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.

 

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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Thrilled to announce that the Akron Pops Orchestra was recently chosen to receive a Design4Good grant for 2015. ...

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It sure may be cold outside, but the Akron Pops Orchestra will still resume rehearsals tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Quirk Cultural Center. Bundle up and get to rehearsal because there are only 5 left before our first 2015 concert! ...

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On behalf of all of the dedicated and talented volunteer musicians in the Akron Pops Orchestra, I send a heartfelt thank you out to the wonderful audience members who attended our free community Christmas concert last night at Quirk Cultural Center in Cuyahoga Falls. It was truly a blessing to perform for all of you and to see the Newell Theater packed to the point of overflowing! You did a fantastic job singing too :-). We were most honored by your rousing gift of applause and very humbled by those who offered us a standing ovation.

A very, very Merry Christmas to you all!

We hope to see everyone back on March 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. when the Akron Pops Orchestra will perform a free Spring concert for the community at Quirk Cultural Center.
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