POPS BRAVES THE ELEMENTS
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.
THE REIGN OF POPS
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.
ONCE UPON A POPS
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.
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.
DROP IT LIKE IT’S POPS
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.
THE WIZARD OF POPS
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