Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic

Our Mission

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

Next Meeting

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.

Up-Coming Events

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.

Encore Farms Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting at Encore Farms
Hosted by Elaine and Scott Taylor
April 27, 2014 - 3PM

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.
Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

Encore Farms Wine Tasting

Join the Friends for a Kentucky Derby Day Party
Hosted by David Schillhammer and John Starks
May 3, 2014 - 4:30PM

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.

La Traviata

Behind the Curtain: La Traviata
Hosted by Kathy and Steve Miller
May 8, 2014 - 7PM

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
Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

Links to Related Web Sites

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Link to Orlando Philharmonic


Friends Facebook page

Link to the Friends Facebook page


Overture Facebook Page

Link to Overture Facebook page


Plaza Live!

Link to Plaza Live

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