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 January 18, 2017 at 4PM at the Plaza Live. As always reservations are required. Please visit our Meetings page to RSVP.
Board of Directors - Thursday February 16, 2017, 3:30PM.
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.
Friends Music Academy
A four-part music elightening, educational and very fun music appreciation series for the 2016-2017 season featuring:
All classes will be held at the Plaza Live. Meet and Greet with light snacks and drinks starts at 4:30PM with the program beginning at 5:00 p.m.
For The Birds
This delightful tribute to our winged friends features arranger and master violinist Colin Jacobsen joined by Maestro Eric Jacobsen to highlight this beautiful music. The wonderful birds of the Audubon Birds of Prey Center will be on hand to add to our experience. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by the lake, sponsored in part by Scott and Elaine Taylor. $130 per person; $100 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Behind the Curtain: Elixir of Love
This opera informance will provide a glimpse into Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy presented by Maestro Eric Jacobsen and director Mary Birnbaum. $130 per person; $100 for Friends members.
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!