2018/2019 Season

Music and Mindfulness Series III

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

June 08, 2019 6PM

I Am What I Am

This tribute to musical theatre legend, Jerry Herman, is sure to thrill and uplift. Come enjoy the lilting classics from Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel and more! Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater – Fichandler Stage

May 18, 2019 8:00 PM

Music and Mindfulness Series II

Join The American Pops for innovative yoga practices in the Molly Smith Study at Arena. Each practice will feature live music to create a peaceful backdrop as instructor Michael Peterson guides you on a journey through yoga and meditation. Runtimes 70 mins. All practices at Molly Smith Study.

April 13, 2019 6PM

Here and Now

APO is thrilled to partner with THEARC DC and the Howard University Musical Theatre program to present this revue of Vandross’ biggest hits. THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus

April 7, 2019 3:00 PM

NextGen: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow

We are thrilled to announce the second annual vocal competition presented in conjunction with NSAL DC. This is the final round in which competitors perform with the APO jazz trio in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater – Kreeger Theater

March 9, 2019 8:00 PM

Martin & Merman

Maestro Luke Frazier and members of the critically acclaimed American Pops Orchestra will be joined by featured APO performers from the group's first four seasons in a tribute to two titans of the broadway stage, Ethel Merman and Mary Martin.

February 19, 2019 7pm

An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Perfect for Kids! Join APO favorite, Hilary Morrow (known most recently for her role as Detective Fix in APO’s Around the World in 80 Days), in a madcap retelling of this classic children’s story. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater – Molly Smith Study

January 26, 2019 11:00 AM

A Very Silly Vaudeville

Let famed Broadway tapping duo, Mary Michael Patterson and Cary Tedder, guide you on a journey through APO’s modern take on classic American vaudeville acts of yesteryear. This talent extravaganza will feature a zany cast, magic, dancing, singing and lots of audience engagement. Bring your whole family for an unforgettable show you won’t want to miss!

November 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Music and Mindfulness Series I

Join The American Pops for innovative yoga practices in the iconic Dupont Underground. Each practice will feature live music to create a peaceful backdrop as instructor Michael Peterson guides you on a journey through yoga and meditation. DuPont Underground

October 21, 2018 6PM

You've Got A Friend

You’ve Got a Friend: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration will feature music by the greatest American singer-songwriters, including James Taylor, Nina Simone, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and more. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater – Fichandler Stage

September 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A Message from The APO

As an organization that strives to break the mold of classical concerts, we are using the COVID-19 situation to continue connecting with all of our patrons virtually. With this in mind, we will be changing the format of our remaining events this season. Our NextGen competition, Music & Mindfulness practice, and MainStage show will no longer be taking place at Arena Stage, but instead will be transformed into virtual performances to accommodate social regulations in place throughout our community. Each show will feature the APO musicians and original scores you have come to love, that will accompany our performers, yoga instructor, Dan Carter, and APO artists.

In addition, we have created a new initiative called “APO United” to continue to employ and support our artists through these uncertain times.

Each week, APO will be posting intimate cyber concerts by past artists, highlights from our APO instrumentalist, and playlists of positivity by Maestro Luke Frazier. Join us for this virtual series on our Instagram, Youtube Channel, or Facebook Page. If you’re able, please consider donating here to support our artists through this new series.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes for our ticket purchasers, but ask that you will consider donating your ticket payment to help support the APO (a tax-deductible donation), as we will continue to employ our artists throughout the postponing of live events. If you would like your order to be refunded, please email hannah@theamericanpops.org to initiate your refund.