The Edmonton Pops Orchestra Society was formed in 2013 by musicians looking for the opportunity to share their craft. Our mission is to perform and create accessible, alternative, public entertainment with a focus on light classical and contemporary popular music played by an orchestral music ensemble.

Since it’s inception the Edmonton Pops has been excited to bring live music to Edmonton and area audiences. The orchestra first performed as the Edmonton Pops Orchestra in 2015 and in September 2016, performed their inaugural gala at the Hotel Macdonald.

In their 2016/17 season, the Edmonton Pops Orchestra performed seven different full length concert programs reaching 15000 listeners. This included four brand new programs prepared by the Edmonton Pops Composing and Arranging Team. This team is responsible for writing much of the music you hear the orchestra play! The brand new arrangements featured over a dozen guest artists and collaborations, from a Setar virtuoso to a tap dancing machine. The orchestra pioneered their Master Class program with great success. The program provides an artist, at any level, the opportunity to sing with a live orchestra. The orchestra performed in the orchestra pit for the annual Christmas musical at Festival Place supporting a talented community cast, and provided the orchestral music at the Johann Strauss Ball where they presented a world premiere waltz!

This season the Edmonton Pops is developing some exciting new projects including arrangements for a concert of film music. We're also returning with our Master Class and the Edmonton Composers Compeition!


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