The Cleveland POPS Orchestra will return to Hudson June 18 at 7 p.m., after a 10-year hiatus.
The concert is sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.
The late Peg Morgan, a long-time Hudson resident and advocate for those with mental illness, loved music and art. The Cleveland POPS was a favorite of hers and the Foundation brought the popular orchestra to Hudson to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the concert series.
In honor of Mrs. Morgan, it seems fitting to bring them back to the community to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the summer concert series.
Due to the current construction downtown and the number of anticipated attendees, the concert will take place at Western Reserve Academy, with additional parking available at St. Mary's church. The Hudson High School auditorium will serve as an alternate location in the event of rain.
The vision of the Cleveland POPS is to provide access to live music experiences and education to all people regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic levels in order to unite people through shared love and appreciation of symphonic pops music.
"The vision of the Cleveland POPS aligns with the goals of the Bandstand Committee and exactly the kind of tradition that Peg Morgan loved," said Jay Zedak, Bandstand Committee chairperson. "We are incredibly grateful for the generous sponsorship and look forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary with the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, the Cleveland POPS and the community!"
Information about this concert, sponsors, and the 40th Anniversary summer concert schedule can be found by visiting www.hudsonbandstand.org or www.facebook.com/HudsonBandstand/