Urbana Pops Orchestra


UPO is funded through donations and by a grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the City of Urbana Arts and Culture Program

Pops on the Prairie

Join us Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Urbana High School for a very special animated flight through it's 1914 hallowed halls. Learn more.


Showcasing Youth

At UPO's 2019 concert, the top three winners of the Chambana Concerto Competition were featured. Please enjoy this performance from pianist and first-place winner Jacob Hankin playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3.

Your gift helps UPO continue to mentor student musicians and offer free or low cost performances.

Past events

The concert opened with TROTUPO. Visit UPO on YouTube for more.




Recital at Urbana Free Library with Tamra Gingold, UPO violinist and education coordinator, and area student string players. Here's a recording.
UPO trumpet player Barkey Bryant and his students shared what they've been working on in a recital at Urbana Free Library.
2019 Urbana Park District Pit Orchestra for Into the Woods
Applehood & Motherpie hosted by Sigma Alpha Iota.
Spooky Strings at Urbana's Market at the Square