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.

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.

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. An event sponsored by Sue and Larry Costin, professional tango dancers will tell the story of the tango through exquisite dance techniques. Dress in costume if you wish. This festive and unique evening is not to be missed. $150 per person; $125 Friends members. Sponsor tables of 8 available at $1,100. Space is limited so please make reservations as early as possible but no later than January 2. 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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