NEWS

American Pops Orchestra’s ‘Voices of Tomorrow’ finals stream tonight

DC Metro Arts
April 25, 2020

“Right now we are all desperately seeking contact and connections,” said Luke Frazier, Founder and Maestro, American Pops Orchestra, in a recent phone conversation on a chilly, rainy morning. The Voices of Tomorrow Virtual Vocal Competition concludes tonight (April 25, 2020) with the ten finalists live-streaming starting at 8 p.m.

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American Pops Orchestra Presents Virtual Music Performances To Support Audiences And Artists: APO UNITED

Broadway World
March 26, 2020

Given the current social distancing guidelines, APO has developed "APO UNITED," online concerts from APO's selection of artists, highlights from APO instrumentalists and playlists of positivity by Frazier. They're available on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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American Pops Orchestra cleverly re-imagines ‘The Pied Piper’ at Arena Stage

DC Metro Theater Arts
January 19, 2020

The weather outside was surely cold and cranky. But the outside world could be quickly forgotten as the American Pops Orchestra (APO), led by Maestro Luke Frazier, gently took children and adults by the hand and engaged them with a gleeful new musical take on an old fairytale, The Pied Piper–gently delivering some innovative life lessons along the way. The Pied Piper was another in the APO’s original theatrical children’s series written by Claybourn Elder.

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APO's "The Pied Piper" performs LIVE in the Loft

Fox 5 Washington DC
January 17, 2020

American Pops Orchestra's conductor Luke Frazier discusses upcoming musical with a modern twist and other shows at Arena Stage.

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Actor, Singer Garrett Clayton to Join The American Pops Orchestra

Patch
September 3, 2019

Garrett will be join The American Pops Orchestra in a special tribute performance to the legendary Dolly on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. at Arena Stage in Southwest D.C.

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Garrett Clayton Will Join The American Pops Orchestra To Celebrate Dolly Parton

Broadway World
September 3, 2019

Audiences have loved Garrett Clayton in "Hairspray Live!," Disney movies and his dramatic roles, and now he's getting ready to add his voice to some of Dolly Parton's greatest songs.

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Music & Mindfulness Preview

ABC7 News
June 12, 2019

Conductor Luke Frazier and yogi Michael Peterson give viewers of Let's Talk Live a sample of what people will hear and experience during APO's regular Music & Mindfulness yoga practices at Arena Stage.

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You Can Now Do Yoga with an Orchestra at Dupont Underground

Washingtonian
October 18, 2018

Let the American Pops Orchestra be the soundtrack to your next sun salutation.

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QUEERY: Luke Frazier

Blade
May 9, 2019

The great American songbook — the popular standards of yesteryear — is important to conductor Luke Frazier because it connects people.

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Modern Luxury DC
April 15, 2019

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American Pops Orchestra brings live-music yoga sessions to Arena Stage

MetroWeekly
April 11, 2019

"Music and Mindfulness" brings together a small group of musicians with yoga teacher Michael Peterson

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Kathy Najimy on fighting for equality, “Hocus Pocus,” and performing with the American Pops Orchestra

MetroWeekly
May 16, 2019

Kathy Najimy has been a vital friend to the LGBTQ community in its fight for equality, gleefully entertaining us along the way.

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‘Trading Spaces’ host Paige Davis can’t wait to perform at the APO’s tribute to Jerry Herman

MetroWeekly
May 16, 2019

When her Hollywood agent asked if she’d like to take part in a symphonic staged concert in D.C., Paige Davis reacted with characteristic enthusiasm — and sass.

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On Your Feet! star Mauricio Martínez brings his voice and his truth to APO’s Jerry Herman tribute

MetroWeekly
May 16, 2019

In 2015, Mauricio Martínez was facing the potentially make-or-break decision dreaded by scores of rising young artists in the entertainment industry.

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College singers duke it out in the American Pops’ NextGen competition

Metro Weekly
March 7, 2019

Earlier this year, Luke Frazier, the founding music director of the American Pops Orchestra, “hit the rails and the trails” across America. His goal was to audition hundreds of students for the organization’s NextGen singing competition, ultimately whittling them down to 30 semi-finalists. But things didn’t go quite according to plan.

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American Pops Orchestra & National Society Of Arts And Letters Present NEXTGEN: FINDING THE VOICES OF TOMORROW

Broadway World
February 25, 2019

On Saturday, March 9, APO's Jazz Quartet will perform as 30 semi-finalists from university programs compete to win the top title. Votes from a panel of judges and the audience will determine the best voice of tomorrow. The program will take place at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., beginning at 8 p.m.

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