Welcome to the minneapolis pops orchestra
The mission of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra is to bring the power and pleasure of live orchestra concerts performed by professional musicians to the Twin Cities community, free of charge. Since 1950 the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra has been making a difference in the community by offering summertime concerts at Lake Harriet and other park locations.
free coffee concerts
Coffee Concerts will be presented free of charge at Nicollet Island Pavilion on July 2, 2013, July 9, 2013, July 17, 2013 and July 22, 2013. All concerts begin at 10:30 a.m. and will feature complimentary beverages, pastries, and door prizes.
Forty-five high school age musicians from Minneapolis South and Southwest High Schools will join the professional musicians of the Pops Orchestra to play a side-by-side concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.
new orchestral repertoire project
New Orchestral Repertoire Project seeks to identify new orchestral works that have been premiered and are worthy additions to the standard repertoire, but have not received large numbers of additional performances. Tom Cipullo won the inaugural New Orchestral Repertoire Project contest in 2009 with his composition Sparkler.
Notes to Jere
In 2011 we celebrated Jere Lantz’s 25th year as Music Director with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. Audience members were invited to write Jere a note in honor of this anniversary.
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