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.
Recent Schedule Changes
- The June meeting has been moved from June 17 to June 10.
General Membership - Friends Reception and Installation of Officers and Directors - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:30PM. Please see the Meetings page to make your reservation.
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!
Thirteen 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 "Boots and Bling" and Party @ the Plaza
This year Jeans & Jewels is being merged with OPO's Party @ The Plaza. Hosted at the orchestra’s new home, The Plaza ‘Live’, this event features four stages of live music, featuring headliner Orlando Transit Authority performing the music of Chicago, as well as other artists playing jazz, classic rock, cabaret, chamber music and more. Create your own unique experience by sampling music as well as food provided by local restaurants. The party begins at 7:00 p.m. outside the Plaza Theatre and continues indoors. Your evening includes admission to all performance spaces, food stations and a cash bar. Food provided by: Arthur’s Catering, Cuisiners, Rosen Shingle Creek / Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Wondermade and more. Dress code is informal/casual; no tie required. $75 per person advanced purchase; $65 for Friends. Day of event price is $85 per person.
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!