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 Maui Pops Office Phone: 808-740-8323

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

James Durham Music Director

Our 2017-2018 Concert Season will begin with the following concert:

Holiday Pops! — December 3, 2017

Under the baton of Music Director James Durham, the Maui Pops Orchestra invites you to ring in the holiday season with a festive concert featuring 22-time Na Hoku Hanohano award winners ‘Na Leo Pilimehana’.  You’ll enjoy some of their most-loved songs of the islands, as well as many holiday favorites.  Allow the beauty of it all to draw you into the spirit of the season.

Celebrating over 30 years, Na Leo Pilimehana is the most popular, most award-winning and biggest selling Hawaiian band in the world. Over their career, Na Leo signed with Sony Music Japan and became the biggest selling Hawaiian artist ever in Japan, released over 23 CDs nationwide, have had over 20 #1 radio hits in Hawaii including Flying with Angels, Friends, North Shore Serenade, Local Boys, I Miss You My Hawaii, and many more.

Na Leo recorded the biggest selling single in Hawaii history (Local Boys) at just 17 years old, and since then have won an incredible 22 Hoku Awards (Hawaiian’s version of Grammy’s), have been in the top 20 AC charts nationally with Poetry Man and The Rest of Your Life and made music that’s become part of our lives and the fabric of Hawaii. They continue to perform to sell-out crowds in Japan, Hawaii, and the US.





Please visit our “Concerts” page for further details about each concert.


Please join us at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
TICKETS – 808-242-7469
Visit the MACC website

Ticket Prices for (December 3rd, January 21st, February 25th, March 18th) ticketed shows: $60, $50, $35/front half of Balcony & $20/back half of Balcony & ½ price for students 18 & under (in the $60/$50/$35 price sections only) (plus applicable fees).   On sale Sat/OCT 7, Maui Pops Series Discount:  Patrons who purchase tickets to all four of the Maui Pops Series (12/3/17, 1/21/18, 2/25/18 & 3/18/18) will get a 10% discount off each ticket price.  This discount does NOT apply to the $20 tickets 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.
Maui Pops Office Phone: 808-740-8323