A Patriotic Celebration

On July 3rd, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra performed at the Cottrell Ranch in Dahlonega, GA to celebrate the life of Bill T. Hardman. Hardman, who passed away in 2013, was appointed the state’s first tourism director in 1959. In 1973, he helped secure a $30 million appropriation from state lawmakers to construct the Georgia World Continue reading


Atlanta Pops Visits Muscle Shoals

The Atlanta Pops Orchestra recently made the 270 mile trip to perform in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on April 7. The concert was presented by Shoals On Stage and was held at the Norton Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Alabama. The program, entitled “Isn’t It Romantic,” consisted of timeless favorites spanning several Continue reading


Pops and Songs of the South

On March 21st, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra hit the road for their first ever performance at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntington, Tennessee. The program included a broad range of classic Pops music showcasing the American South, including Ray Bauduc and Bob Haggart’s “South Rampart Street,” Leroy Anderson’s “Serenata,” and a memorable performance Continue reading


Christmas Time in Georgia

This past weekend, Dr. Tom Gibson made his debut as guest conductor with the Atlanta Pops. Dr. Gibson led the orchestra in two performances of timeless holiday music – Saturday night at the Grand Theatre in Cartersville and Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. Sunday’s performance included special guest singer Katie Deal, Continue reading


Crossing the Border

Tonight, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra continues a long standing tradition with the Coffee County Arts Alliance with a performance at the Elba High School Auditorium in Elba, Alabama. The program will feature pianist Geoffrey Haydon in a program of Kern, Gershwin, Bernstein and more. During the day, students at Elba High School were treated to Continue reading


1945-2015: 70 Years of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. As we venture into our eighth decade, we will explore the players, programs and performances that have made this distinguished ensemble so memorable. In addition to delving into our own history, we look toward our future with the announcement of upcoming performances throughout the southeast. Continue reading