A pops orchestra is an orchestra that plays popular music (generally traditional pop) and show tunes as well as well-known classical works. Pops orchestras are generally organised in large cities and are distinct from the more "highbrow" symphony or philharmonic orchestras which also may exist in the same city. This is not to say that the distinction is complete; many symphony orchestras (for instance, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra) put on pops performances with some regularity, while other pops orchestras are actually second identities of the "highbrow" orchestra and composed largely of the same players (for instance, the Boston Pops Orchestra is composed primarily of Boston Symphony Orchestra members).
In the United KingdomEdit
In the United StatesEdit
- American Pops Orchestra
- Atlanta Pops Orchestra
- Austin Pops
- Binghamton Philharmonic
- Bob Lappin and The Palm Beach Pops
- Boston Pops Orchestra
- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
- Carolina Pops Orchestra
- Chattanooga Pops
- Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
- Cleveland Pops Orchestra
- Dallas Pops
- Davenport Pops Orchestra
- Detroit Symphony Orchestra
- Golden State Pops Orchestra
- Harvard Pops Orchestra
- Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
- Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
- Indian River Pops Orchestra
- Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
- National Symphony Orchestra
- The New York Pops
- Orlando Pops Orchestra
- Panama City POPS Orchestra
- Pasadena POPS
- Philly Pops
- Reno Pops Orchestra
- Salt Lake Pops Orchestra
- San Francisco Pops Orchestra
- Tucson Pops Orchestra
- University of Michigan Pops Orchestra
In the PhilippinesEdit
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