Now in its fifth season, the Edmonton Pops Orchestra adds vibrancy and sophistication to Edmonton’s music scene with original arrangements of jazz, classical, pop, and Broadway! The result is music that is undeniably fresh and distinctly local.
The Edmonton Pops is also recognized for its innovative community outreach efforts. Since 2017, the Edmonton Composers Competition has awarded a local composer with a prize and the opportunity to have an original piece performed at the Johann Strauss Foundation’s annual ball. Since 2018, the Edmonton Pops used its exciting take on holiday music to support the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event, the Festival of Trees!
Every December, the Edmonton Pops performs as part of the Festival Place Christmas Musical, which gives members of the community the experience of learning and performing in a prestigious venue under professional directors and choreographers. In a similar way, regular master classes give amateur singers the empowering opportunity to rehearse and perform a piece of their choosing with an orchestra and conductor.