His American Pops Orchestra, in this, its inaugural season, has already garnered rave reviews, including the following from The New York Times, on the occasion of PIAF: A Centennial Celebration, “As much as any individual singer, what warmed the evening was the sumptuous lilt of the 15-piece American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier.”
Mr. Frazier has concluded his second full season as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, where he has conducted 10 programs of his own creation, held at various venues including George Mason’s Center for the Arts, The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, and the Angelika Film Center.
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Marvin Hamlisch put it best when referring to Luke Frazier:
“So talented and sensitive to every nuance.”
A rapidly rising star in the Pops world, Mr. Frazier has already proven himself among musical heavyweights as both an innately musical conductor and a sensitive pianist. Mr. Frazier’s commitment to re-envisioning pops programming has quickly established him as a dynamic force across the music community. He has the distinction of conducting in all three of the largest venues at the Kennedy Center. He has worked with artists Renée Fleming, Kevin Spacey, Denyce Graves, Darren Criss, Lea Salonga, Laura Osnes, Eric Owens, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole, Elaine Paige, and Norm Lewis, among others. As a testament to his mission to reimagine pops programming, Mr. Frazier has founded the American Pops Orchestra and the National Broadway Chorus in Washington, DC. His commitment to the American Songbook is also evident through his involvement on the Board of the Great American Songbook Foundation