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 and Board - We invite you to return to this page later this summer to view the meeting schedule for the 2016-2017 season.
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 Gala: An Evening of Russian Romance
Celebrate the Opening of the Orlando Philharmonic’s 24th season which will feature music of Russian Masters. This gala evening includes cocktails, a wonderful sit-down dinner and the music of Maestro Eric Jacobsen and world-renowned violinist Steven Copes. Price: $140 per person; $120 for Friends members. Black tie optional. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
A Taste of Candide
A French-themed luncheon buffet and educational program presented under the auspices of Dr. Mary Palmer. French historian, University of Georgia Dr. Jennifer Palmer will illuminate the writing of the lives and times revealed in this music. Maestro Jacobsen and several cast members will be joining us. $65 per person; $55 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Friends Music Academy
A four-part music appreciation series for the 2016-2017 season features the following:
All classes will be held at the Plaza Live.
The class is limited to 100 students. Friends have until September 1, 2016 to register before the class is offered to the public. The cost is $135 for members of the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
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!