Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s POPS! Concert Series, and is the first to ever hold the title at the ASO. He is also Principal Pops Conductor with the Houston and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras.
This season Mr. Krajewski conducts the ASO, along with guest artists, in concerts featuring the works of Simon & Garfunkel, Italian love songs, and the music of the 1960’s.
As a guest conductor, Mr. Krajewski has performed with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Other guest conducting appearances include the San Francisco, Dallas, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix and National symphonies.
In Canada, Mr. Krajewski has led the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Edmonton, and Winnipeg symphonies. Other international appearances include performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and the Ulster Orchestra.
He recorded two holiday albums with the Houston Symphony: Glad Tidings and Christmas Festival. Mr. Krajewski collaborates with multiple artists, including flutist James Galway, mezzo Marilyn Horne, guitarist Angel Romero, and pop artists Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, Sandi Patti, Rockapella, Cirque de la Symphonie, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Mr. Krajewski has a B.A. from Wayne State University and a master’s from the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony, and later served as their assistant conductor. He was resident conductor of the Florida Symphony and served as the Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s music director.