AKRON, OHIO – The Akron Pops Orchestra proudly announced today that they will be holding a free holiday concert at Our Lady of the Elms, located at 1375 West Exchange Street in Akron on Thursday, December 5th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. All members of the community are welcome to join this festive event. Members of the Akron Pops Orchestra are excited to provide a fun and free holiday event for the Akron community.
The Akron Pops Orchestra will be performing classical medleys and time honored holiday songs. The open hall at Our Lady of the Elms will provide an excellent and memorable concert experience. Pieces from Bach, Leroy Anderson, and several other amazing composers will be featured.
“This event will give everyone in the community a fun and free entertainment option during the holiday season,” said Jeremy Dobbins, President of the Akron Pops Orchestra Board. “Our ultimate hope is to provide members of the community with a heartwarming holiday event that will bring a smile to their face.”
The Akron Pops have a full calendar of concerts throughout the 2014 season. The group has been performing free, engaging concerts since 1936 and they continue to be a well-respected name throughout the Akron area. If your organization is interested in booking a show with the Akron Pops, please contact us for more information.
Individuals interested in joining the Akron Pops Orchestra or those interested in learning more about upcoming concerts and events are invited to visit www.akronpops.org or www.facebook.com/AkronPops.
About Akron Pops Orchestra
In 1926, a group of well-respected physicians and musicians formed what became known as the Akron Doctor's Orchestra so they could share their musical talent with the community. Since that time, musicians from all walks of life have joined the group, diversifying its membership. To reflect that diversity, in 1986 the Orchestra's name was changed to the Akron 'POPS' Orchestra – a name that continues to be well-respected throughout the Greater Akron area.
The orchestra is comprised of 40-50 dedicated musicians representing varying levels of musical expertise. Each member VOLUNTEERS his or her talent, time, and resources to play with the Pops. Members are quick to share that the reward is seeing a smile or a joyful tear on the face of an audience member, or receiving a hug and a "thank you" from a grateful listener.
The Akron Pops welcome any musician who would like to share the gift of music with the community!
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