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.
General Membership - Friends Meeting with Special Guest Eric Jacobsen, Music Director Finalist - Wednesday January 7, 2015, 3:30PM (note special time). Please go to the Meetings page for details.
Board of Directors - Thursday December 18, 2014 at the Orchestra offices.
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.
Jacobsen and Wu Man
Meet Maestro Eric Jacobsen and learn about the pipa (Chinese lute) at this exciting event, hosted by John and Lee Benz in their fascinating Winter Park home. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. $125 per person; $100 for Friends. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Meyer on Mozart
Join Maestro Dirk Meyer and world-renown pianist Conrad Tao, now age 20, who first appeared with the Phil at age 13. This outstanding event will be held in the lovely home of Mitch and Swantje Levin of Winter Park. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. $125 per person; $100 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
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!