News & Updates

News & Updates featuring the Cleveland Pops Orchestra/musicians, Cleveland Pops Chorus, and featured guest artists.

2019 News Releases

June: Cleveland Pops to Hold Benefit At The Zoo

May: Destination Cleveland – 2019-2020 Concert Season

May: Mentor Civic Amphitheater 2019 schedule

May: Get Out: Everything You Should Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Cleveland

May: Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra – May 2019 Concert 

May: Cleveland Pops – Fireworks Night

April: Cleveland POPS: Now, that’s Italian (Apr 13)

April: Avon Lake UCC: Cleveland Pops Chorus in concert May 5

April: The Music Settlement: Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Concert at Montefiore Senior Care Facility

April: The Music Settlement: Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Spring Concert 2019 in Gates Mills

April: Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Auditions

April: Broadway World: Cleveland Pops Orchestra Announces Musical Fashionation Event

Mar: Cleveland Pops Review – The Great American Songbook

Mar: Cleveland Scene: Everything You Should Be Doing in Cleveland This Week

Mar: Cleveland Magazine: The Great American Songbook Concert

2018 News Releases

Dec: The Dream Event – Carl Topilow

Dec: Cleveland Magazine: 10 Things To Do In Cleveland On New Year’s Eve

Dec: Crain’s Cleveland Business: 44 fun things to do in Cleveland through Dec. 31

Dec: Cleveland Scene: Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Cleveland

Dec: Cleveland Arts listings: Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Concert  

Dec: Classical Post: First-Ever Pops Youth Orchestra Launches In Cleveland

Oct: Aurora High senior Hannah Kulawiak wins Shining Star Cle singing competition

Oct: Carl Topilow Brings Enamored Enthusiasm To The Stage

Oct: Shining Star Cle to make encore on Oct. 7 with high school singing competition

Sept: Fall classical music and dance preview 2018: A wide array of opera, chamber music, and the Baroque

Aug: Broadway World: Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Extends Audition Schedule

Jul: Cleveland Jewish News: Cleveland Pops Orchestra announces annual scholarship competition

Jul: Broadwayworld: Cleveland Pops Orchestra Honors Brendan Ring At Benefit

Jun: Avon Lake High School’s former choral director Bill Zurkey to be inducted into National High School Hall of Fame

Jun: Summit Daily: National Repertory Orchestra celebrates 25th year in Breckenridge & Conductor Topilow Returns for his 41st season

May: Cleveland Scene: Cleveland Pops Scholarship Winner Isabela Moner Cast As ‘Dora the Explorer’ in Live-Action Adaptation

Apr: Cleveland Indians: Cleveland Pops Choir Sings National Anthem

Apr: Plain Dealer Cleveland, Conductor Carl Topilow cues his departure from Cleveland Institute of Music after 37-year tenure

Apr: Cleveland Magazine, A Closer Look at the Cleveland Pops Orchestra

Apr: Valley ViewsFight hunger, hear ‘Gettysburg’ music and celebrate Barbie and Judy featuring Pops favorite Joan Ellison

Apr: Broadway WorldConductor Cal Topilow Guest stars & Acclaimed Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Richard Rodgers At Axelrod Performing Arts Center

Apr: The Four Phantoms are in Oshkosh, Including 2011 Grand Prize Scholarship Winner Kaley Ann Voorhees

Apr: TCMG spotlights 2017 Cleveland Pops Scholarship winner & young violinist Phoenix Avalon in ‘Play it Forward’ concerts

Feb:, 15 things to do in Cleveland through March 7, Cleveland Pops Concert March 2nd

Feb: Cleveland Jewish News, Cleveland POPS Orchestra spotlight Jewish music icons Bernstein, Robbins

Feb: Wichita, KS: Guest Conductor Carl Topilow & the Wichita Symphony pay tribute to Armed Forces, Greatest Generation

Feb: Topilow, marking 10 years as local conductor for Firelands Symphony Orchestra, said he’s like a coach

