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. Learn more here!


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

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Our Story

This is our 8th 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 Huge Shout-Out to our Sponsors


Jo Phelps Fabian


Betty F. & Charles F. Heard Fund


Linda Harriet Lane Fund


Matt & Kay McKenna

Bob & Stacy Lane
Schnell Family Trust

Lynda & Steve Daugherty

Jackie & Ken Harper

Julie & Jed Renfroe Charitable Fund


Cleve Lancaster
Betsy & Robbo Hatcher
Julie Yates
CFCG/General Contribution (Stephen Reichart)
CFCG (Kathryn Dennis)
Todd Suttles
Trudie & William Fickling Jr.
Judy Hodgens
Evan & Marty Coplin Fund

Stella Tsai & Ken Deaton

Stephen Reichert

Rosemary & John Spiegel

Camille & Robert McDuffie Foundation

Dr. Minor Vernon
Carol B. Besser Fund
Clarence Reynolds

Rehearsal Level

Susan Morton
Sherry & Bill Tift
John & Rosemary Spiegel
James Caldwell


Betty F. Brown
Joe & Evelyn Adams


Joanna Jones
Bradley S. Adams
Piedmont Health (Coliseum)