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 - Our first meeting this season is the Cookbook Unveiling Celebration to be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Plaza Live. Please visit our Meeting page to RSVP before September 14.

Board of Directors - TBD

Up-Coming Events

Ten 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.

Season Opening Celebration: Silver Jubilee
Thursday, September 28, 2017: 6:30PM

Please join us for the Friends Silver Jubilee, celebrating the opening of the Orlando Philharmonic’s 25th anniversary season. This will be a stunning event at the Mezz in Thornton Park. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, music and storytelling as we mix and mingle with 25-year musicians. Black tie optional. $175 per person; $140 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

Sponsor tables for 8 are available at $1,500 each by calling 407-896-6700, ext. 0.

Prelude to Beethoven and Mozart
Hosted by John and Lee Benz, Winter Park
Thursday, November 16, 2017: 7 - 10PM

John and Lee Benz of Winter Park open their spectacular home for this special tribute. Guests are in store for a lovely program, cocktails, and hearty hors d’oeuvres. $125 per person; $100 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

Holiday Tea at the Plaza
Plaza Live
Saturday, December 2, 2017: 3PM

Join us for an old-fashioned high tea in the Palm Garden at the Plaza in the presence of the lilting strings of the harp. Tea and scones and more and a little holiday shopping. $60 per person; $50 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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