Jan:  WEST SHORE SUN, Bay Village music teachers perform with Cleveland Pops Chorus and Andrea Bocelli: West Shore Chatter

2017 News Releases

Nov: Cleveland Pops Orchestra & Andrea Bocelli ready to soothe the savage beast at Quicken Loans Arena

Oct: Cleveland Pops Jerry Herman Concert Involves Talented Teens from Cleveland School of the Arts

Oct: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to be performed by the Pops Chorus in Westlake

June: Cleveland Pops entertains large crowd, Hudson Times

May: Classical Music: ‘An American Salute’ Akron Beacon Journal

April: Cleveland Pops: Tony DeSare in “I Love a Piano” (March 25) Review

Feb: Tony DeSare to Make Cleveland Debut with Cleveland Pops Orchestra

Feb: Singers needed for Robert Shaw Choir Festival

Feb: Local Jazz Singer Helen Welch to Pay Tribute to the Music of the Carpenters


Jan: Cleveland Pops and Carl Topilow present Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! on 104.9

2016 News Releases

Dec: Cleveland Pops Orchestra: Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration


Nov: Cleveland Pops “Let the Merry Bells Keep Ringing”

Nov: Cleveland Pops: “The Name is Bond…James Bond!”

Nov: Cleveland POPS Does James Bond and Five More Classical Events to Hit This Week

Sept: Ohio Symphony Tour with The Cleveland Pops, Mansfield, and Toledo Symphonies

Sept: Olympic Brass Quintet on Sunday, September 11 at 4pm

Aug: Labor Day 2016: complete list of events in northeast Ohio

May: Tori Educates about Williams Syndrome Through Song!

April: Millersville University and The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra: Broadway, Our Way

Feb: Luis & Clark Bass Plays Like a Dream

Jan: Cleveland POPS with Carl Topilow: The Genius of John Williams (Jan. 30)

2015 News Releases

Dec: The 19th Annual NYE’s Concert & Dance @ Severence Hall, 9PM – 1AM

Dec: Countdown: Your Guide to a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Dec: Cleveland POPS Orchestra: a conversation with New Year’s Eve vocalist Connor Bogart O’Brien

Nov: Celebrate the Season with the Asheville Symphony’s “Simply Sinatra Christmas”

Sep: Cleveland Pops Concert in Ely Square – Saturday, September 3, 2016!

Sep: Musical Labor Day weekend celebration planned for Saturday in Elyria

Aug: Cleveland POPS Concert – Saturday, September 5, 2015

Aug: Cleveland Indians Charities Celebrity Golf Classic raises thousands for charity

June: Liberty Fest 2015: Celebrating America!

Mar: Fifteen things to do in Northeast Ohio: March 5-12

2014 News Releases

Nov: Avon Lake High School Chorale and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra will rock around a Christmas Tree Saturday December 13

Oct: The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Chooses Marcus Glover as the Honoree for the 2014 G-Clef Ball

June: Cleveland Pops Orchestra Wiki

June: Kent Geauga Celebrates 50 Years with Cleveland Pops Orchestra


2013 News Releases

July: Cleveland Pops Rock the Park Concert

2012 News Releases

Mar: Cleveland Pops Pay Tribute to John Williams

Oct: Heights High junior sings with Cleveland Pops

2011 News Releases

June 4 – Summer’s Last Chance to Dine, Drink & Dance!

2010 News Releases

Dec: Looking For Something to Do For New Year’s? 

Sept: Pops In Elyria – The Chronicle Telegram

Feb: POPS to perform at Oktoberfest on Labor Day weekend

Jan: POPS Spring Event offers three exciting “Get-Away Trips for Two”

2009 News Releases

Dec: Cleveland Pops Orchestra: New Year’s Eve (Broadway Rocks)

Nov: CHEAP TRICK & Cleveland Pops were honored to participate as musical guests in the 10th Annual An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends event at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on November 7, 2009.

