Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic

Membership Renewal

If you are looking to renew your membership online (or to print out a blank form) just click here to be directed to the proper page.

Our Mission

The Friends is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra of Orlando, Florida by:

Next Meeting

General Membership - November 13, 2018 at 4:00PM; Plaza Live . Please visit our Meetings page to RSVP.

Board of Directors - November 30, 2018 (tentative).

Up-Coming Events

Nine fundraising events have been planned for this year. The next three events are described below. Please visit our Fabulous Fundraisers events page for details on all of our events and to register.

Party Like a Pirate
John & Lee Benz Home
Saturday, October 20, 2018: 7:00PM

Prepare to Shiver Ye Timbers when Pirates gather at the amazingly decorated home of John and Lee Benz of Winter Park for an eerie evening of blood curdling fun. Hearty hors d’oeuvres, and a pint or two. Come as your favorite buccaneer characters. $95 per person; $75 for Friends members; $35 for OPO musicians. Reserve no later than October 15. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

A Heavenly Evening
Steve Goldman Home
Friday, November 2, 2018: 7:00PM

Steve Goldman hosts the evening at his magnificent glass house, a spectacular place to see the sky and admire works of art by Chihuly and others. Music Director Eric Jacobsen will lead this informance about Holst's The Planets. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served under the stars. $130 per person; $100 for Friends. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

A Victorian Holiday Tea
The Plaza Live
Saturday, December 8, 2018: 3PM

Celebrate the holiday season with a beautifully served Victorian tea, featuring The Dickens Carolers and an extraordinary one-man “A Christmas Carol” performance by Southern Winds. The Friends Boutique will be open for your pre-holiday shopping pleasure. Ladies are encouraged to wear hats. Bring family and friends. Entertainment sponsored by Lee Benz and Sandra McCourt. Seating is limited; please reserve early. Group arrangements may be made by contacting Claudia Breese at $65 per person; $55 for Friends. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

Pictures from Previous Events

Pictures from some of our previous events 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!

Links to Related Web Sites

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Link to Orlando Philharmonic


Friends Facebook page

Link to the Friends Facebook page


Plaza Live!

Link to Plaza Live

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