Our Biggest Names

The APO has performed in concert for some of the biggest names in the business.

We were the orchestra Luciano Pavarotti chose during his last two Australian tours  – and we were thrilled when he singled out our Principal clarinettist as being the best he has ever heard.

Dame Joan Sutherland’s legendary farewell concert in Melbourne was another magical night with the Aussie Pops; the event was recorded and sold worldwide by Warner Classics.

Other great collaborations include: 

  • Andrea Bocelli 2014 Australian/New Zealand Tour
  • Jose Carreras and Marina Prior concert series including Rod Laver
  • Three Tenors
  • Bolshoi Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre and the Royal National Ballet of Spain
  • Ray Charles
  • Sir Cliff Richard
  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Peter Allen
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Barry Humphries
  • John Williams
  • James Morrison
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Marina Prior
  • Melinda Schneider
  • Rhonda Burchmore
  • Silvie Paladino
  • Todd McKenney
  • Anthony Callea
  • Harrison Craig
  • David Hobson, and many more.

our previous shows

Past Events

See past performances from the Australian Pops Orchestra accompanied by Marina Prior and Silvie Paladino. 

Corporate Events

The APO is available for corporate events. We have worked with some of the largest corporate and sporting clubs in Australia to provide either feature or backing entertainment to your event or advertising campaign.

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The Australian Pops Orchestra occupy a special place in the Australian arts landscape… they have grown into thriving and much-loved orchestra that also support and mentor upcoming musicians and artists.

Candida Baker


It’s a great asset for this country to have this orchestra. We need more of it.

Marina Prior

It was one of the few occasions where I actually watched [Dame] Joan [Sutherland] on stage rather than conducting her. I must say it was a wonderful experience.

Richard Bonynge AC CBE