The American Pops Orchestra wouldn’t be the same without the generous support of our APO Family
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Pops Orchestra has presented more than 200 live virtual performances, employing hundreds of artists and technical staff at pre-COVID pay.
With your help, we can continue to create countless meaningful and artistically fulfilling jobs. In addition to keeping our talented musicians employed, your support helps us continue to perform for thousands of people across the country.
We appreciate your support – thank you for being part of our APO Family!
We are so grateful for the help of everyone in our APO Family! Meet a few of the people who are helping make it possible for The American Pops Orchestra to pay our artists and musicians, ignite the spark of music in children, perform for audiences across the country, and give back to LGBTQ+ and performing arts nonprofits all over the U.S.
Ambassador Lloyd &Ann Hand
The Craig and Barbara Barrett Foundation
Tim and Anita McBride
Heather and Jim Hook
Jeffrey S. Falk & Coy A. Stout II
Carol Melton and Joe Hassett
The Dwight D.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and stay safe.