The Friends is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra of Orlando, Florida by:
- Promoting community awareness and appreciation of the Orchestra through social, cultural and educational events and programs directed towards current as well as the next generation of symphonic music patrons.
- Contributing to the financial strength of the Orchestra.
- Providing volunteer support to the Orchestra's management and staff.
General Membership - Friends meeting March 8, 2017 at 4PM at the Plaza Live. As always reservations are required. Please visit our Meetings page to RSVP.
Board of Directors - Thursday April 20, 2017, 3:30PM.
Ten fundraising events have been planned for this year. The next couple of events are described below. Please visit our Fabulous Fundraisers events page for details on all of our events and to register.
Rimma at Sunset
Stunning views will provide the backdrop for Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, playing a sampling of the great Russian Masters. Janice Gruber and Paulette Stewart Johnson are hosting this fabulous event in lovely Mount Dora, complete with champagne, wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres. $130 per person; $100 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Up, Up and Away
A preview of The Final Frontier concert and a look at space travel through music together with costume displays. Join in the adventure with cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres $130 per person; $100 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Jeans and Jewels Season Wrap-up Party
Enjoy this traditional, fun-filled evening with Friends. Cocktails, dinner, dancing and silent auction. $90 per person; $70 for Friends. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Friends Music Academy
A four-part music elightening, educational and very fun music appreciation series for the 2016-2017 season featuring:
All classes will be held at the Plaza Live. Meet and Greet with light snacks and drinks starts at 4:30PM with the program beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Pictures from Previous Events
Pictures from some of our previous events (for both this and previous years) are available for viewing on our Facebook page.
NOTE: You need not be a member of Facebook to view the pictures. Just click the link and start browsing!