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.

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Hops for Pops

Join us on May 22nd for the inaugural Hops for Pops fundraiser!  Food, drink, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and much much more. Sure to be a great evening! More Info / Buy Tickets

This year marks our 68th Year of Public Performance!

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. In 2017, for the third year in a row, the Pops Orchestra will perform across the river at Como Pavilion in Saint Paul! Check the events calendar for details. Learn More About The Pops

Free Concerts for Seniors

Each year the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra presents free concerts for seniors at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. Seniors Concerts Info

Lynn Erickson at a seniors concert with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra

Kids Play!

Forty-five student musicians from local high schools will join the professional musicians of the Pops Orchestra to play a side-by-side concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Kids Play Info

New Orchestral Repertoire Project

New Orchestral Repertoire Project (NORP) 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. In 2017 we will search for our fourth winner! Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks. Learn More

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Check out photos from Minneapolis Pops Orchestra performances at Lake Harriet Bandshell and Nicollet Island Pavilion. View Photo Gallery

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