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.

 

My apologies, for typing the date incorrectly earlier. The Pops concert is scheduled for TONIGHT, Thursday June 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Quirk Cultural Center. ...

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UPDATE: Tonight's Akron Pops Orchestra's FREE concert June 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. (originally scheduled to be outdoors at the Keyser Park Barn) will instead be moved indoors to the Newell theater at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223.

What are you going to do tonight in all this rain anyway!? Please grab your umbrella and join the Pops at Quirk Cultural Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the comfortable air-conditioned Newell Theater while we perform for your enjoyment a concert ranging from classical music to show tunes, musicals and other lighthearted fun!
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We have something new in store for the community this week--especially for those in Cuyahoga Falls ward 8--if the rain will ONLY stop interfering with outdoor concerts this Summer! The Akron Pops Orchestra will present a free outdoor concert Thursday June 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. to be held at Keyser Park Barn, 851 W. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Please spread the word and invite friends and relatives to attend and enjoy an evening filled with a variety of lovely music.

Directions: Enter via the main Keyer Park entrance, turn left into the main parking lot by the ball fields, take the road up the hill to the left and park adjacent to the Falls Community Gardens. The concert will be held behind the big red barn, NOT where the Cuyahoga Falls Community Band usually performs by the fire station on the corner.

Please bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on and remember to bring along some bug spray. This would be a lovely location to come enjoy a family picnic before the concert.

The evening's performance will include:

Vaughan Williams "Sea Songs Quick March"
Handel's "Suite for Orchestra Water Music #1"
Rogers and Hammerstein's "Serenade to Spring"
Tschaikowsky's "Swan Lake Suite #5"
Selections from the musical "Les Miserables"
"A Touch of Jazz"
Debussy's "Claire de lune"
Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat"
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Selections from the Phantom of the Opera"
"International Dixieland Jamboree"

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the air-conditioned, handicap accessible, Newell Theater at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. You may call Quirk Cultural Center's front desk at: 330-971-8425 after 6 p.m. to confirm if the concert has been moved indoors.

This concert is sponsored by the Cuyahoga Falls Park and Recreation Department.
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Please bring the whole family, invite friends, and come out to enjoy a FREE outdoor concert performed by the Akron Pops Orchestra this Thursday evening, June 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will be held on the patio located behind Lion's Park lodge, 641 Silver Lake Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

You will need to bring along your own folding chair or blanket to sit on and some bug spray. You might even consider coming early to enjoy a family picnic at the park before the concert.

The evening's performance will include:

Vaughan Williams "Sea Songs Quick March"
Handel's "Suite for Orchestra Water Music #1"
Rogers and Hammerstein's "Serenade to Spring"
Tschaikowsky's "Swan Lake Suite #5"
Selections from the musical "Les Miserables"
Debussy's "Claire de lune"
Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat"
Selections from Rogers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma"
"International Dixieland Jamboree"

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the air conditioned, handicapped accessible third floor Newell Theater at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls 44223. You may call Quirk Cultural Center's front desk at: 330-971-8425 after 5 p.m. to confirm concert location.

So, regardless of our fickle N.E. Ohio weather, please plan to join the Akron Pops Orchestra for a FREE concert this Thursday June 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m!

This concert is sponsored by the Cuyahoga Falls Park and Recreation Department.
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As promised, here is a sneak peak of what the design looks like on the double-sided banner on order for the Akron Pops Orchestra featuring our new logo designed by Triad with the Design4Good grant we were awarded. ...

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