Michigan Pops Orchestra

 Pop Back to the Past

hop into your delorean, spin your time turner, or sneak onto the TARDIS to hitch a ride back to the past and listen to all our incredible performances!

 
 
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Videos

 

Concert Day

Pokemon Medley; Junichi Masuda (arr. Soto)

POPS BRAVES THE ELEMENTS
Winter 2019

At first, the four elements are some of what allow this orchestra to provide astounding entertainment to the Ann Arbor community. The air inhabits our wind and brass players’ instruments, while the earth creates proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates that fuel the cellular processes of all of our musicians. That in turn allows us to have the energy to move and produce this wonderful sensation we call music. With these elements, we can give back and provide on our own.

 

Suite From "Star Wars" - Throne Room & End Title; John Williams

THE REIGN OF POPS
Fall 2018

Welcome to the majestic grounds of the Pops Kingdom, where lions can’t wait to be king, where kissing a frog could turn one into royalty, where swans glide just around our magnificent riverbend, and where people come from a galaxy far, far away in order to get a glimpse of our enchanting castle. I hope you all enjoy your time at Pops Kingdom as we share our musical crown jewels with you this evening.

 

Orchestral Suite from "Aladdin"; Alan Menken (arr. Troob)

ONCE UPON A POPS
Winter 2018

It is a unique trait of humanity to be able to tell stories — to pass on legends, to share myths and folklore, to tell tales that bring us to another world. Even more profound is our ability — our gift — to tell stories without speaking a word. This winter, the Michigan Pops Orchestra is proud to present a concert that is sure to be one for the books.

 

Jupiter from "The Planets"; Gustav Holst

INTERGALACTIC POPS
Fall 2017

It was once the case that space stood as a symbol in our lives; a frontier to be conquered, an expanse to be understood, a mystery to be discovered. Today, our lives are hasty and chaotic. Most often, we forget what it meant to yearn for something as incredible as the unknown. It is my hope that tonight will be a reminder of the beauty in the beyond, and our common fascination with what lies just past the clouds.

 

Chicago; John Kander (arr. Ted Ricketts)

DROP IT LIKE IT’S POPS
Winter 2017

Remedy your spring fever and the looming stress of work or finals by joining us for a lively evening of dance. Enjoy exciting themes from Chicago, Mamma Mia, and Copland’s Rodeo, as well as classical favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and the Die Fledermaus Overture. Slip on your ballet shoes as we play our way through a variety of dances, from waltz to folk and tango to rave.

 

Night on Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky (Rimsky-Korsakov version)

THE WIZARD OF POPS
Fall 2016

Escape the bitter cold and looming stress of work or exams and enter a world of fantasy. Enjoy exciting themes from Disney’s Tangled, Harry Potter, and Wicked, as well as classical favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. Join our quest as we follow the yellow brick road battling witches and orcs in pursuit of the holy grail

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

POPS W19 | GAG REEL

Bloopers, behind the scenes, unseen footage, and deleted scenes from The Last Popsbender, Jurassic Pops, and Harry Popser Fireworks

 

POPS W19 | GAG REEL 2

Bloopers, behind the scenes, unseen footage, and deleted scenes from Pokepops

Past Programs

The First Concert - Winter 1996

The First Concert - Winter 1996

An Opera Gala and a Tribute to John Williams - Winter 1997

An Opera Gala and a Tribute to John Williams - Winter 1997

No Theme, Just Great Music - Fall 1997

No Theme, Just Great Music - Fall 1997

Happy Birthday George! - Winter 1998

Happy Birthday George! - Winter 1998

Twilight Masquerade - Fall 1998

Twilight Masquerade - Fall 1998

The Pops Swing Back - Winter 1999

The Pops Swing Back - Winter 1999

Battle of the Movie Classics - Fall 1999

Battle of the Movie Classics - Fall 1999

Peter and the Wolf and Other Musical Stories - Winter 2000

Peter and the Wolf and Other Musical Stories - Winter 2000

100 Years of Aaron Copland - Fall 2000

100 Years of Aaron Copland - Fall 2000

20th Century Pops! - Fall 2002

20th Century Pops! - Fall 2002

Pops Goes West - Fall 2004

Pops Goes West - Fall 2004

Pops at Sea - Fall 2006

Pops at Sea - Fall 2006

Pops Forward to the Past - Fall 2008

Pops Forward to the Past - Fall 2008

Where in the World is Michigan Pops? - Fall 2010

Where in the World is Michigan Pops? - Fall 2010

Pops Takes Flight - Fall 2012

Pops Takes Flight - Fall 2012

Pops Goes to the Zoo - Fall 2014

Pops Goes to the Zoo - Fall 2014

The Wizard of Pops - Fall 2016

The Wizard of Pops - Fall 2016

The Reign of Pops - Fall 2018

The Reign of Pops - Fall 2018

Box Office Blockbusters - Winter 2001

Box Office Blockbusters - Winter 2001

Fantasy Pops - Winter 2003

Fantasy Pops - Winter 2003

Pops Around the World - Winter 2005

Pops Around the World - Winter 2005

Pops in Paris - Winter 2007

Pops in Paris - Winter 2007

Epic Pops - Winter 2009

Epic Pops - Winter 2009

Pops Lock and Drop It - Winter 2011

Pops Lock and Drop It - Winter 2011

Revolutionary Pops - Winter 2013

Revolutionary Pops - Winter 2013

Goodnight, Pops - Winter 2015

Goodnight, Pops - Winter 2015

Drop It Like It's Pops - Winter 2017

Drop It Like It's Pops - Winter 2017

Pops Braves the Elements - Winter 2019

Pops Braves the Elements - Winter 2019

613 Miles Off Broadway - Fall 2001

613 Miles Off Broadway - Fall 2001

Pops in Space - Fall 2003

Pops in Space - Fall 2003

Animated Pops! - Fall 2005

Animated Pops! - Fall 2005

Pops Goes Wild - Fall 2007

Pops Goes Wild - Fall 2007

Apopscalyspe - Fall 2009

Apopscalyspe - Fall 2009

Once Upon a Time - Fall 2011

Once Upon a Time - Fall 2011

Aquapops - Fall 2013

Aquapops - Fall 2013

Pops Saves the Day! - Fall 2015

Pops Saves the Day! - Fall 2015

Intergalactic Pops - Fall 2017

Intergalactic Pops - Fall 2017

Coming Soon - Fall 2019

Coming Soon - Fall 2019

Mostly Movies! - Winter 2002

Mostly Movies! - Winter 2002

Michigan Pops' Excellent Adventure - Winter 2004

Michigan Pops' Excellent Adventure - Winter 2004

The Best of Pops - Winter 2006

The Best of Pops - Winter 2006

Victors & Villains - Winter 2008

Victors & Villains - Winter 2008

Pops in Love - Winter 2010

Pops in Love - Winter 2010

Pops in Peril - Winter 2012

Pops in Peril - Winter 2012

Game of Pops - Winter 2014

Game of Pops - Winter 2014

Pops Grows Up! - Winter 2016

Pops Grows Up! - Winter 2016

Once Upon a Pops - Winter 2018

Once Upon a Pops - Winter 2018