Davenport Pops Orchestra
The Davenport Pops Orchestra, endorsed as a residential college orchestra, was founded by a group of Yale undergraduates in the spring of 2005. The orchestra is currently supported financially by Davenport College. As a student organization, the orchestra aims to make the orchestra experience accessible to as many undergraduates as possible, both those who play instruments and those who just like to listen. While there are a large number of student orchestras at Yale, most groups focus on classical music; with this in mind, the Davenport Pops Orchestra hopes to expand the musical offerings of the Yale community - and appeal to a wider audience than is usually targeted by classical orchestras - by offering programs of well-known popular music. The Davenport Pops plays a wide variety of music, with repertoire that includes film/TV scores, Broadway, jazz, popular classical works, cultural genres, and original student works. Check out the Davenport Pops Orchestra Website for more info.