The Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra will present its fall concert, “Pops Goes Dancing,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

The concert will feature soloist Monica Rabii on santour, a Persian hammered dulcimer. Rabii has played in a variety of international ensembles as well as at Portland State University.

The program also will include ballet music from Verdi’s “Aida,” “Down a Country Lane” by Aaron Copland, “Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel,” “Salute to the Big Bands” by Calvin Custer, “Mancini Memories” by Henry Mancini, and the second and fourth movements of Beethoven’s Symphony No. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra, shown here last year with Ken Selden conducting, will perform Sunday, Oct. 14.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students. For more information, visit

The Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit community organization. Players in the Pops come from all walks of life and ages. The orchestra performs at least four concerts per year on Sunday afternoons. Mt. Hood Pops programs are designed to appeal to families and individuals who enjoy listening to a mix of traditional pops and symphonic repertoire.

Some of the musicians are available to play in small groups for various events, including receptions, weddings and parties, both as a public relations outreach and as a fund raiser for the orchestra.

For information on ensembles to play for your special occasion, call Marilyn Pierik at 503-669-1937.

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