Sep: The Plain Dealer’s publisher Terrance C. Z. Egger to be honored at Cleveland POPS G-Clef Ball fund raiser

Sep: Applications are now being accepted for Cleveland POPS 11th annual Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship Competition

Sep: Cleveland POPS pays tribute to Benny Goodman and other Big Band legends

Sep: Our orchestra helps The City Mission in their drive to make the holidays extra special for kids in need

Apr: Pops Brings Sights, Sounds of the Movies — 2009-2010 Season Announcement

Apr: The Cleveland POPS Orchestra’s annual Spring Soiree benefit patterned after the Prohibition Era

Mar: Pops participates in national drive to feed the hungry

Mar: Tenor Carl Tanner to make Cleveland debut with Cleveland POPS

2008 News Releases

Sept: Pops and Saks Fifth Avenue team up for Fashion

Sept: 10th Anniversary of Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship Competition

Aug: Cleveland Pops, Time for Three Dazzle at Blossom

Aug: Time for Three & Cleveland (Pops) Orchestra at Blossom

July: Cleveland Pops and Peter Cetera to perform with world class skaters

Feb: Cleveland POPS Celebrates Love

2007 News Releases

Oct: Pops G-Clef Ball Fundraiser (59K PDF)

Oct: Attention Cleveland Pops Patrons: Traffic Alertfor East Boulevard in University Circle

Oct:  Carl Topilow and his ensemble begin their season with “Music of Champions”

Aug: Cleveland Pops Orchestra Plays and Scores with Music of Champions Concert

May: Cleveland POPS Orchestra’s New 2007/2008 Concert Season

May: Beloved tenor stars in Cleveland POPS Orchestra’s 7th Annual Salute to Our Armed Forces

Mar:  More Side by Side…The Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra together again

Mar: Cleveland POPS Orchestra Kicks Up Its Heels with Time for Three

Jan: Give Your Valentine the Music of Romance with the Cleveland POPS at Severance Hall on Feb. 9th

2006 News Releases

Dec: Caroline K. Goulding wins 8th Annual Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship competition

Oct: A great way to spend New Year’s Eve

Sept: Cleveland Pops performs The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony

Apr: Cleveland Pops Orchestra composes new logo and marketing plans

Mar: “Divas,” Banaszek part of Cleveland Pops’ 2006-07 schedule

Mar: Two outshine concert star Schulman

Feb: Award-winning teen to debut with Cleveland POPS Orchestra

Feb: Cleveland POPS Orchestra brings legendary Broadway star Craig Schulman to the Severance Hall stage

Jan: Cleveland POPS Orchestra will bring the music of Elton John to sparkling brilliance at Severance Hall

2005 News Releases

Nov: Cleveland POPS’ 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala topped off with breakfast in bed

Nov: Cleveland POPS brings “The Spirit of Christmas” to Playhouse Square Center

Nov: Pops concert creates holiday fun despite poor acoustics

Oct: 1st intertwining proves great mix of talent, styles

Oct: Cleveland Pops and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra @ Severance Hall

Oct: Cleveland Pops proves to have staying power

May: Salute touching

Apr: Orchestra, soloist have fun with music linked to movies

Feb Lively, funny Valentine done with love

Jan: Broadway, Beatles, Beach Boys medleys ring in ’05 Eve

2004 News Releases

Oct: Nero delightfully mixes classics, improvs, jazz for 10th-year opener

Oct: Nero delightfully mixes classics, improvs, jazz for 10th-year opener

May: Pops pack a punch with energetic military salute

Mar: Pops’ audience treated in tribute to Broadway

Feb: “My Funny Valentine” on a red clarinet to start, all in all, a grand time

2003 News Releases

Nov: Handsome voices add verve to Pops ninth season opener

May: Cleveland Pops’ salute to troops is long, but lively

Apr: Soloist’s return highlights lively show

Mar: Evening puts work of noted Hollywood composer in focus

Feb: Severance Hall crowd rocks to melodies of Broadway

2002 News Releases

Dec: Even some hot dogs greet the holidays in Allen Theatre

Nov: Coloring outside the lines with swing at Severance Hall