Cleveland Pops Jazz Ensemble Performs at the Maltz Performing Arts Center

In case you missed it, The Cleveland Pops Jazz Ensemble, Maestro Topilow and Connor Bogart O’Brien performed at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on Monday, September 14! While there was no live audience, many fans watched from home. Missed out? Watch it here:

25th Anniversary Concert Season Announcement: “We will be back, we’re just on pause!”

“The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will be back for our 25th Anniversary Concert Season!” Shirley Morgenstern President and CEO announced, “We are just on pause.” We are working closely with Severance Hall, Playhouse Square and the guidelines set by the CDC.  The safety and wellbeing of our patrons, musicians, and staff are our number one priority. […]

Rhythm & Views: Baseball

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features baseball music — just in time for the long awaited season! Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Rhythm & Views: Mel Tormé

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features music from “The Velvet Fog” himself, Mel Tormé.  Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Rhythm & Views: Jerry Hadley

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features music from the very talented, Jerry Hadley. Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Juneteenth

With pain from the past and hope and joy for the future to our Black Community, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra thanks and treasures its great artistic and musical contributions. We have been honored to perform with Capathia Jenkins, most recently, at a concert last year. Take a listen to her performance of “I will Survive”:

Rhythm & Views: Kiss Me Kate

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features excerpts from the musical “Kiss Me Kate.”  Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Rhythm & Views: Saxophone

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features the saxophone.  Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Rhythm & Views: The Music Man

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features music from Stephen Sondheim.  Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Rhythm & Views: Sondheim

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features music from Stephen Sondheim.  Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

Rhythm and Views: Leroy Anderson

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features music from Leroy Anderson.  Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

Rhythm & Views: Bock and Harnick

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features music from Bock and Harnick.  Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

An Announcement Regarding our Rescheduled Concerts

Thank you for your patronage of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, including planning to attend the three spring concerts that were rescheduled due to the pandemic. As you all are aware, Ohio is gradually opening up, but because it is not safe to have large gatherings this summer, we will not be able to perform these […]

Rhythm & Views: Swing

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features music from the swing era.  Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

Rhythm & Views: My Favorite Broadway Volume 2

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features more timeless favorites straight from Broadway.  Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

Rhythm and Views: My Favorite Broadway

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features some timeless favorites straight from Broadway.  Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

Rhythm and Views: John Williams

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features the cinematic music of John Williams!   Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

Carl Topilow, conductor of The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, has put down his clarinet and picked up a recorder to help educate students at home.

During Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order, families have had to adjust to being under the same roof. Parents are now trying to balance working from home and homeschooling their children. Perhaps the hardest lesson of all is that many children were sent home with their recorders. A recorder is a woodwind instrument that’s often given […]

Rhythm and Views: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein!   Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy!

Concert Postponement Update

Out of concern for the health and well-being of our audiences, musicians and staff we have agreed with government authorities to postpone the following three concerts: Our March 13th concert has been postponed again to Saturday,August 8, 2020  “70s&80s Pop.  Our April 4th concert has been postponed again to Saturday, August 22, 2020  “Fiesta Latina”. Our May 8th concert is now […]

Rhythm and Views: Disney

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features the wonderful music of Disney!   Stay safe and healthy! Listen to some Disney classics here:

March 13th- IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION

March 13th- IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION! The Cleveland Pops Orchestra (along with the Cleveland Orchestra) has closely monitored the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and considers the health and well being of its guests, artists, and employees the highest priority. The Cleveland Orchestra has informed us that it is cancelling audience attendance for this week’s concerts. […]

The Cleveland Pops and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra (along with The Cleveland orchestra) is closely monitoring the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and considers the health and wellbeing of its guests, artists and employees with the highest priority. At this time, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra is continuing with our concert this Friday, March 13, 2020 but we will […]

Conductor Carl Topilow, Fort Worth Symphony Present “Oh, What a Night”

Carl Topilow will be traveling to Texas to conduct the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra March 6-8! Check out the full article including what selections he’ll be playing here.

Cognitive Dissonance: Can you recognized beauty in unconventional spaces?

WKYC Studios tests out whether people would notice members of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra playing in public. Read the full article here.

The Pops Performs Windbourne’s The Music of Queen

Pops musicians hired to perform in The Music of Queen with conductor Brent Havens and vocalist Tony Vincent!

Pops Roaring Twenties NYE

Celebrating 100 years of music! NYE with The Cleveland Pops!

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Announces Their Season Opener

The Pops welcomes back America’s Got Talent stars The Texas Tenors to kick off their 24th concert season!

21st Annual Jean L. Petitt Music Scholarship Competition Announced

This year’s competition will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Room 217 at The Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Entry is open to all youth up to age 18 residing and attending high school in the seven-county Greater Cleveland region. Contestants can be singers, dancers or instrumentalists.

The Pops G-Clef Gala honoring the Russo brothers

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s 23rd Anniversary Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 19th in the Hope Ballroom of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel. The Orchestra has invited movie and television moguls Joseph and Anthony Russo to be the honorees for the prestigious event.

2019-2020 Concert Season

Announcing The Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s 2019-2020 subscription concert series! We have added a sixth concert—The Texas Tenors will return and even some dancers will take the stage! It is bound to be one of our best seasons yet!

Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Fall Auditions

Applications to join the youth orchestra are now being accepted!  The renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, in collaboration with The Music Settlement, has established The Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra to nurture and train young musicians to reach their full potential while promoting critical thinking, self-confidence, and leadership skills through music. Perform two different programs, plus side […]

The Cleveland Pops Chorus: Upcoming Concert

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Chorus presents its annual spring choral celebration on Sunday, May 5th By Gordon PetittDirector of MarketingMarch 19, 2019 One of Northeast Ohio’s most respected choral organizations, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Chorus, is blending its 60 voices in an afternoon of choral music titled “American Reflections.” The chorus is directed by its renowned […]

Rhythm & Views: Light Classics

Please enjoy this Cleveland Pops’ archived radio show.  This week’s show features some light classics.  Stay safe, and stay healthy!