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 - January 29, 2019 at 4PM with guest OPO musicians Kathy and Jeff Thomas at the Plaza Live. Please visit our Meetings page to RSVP.

Board of Directors - January 7, 2018, 3PM.

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.

The Art of the Tango: Buenos Aires Magic
The Plaza Live
Wednesday, January 16, 2019: 6:30PM

Imagine the Plaza Live transformed into an Argentine milonga, a tango dance event of passion and romance. This unique cultural event is sponsored by the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Sue and Larry Costin. Duo Sole featuring Violinist Alex Stevens and Violist Mauricio Cespedes Rivero will be on hand to provide beautiful music, and professional tango dancers will tell the story of the tango through exquisite dance techniques. Dress in costume if you wish. This exciting evening is not to be missed. Your reservation includes beverages, endless empanadas and tapas. $150 per person; $125 Friends members. Sponsor tables of 8 available at $1,100. Space is limited so please make your reservations before Jan. 5. Special group arrangements may be made by contacting Donna Hoffman at or call 617-538-1144. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

Friends Music Academy
Sounds of Music Season 9
The Plaza Live

January 21, 2019; February 11, 2019; March 19, 2019; April 22, 2019

A 4-part program providing opportunities for adults to learn about various aspects of music and enhance their appreciation of our orchestra! All classes are held at the Plaza Live and begin at 5 PM, preceded by refreshments at 4:30 PM. $175 per person; $135 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page for additional details and to sign up.

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party
David Schillhammer & John Starks Home
Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 6:30PM

Hosted by David Schillhammer and John Starks, enjoy jazz and wonderful New Orleans cuisine, King cakes, and more. David and John reprise their many wonderful Mardi Gras celebrations in their charming downtown home. Masquerade in your favorite costume and join the parade; an abundance of beads will be provided. $100 per person; $85 for Friends members. 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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