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 - Annual Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Swap - Wednesday December 3, 2014, 11:45AM. Please go to the Meetings page for details.

Board of Directors - Thursday December 18, 2014 at the Orchestra offices.

Up-Coming Events

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.

Bok Tower and Pinewood Tour
Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
December 6, 2014

Includes pre-concert box lunch and Orlando Philharmonic Holiday Concert at Bok Tower Gardens. Additional details TBA. $95/person; $75/person for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

The Art of Chamber Music
(Session 1 of the Friends Music Academy)
Sponsored by Michael Elsberry and Sally Blackmun
December 14, 2014 - 3PM

Although the 2014-2015 Sounds of Music course is sold out, we are pleased to be able to open this session to an additional twenty-five people who will join our regular Music Academy classmates. This delightful afternoon of chamber music will be led by Maestro Jacobsen. The performance begins at 3:30 p.m., with hors d'oeuvres and drinks served at 3:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page for additional details and to sign up.

Jacobsen and Wu Man
Hosted by John & Lee Benz, Winter Park
Sponsored by PNC Wealth Management

January 8, 2015 - 7PM

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.

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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