Pops Ensemble: “Still I Rise”

Jordan FranciscoPops Ensemble

Background of a dark blue and white watercolor of ocean waves with the Lakeside Pride Pops Ensemble logo, "Still I Rise," and the Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles logo

The Lakeside Pride Pops Ensemble’s final concert of the season draws inspiration from one of Maya Angelou’s most famous poems and the perseverance it expresses. You will hear music from Pippin, which conveys the prince’s determination to find his life’s purpose. In Spirited Away, Chihiro shows great bravery as she tries to bring her and her parents back to the human world. Omar Thomas’ A Mother of a Revolution, based on activist Marsha P. Johnson, reminds us of the persistence that made history for LGBTQ+ rights. Join us on June 3rd at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School to see who else reminds us why we still rise.

Location: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Auditorium, 1431 W Jackson Blvd.
Date & Time: June 3rd, 2023 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$13 (fees included) online, $10 at the door

About this Season

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, the 14 performing groups of Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles proudly announce our 2022-2023 concert series – Rise.

As our community celebrates overcoming adversity from the pandemic and societal unrest, we ‘band’ together in jubilant rebirth. You can anticipate Lakeside Pride’s signature brand of musical excellence and diversity in a myriad of performances this season. You won’t want to miss this!

About Lakeside Pride

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to four major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.


All-gender restroom Yes
A path from the street to the performance spaceYes
Strobe lights and lasersMaybe
Smoke machinesNo