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 - October 2, 2018 at 4:00PM; Plaza Live . Please visit our Meetings page to RSVP.

Board of Directors - September 7, 2018.

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.

Season Opening Celebration
The Plaza Live
Thursday, September 27, 2018: 6:30PM

Let the Music Begin!  Join the Friends to welcome in the Orlando Philharmonic’s 26th season. Music Director Eric Jacobsen and Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois will present a preview of I Pini di Roma; they will be joined by soprano Maria Laetitia. Enjoy cocktails, hors, d’oeuvres, music, and a lovely sit-down dinner while greeting old friends and new. Reserve early – space is limited; final reservations are due by September 24. $140 per person; $120 for Friends members; $50 for OPO musicians. Sponsor tables of eight are available for $1,100. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

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. 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.

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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