The Rochester Pops Orchestra (RPO) was formed in 2014, and had their first rehearsal on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church of Rochester, Minnesota. Our roster includes over 70 musicians who all come together to create a unique and diverse ensemble. The RPO is dedicated to performing professional and entertaining concerts that appeal to all ages and walks of life. Our music spans from golden oldies, country, easy listening, jazz, big band and todays hits to songs from the stage and screen, Disney, Broadway and video game scores.
Our concert season consists of at least 4 concerts:
– Fall Concert (October)
– Christmas Concert (December)
– Winter Concert (February)
– Spring Concert (April/May)
Our first two concerts (Sunday, October 19, 2013 and Sunday, December 21, 2014) were free concerts so that the community could attend and get an idea of what the Rochester Pops is all about. Our upcoming concerts will be ticketed events, and will be kept to a very low and affordable cost. In order to encourage all to attend, any/all students age 13 and under will be welcome to attend at no charge (but will require a ticket), Seniors will have a discounted rate, and all tickets purchased before the date of the concert will be at a reduced fee.
Season Tickets will be available in August each year beginning in 2015 with a greatly reduced rate for all four of our upcoming season performances. Tickets can be purchased online and through our box office. More details to come. We invite you to check out one of our concerts! Join the Rochester Pops Orchestra & Chorale … Where Music Comes to Life.