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Minneapolis Pops Orchestra Featured in Southwest Journal

Writer Michelle Bruch featured the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra in her June 16, 2015 article entitled “Minneapolis Pops draws thousands to Lake Harriet” in the Southwest Journal!  Some highlights of the article: One of Lantz’s greatest challenges at the podium is preventing his music from blowing away. With up to 50 or 60 pages to turn, […]

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Player Profile: Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson: Percussion Jay Johnson has been active as a teacher and musician for the last thirty years.  As a performer, conductor and composer, his work has been produced by the Guthrie Theatre, the Children’s Theatre Company, and the Theatre Exchange, among others.  He received a McKnight Artist Fellowship for composing music for theatre.  Active […]

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Artist Spotlight: Gao Hong

Gao Hong: Pipa This year, the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra is proud to welcome friend Gao Hong to the stage to present the world premier of a new work for pipa and orchestra. Here is a bit more about her:             Gao Hong, Chinese musical prodigy and master of the pear-shaped […]

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