During the time of uncertainty brought upon us all through COVID-19, The American Pops Orchestra vows to continue to offer unique ways to remain connected and support our artists through a one-of-a-kind series called APO UNITED. As an organization that strives to break the mold of classical concerts, we are using this time of social distancing as an opportunity to continue to connect with all of our patrons virtually. APO is offering intimate cyber concerts by past artists, highlights from our APO instrumentalist, instructional yoga videos with Danimal Yoga, and playlists of positivity by Maestro Luke Frazier. Follow @theamericanpops on Instagram or like us on Facebook to join in on all of the fun at home.
Join The American Pops Orchestra for Tuesday night trivia featuring regular and live audio trivia questions. Hosted by Maestro Luke, each evening will highlight a different artistic genre and a variety of art from all time periods and styles.
To join in on the fun, simply register for this event and you will receive a private streaming link to the live game an hour before it begins. Registration is free of charge, however, we encourage donations to support participating arts organizations! Each game will last approximately 45 minutes.
Join The American Pops Orchestra every other Wednesday for live concerts streamed to our Facebook Page. Featuring APO musicians and acclaimed performers, we continue to employ our artists and present new, live music for our audiences through these bi-weekly concerts.
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.