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Macon Pops

is an innovative, high energy, and world class orchestra event bringing together the most talented studio and orchestral musicians from around the southeast and across the country. But… this is no traditional orchestra.

If images of expensive tuxes, tight-lipped audiences, and conservative, structured performances float through your brain, let us change your outlook.

 

Matt Catingub

Artistic Director & Conductor

I am looking forward to seeing everyone experience a new kind of event that includes not only brilliant musical performances, but also the element of casual fun. It’s a new and exciting combination for Macon, and for the orchestra community in general.

The history of music in Macon is well documented and we hope to tap into this, using it as inspiration for the future. In the coming years, we plan to bring world-class artists and unique musical events to you, and hope that Macon Pops becomes not only one of the leading arts organizations in Georgia, but indeed the whole country. The future looks bright indeed.

-Matt Catingub

Steve Moretti

President & CEO

It’s our goal to break down the barriers of what people think about orchestra – that it’s a stuffy, elitist, dress-up and sit-still type of thing. At Macon Pops, we want everyone from all walks of life and interests to experience the exciting event and have an opportunity to truly appreciate world class music.

-Steve Moretti, Drummer, President & CEO

Upcoming Events

The Songs of Bond... James Bond

November 16, 2018 • The Grand Opera House

Celebrating over 50 years of the songs and music from the James Bond Films. Classic music for every generation! It’s Macon…

Christmas Light Show

November 30, 2018 • Downtown Macon

Last year, Macon Pops partnered with Bryan Nichols in providing the music for Macon’s first annual Christmas Light Show Extravaganza. Our Artistic Director and Conductor, Matt Catingub, arranged every song, which featured an array of local artists. This year, we are proud to bring that music to life by kicking off the light show on November 30 with a live performance, which will be synced to the lights. We are also releasing a recording of this fabulous Christmas music so you can take Macon Pops with you wherever you go!

Celebrating a Legacy of Song

March 31, 2019 • Middle GA State University

We are honored to headline the 2019 Cherry Blossom Tunes & Balloons Festival Finale! Join us as we honor and celebrate music legends of the recent past…the songs and music of Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Glen Frey, Tom Petty,  Earth Wind & Fire, and much more.

Our Story

This is our 6th fabulous season. Watch to see how Macon Pops was born.

Concert Gallery – Photo Credit, Maryann Bates

Some great shots from recent concerts by our photographer, Maryann Bates. Be there or be square!

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Diamond Level

Jo Phelps Fabian

Platinum Level

Dr. Kirby Godsey

Linda Harriet Lane Fund

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Jackie & Ken Harper

Julie & Jed Renfroe

Kim & Fred Schnell

Linda & Steve Daugherty

Pearl Level

Dan Groselle Foundation