James Durham

Aloha and welcome to the Maui Pops.

Our orchestra was founded in 2004 and is dedicated to presenting both light classical and contemporary pops music for Maui residents and visitors. We wish to entertain, educate and empower our listening audience to fully enjoy the broad spectrum of music written for our orchestra. And, as much as possible, we want to provide a fun, family-oriented musical experience to the children of Maui, as well as promote Hawai’i-based artists and entertainers. We hope this web site has all the information you might be seeking regarding the Maui Pops Orchestra. Make sure to check our Concerts Page for more detailed information about upcoming events.


Our 2016-2017 Concert Season will begin with our Holiday Pops Concert:

Holiday Pops — December 4, 2016

Holiday Pops—Nicole Parker, Guest Vocalist

parker_photo Holiday Pops is all about tradition. The Maui Pops Orchestra and guest vocalist, Nicole Parker, will present favorite holiday classics plus a little something different, added by conductor Jim Durham. Nicole is best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked. With additional impressive Broadway and off-Broadway credits, Nicole was also a contributing writer and cast member of Fox’s MADtv for six years. She has been a guest artist with numerous orchestras including Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Houston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Utah Symphony and Opera, Colorado Symphony, and many more. Nicole will sing a fun-filled selection of holiday music backed by the Maui Pops, and the orchestra will play some on its own, including Around the World at Christmas, Trepak from the Nutcracker and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. This will be a family event with an exciting variety of holiday music.




I’m looking forward to seeing you at the “Pops”

James Durham Music Director

Please join us at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
TICKETS – 808-242-7469
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Ticket Prices for (Dec 4th, Jan 22nd, Feb 19th, March 19th) ticketed shows: $55, $45, $35/front half of Balcony & $20/back half of Balcony & ½ price for Kaunoa Srs. & students 18 & under (in the $55/$45/$35 price sections only) (plus applicable fees).   On sale Sat/OCT 11, Maui Pops Series Discount:  Patrons who purchase tickets to all four of the Maui Pops Series (12/4/16, 1/22/15, 2/19/15 & 3/19/15) will get a 10% discount off each ticket price.  This discount does NOT apply to the $20 tickets or any Kaunoa or kids price tickets.




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The Maui Pops Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) organization. We need and ask for your financial support to sustain our important role in the cultural life on Maui. Your donations are fully tax deductible, and we hope you will consider making a donation to help us meet our future financial obligations. Your donation is an investment in the quality of life on Maui.