TUESDAY PICK | Jonathan Kimple gives voice to the Minneapolis Pops


I’m going to shoot straight with you: I never thought of myself as a pops kind of guy. Sitting on a lawn listening to hoary old classical warhorses? Thanks, but no thanks. Then, a couple of weekends ago, I happened to be biking past the Lake Harriet Bandshell during a pops performance, and I was pleasantly surprised with what a large and diverse crowd were out enjoying the music despite the intense heat. Families were grilling, kids were dancing, skaters were passing through…it was the picture postcard of a Minnesota summer evening. You can step into that postcard on July 24 at Elliot Park, when baritone Jonathan Kimple joins the Minnesota Pops in performances of music by Copland, Mozart, Tchakovsky, and (you’ve been warned) Wagner.

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