2019/20 Season

Coat of Many Colors: The Music of Dolly Parton

Join us for this exciting tribute to Dolly Parton, as you know only The American Pops provides!

September 21, 2019, 8PM

Music and Mindfulness: Practice I

APO’s Music and Mindfulness series consists of 3-practices pairing yoga with live orchestra music. Original scores weave together familiar, popular tunes in a serene and contemplative style with yoga led by instructor, Dan Carter. Come to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for a fully immersive meditative practice that will rejuvenate you for the week ahead.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10am & 12pm


Join top-level Broadway and international talent for a fun and festive evening featuring fresh new takes on traditional and beloved holiday songs.

December 6, 2019 7:30PM

New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Ring in 2020 with a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! Featuring Michelle Williams, Dionne Warwick, Bria Skonberg, Morgan James, Nova Payton, and Rayshun LaMarr.

December 31, 2019 8:30 PM

The Pied Piper

Another installment in APO's theatrical children's series! Go on a new journey through the story of the Pied Piper, featuring music from the Great American Songbook.

January 18, 2020, 11AM & 2PM

Music and Mindfulness: Practice II

Join The American Pops for innovative yoga practices in the airy Molly Smith Study at Arena Stage. Each practice will feature live music to create a peaceful backdrop as instructor Michael Peterson guides you on a journey through yoga and meditation.

February 22, 2020, 10AM & 12PM

The 3rd Annual NextGen: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow

We are thrilled to announce our third annual collegiate vocal competition, presented at Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater. This is the final round in which competitors perform with the APO jazz combo in front of a live audience and a panel of judges.

March 28, 2020, 8PM