One Voice: The Songs We Share
Join us for a series featuring the American Pops Orchestra celebrating uniquely American music. Each episode features music that has transcended its original genre and audience.
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About the Show
Join us and the American Pops Orchestra as we celebrate uniquely American music that has transcended its original genre and audience. Music once only performed in church adapted by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin to be shared beyond the walls of the sanctuary; Broadway show tunes recorded by the Rat Pack, Johnny Mathis and other chart-topping artists of the time, as well as musical theater songs being sung outside the theater as anthems giving a broader voice to our changing society.
About the Episodes
Episode 1 | Broadway
The "Broadway" episode features Luke Hawkins ("A Cole Porter" opposite Harry Connick, Jr), Amber Iman ("Hamilton"), Alexis Michelle ("RuPaul's Drag Race"), and more. Hosted by Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller ("Beautiful: The Carol King Musical").
Episode 2 | The Sacred
"The Sacred" features Justin Guarini ("American Idol"), Maureen McKay (Metropolitan Opera), Daniel Colaner (a 16-year old prodigy artist and cancer survivor), and Broadway star Adam Hyndman. Hosted by Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
Episode 3 | Country
Once deemed the folk music of working-class Americans, country music has reached unprecedented popularity, both in the United States and around the globe. This episode explores this singularly American art form and its rich musical history.
Episode 4 | American Roots
Our musical pasts create our shared musical future. "American Roots" explores the many cultures and traditions across our country that came together to create what we know as American popular music. Indigenous music, folk, spirituals and more, this episode celebrates this uniquely American music and how it has transcended across all boundaries.
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