Calendar

Upcoming

Aug
16
Aug
16

Name-That-Tune

Aug 16

Join APO Music Director Luke Frazier on Tuesday, August 16th at 8pm ET for the return of our popular Name That Tune! Featuring special performances by the APO staff, this live, online game show will feature hit tunes from the 80's, 90's, and 2000's. Tune in on Facebook Live and compete for a variety of prizes!

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Aug
27
Aug
27

PBS Filming Session in Washington, D.C.

Aug 27-30
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Sep
21
Sep
21

Barracks Row Main Street Performance

Sept. 21

Eastern Market Metro Park in DC's Capitol Hill Neighborhood

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Sep
26
Sep
26

NextGen Auditions Open

Sept 26
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Oct
18
Oct
18

APO Virtual and Live Kid's Tour

October 18-21

Kentucky and West Virginia

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Oct
24
Oct
24

NextGen Auditions Close

Oct 24
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Oct
27
Oct
27

Halloween Dance Show

Oct 27
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Nov
19
Nov
19

NextGen Semi-Finals

Nov 19
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Dec
6
Dec
6

Holiday Show at Kravis Center

December 8
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Apr
1
Apr
1

Live NextGen Finals in NYC

Spring 2023
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A Message from The APO

The American Pops Orchestra has made it a priority to not only maintain Pre-COVID content in a virtual form, but also create new content to keep our audience engaged and our musicians employed.  As an organization that strives to break the mold of concerts, we are using COVID-19 to reimagine our normal operations.  Since March we have streamed two full original concerts, created solo performances by instrumentalist and vocalists, rethought our Music and Mindfulness series as a more often and virtual event, and partnered with organizations across the country in our virtual trivia series.  

In addition, APO has held multiple in-person socially distanced outdoor Porch Concerts that provide our audience with the opportunity to safely see live art despite the current situation around us.  Throughout the pandemic, APO has employed hundreds of musicians and artists and in a time when many other organizations couldn’t. In the words of Maestro Luke Frazier, “we never stopped.”

Moving forward, APO is proud to present our NextGen National vocal competition which will include students from across the country competing virtually for the chance to win a monetary prize and the opportunity to perform in a future APO MainStage Show. This will include a virtual audition and semi-finals with a live (COVID permitting) finals in Spring of 2021.  APO has also filmed multiple productions that will be broadcast nationally on PBS.  APO has been grateful to keep creating and making music despite the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will keep working to bring you, our valued audience, original and unique content.

To support APO as we keep moving forward you can click here, so that we can continue to employ more artists and musicians.  If you have any questions about what APO has been doing during the pandemic, please email hannah@theamericanpops.org. Thank you and stay safe.