The Friends is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra of Orlando, Florida by:
- Promoting community awareness and appreciation of the Philharmonic.
- Providing volunteer support to the Philharmonic staff.
- Contributing to the financial strength of the Philharmonic.
General Membership - Wednesday April 23, 2014. Please go to the Meetings page for details and to RSVP.
Board of Directors - Thursday May 30, 2014 (Tentative) at the OPO Rehearsal Hall.
Seven 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.
Wine Tasting at Encore Farms
Encore Farms reprises last year’s fabulous wine tasting event, hosted by Elaine and
Scott Taylor at their beautiful Sorrento estate. Of course, there will be wine and sumptuous hors
d’oeuvres at this fabulous outdoor venue. Rain or shine.
$125 per person; $100 for Friends members. Round-trip bus service from Loch Haven Park will be available at an additional cost of $10 per person.
Join the Friends for a Kentucky Derby Day Party
A new and fun event has been added to our calendar for this year... A Derby Day Party!. The fun starts with Mint Juleps; music and merriment; Kentucky victuals and, after the race - a Hat Parade. $75 per person; $50 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Behind the Curtain: La Traviata
Join Maestro Christopher Wilkins and Director Frank McClain for an inside
glimpse of Verdi’s La Traviata and the fascinating Violetta, hosted at Kathy and Steve Miller’s lovely home.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. $125 per person; $100 for Friends members