "Water Music" by Handel, Andrew Lloyd, Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera", Leroy Anderson's "The Girl in Satin" and "Forgotten Dreams", Richard Rogers' "Oklahoma" and "Serenade to Spring", and finishing with a rousing medley called "International Dixieland Jamboree".

Hope you can join us!
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Check out the Akron Pops Orchestra's new and improved website at www.akronpops.org and see the changes and improvements that have recently been made. There are a few photos already loaded such as:
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Concert at Oak Park, July 2014 | Akron Pops Orchestra
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Standing room only crowd (as seen from my seat in the orchestra) just before the start of the Akron Pops Orchestra's free community Christmas Concert at Quirk Cultural Center in December. ...

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