Our History

In 1926, a group of area physicians formed the Akron Doctor’s Orchestra so they could share their musical talent with the community. Over time, musicians from all walks of life 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.


Can you believe it! The weather forecast for tonight is actually sunny with 0% chance of rain! So, please do plan to join the Akron Pops Orchestra tonight, Thursday June 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., when we will perform a free outdoor concert hosted by the Richfield United Church of Christ, 4340 W. Streetsboro Rd. (Rt. 303), Richfield, OH 44286.

The concert will be held outdoors in the church parking lot. Bring along a lawn chair to sit on and some bug spray. There is plenty of room to invite friends and relatives.

Concert selections for this evening will include:
When You're Smiling
Thunder And Lightening Polka
Hungarian Dance No. 1
Music Man
Selections From E.T.
Colonel Bogey March
Battle Hymn
God Bless America
Lord Of The Dance

A pie social will be held after the concert in the church's fellowship hall.

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Please come and enjoy a free outdoor concert presented by the Akron Pops Orchestra on Thursday June 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra will perform at Lions Park, 641 Silver Lake Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls on the patio located behind the shelter. There will be a wide variety of music for your listening pleasure. Please invite friends and relatives to attend and bring along a blanket or lawn chair to sit on as well as some bug spray.

**(In the event of poor weather or rain, this concert will be moved indoors to the air-conditioned, handicapped accessible Newell Theater located at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls.)

This concert is sponsored by the Cuyahoga Falls Park and Recreation depart.

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The Akron Pops Orchestra had a wonderful evening playing a concert at The Briarwood recently. ...

The Briarwood family would like to Thank the Akron POPS Orchestra and Tridia Hospice for a wonderful evening of music, fun and friendship!

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Who wants to enjoy a free concert on Cinco de Mayo?? We certainly hope that you do--and that you will also bring a guest to enjoy the Akron Pops Orchestra when we perform on Thursday May 5th!!

The public is welcome to hear the orchestra perform a free concert at: The Briarwood, 3700 Englewood Dr., Stow, OH 44224 at 7:15 p.m. Thursday May 5, 2016.

Musical selections will include:
Thunder and Lightening Polka, by Johann Strauss
A Tribute to Henry Mancini
Hungarian Dance No 1, by Johannes Brahms
The King and I, by Richard Rodgers
Themes from the Sorcerer's Apprentice
Salute to the Big Apple
Colonel Bogey March

Funding for this concert is generously provided by Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Please join the Akron Pops Orchestra this weekend for a free concert on Sunday April 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Rockynol Retirement Community, 1150 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313 in the 3rd floor auditorium.

The public is welcome to attend this free concert. Park and enter from the Exchange St. side of the building, not W. Market St., and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. There is plenty of parking available and room to invite additional guests.

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