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 - Wednesday June 15 - 4:30 PM at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Mark Fisher (Principal Horn) is the featured speaker and Sergei Kossenko will entertain on the piano. This is our final meeting of the year. Please see the Meetings page to make your reservation.
Board of Directors - Wednesday June 15, 2016, 3:00PM.
Plaza 'Live' Construction Progress Pictures
Pictures and descriptions of the construction progress at the Plaza 'Live" are available on our FaceBook page. Click here to go right to them. You need not be a member of Facebook to view the pictures. Just click the link and start browsing!
Eight 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.
Jeans and Jewels On Safari
Come join Simone (the official mascot of the Friends) in the jungles of Mead Gardens for a wild time as Jeans and Jewels goes on Safari. Our traditional season wrap-up party returns this year with dinner, dancing, silent auction and great fun. Of course, the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra. $90 per person; $70 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
2016 - 2017 Fundraisers
Friends Music Academy
A four-part music appreciation series for the 2016-2017 season features the following:
All classes will be held at the Plaza Live.
The class is limited to 100 students. Friends have until June 1, 2016 to register before the class is offered to the public. The cost is $135 for members of the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic.Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
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!