Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic
 
 

Not Yet a Friend? Purchase 3 or more events at the same time by Nov 15, and get the Friends' rate on select* events!

To take advantage of this offer just click the "Friends" button when ordering. Or join the Friends and enjoy discounts on more events!

*Excludes the Season Opening Gala and the Friends Music Academy.

Upcoming Events

One of the ways by which the Friends raise money for the Orchestra is to host events throughout the year. The events include Galas and Parties, the Up Close and Personal series, and the Friends Music Academy. Events are open to all and all proceeds benefit the Orchestra.

You can make reservations for Friends' events in three ways:

  1. Order and Pay On-line - Click the appropriate "Friends" or "Non-Friends" button to add your choice to your shopping cart. Once you are done adding items to your shopping cart click the "Go to Payments" button on the shopping cart page to be directed to the PayPal site where you can either use a PayPal account or any valid credit card for payment. You can access your shopping cart at any time by clicking the "Review Cart" button on the right side of this page.
  2. Order and Pay By Phone - Call the office at 407-896-6700 x236.
  3. Order and Pay By Mail - Use your browser's File, Print menu command to print this page. It will result in a simple order form you can fill out and mail with your check to: Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic, 425 N Bumby Ave, Orlando FL 32803.

Can't Make the Event?

If you can't make an event but would like make a tax deductible cash contribution to the Friends then click here.

Events Mail-In Order Form


Fill in the number of attendees for the desired events, calculate your total payment and send this form along with your check to:

   Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
   425 N Bumby Ave
   Orlando, FL 32803


Galas and Parties

A Wonderful Way to Celebrate!

Season Opening Celebration: Silver Jubilee
The MEZZ
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.

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

$140 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $175 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $140/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $175/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

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.

$50 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $60 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $50/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $60/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

Jeans and Jewels Goes West
Plaza Live
Saturday, June 2, 2018: 7 - 11 PM

Join the Friends in this traditional, fun-filled season wrap-up party. Cocktails, dinner, dancing and silent auction. Costumes encouraged. $90 per person; $70 for Friends.

$70 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $90 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $70/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $90/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

 


Up Close and Personal Series

Elegant Experiences Designed for Education and Enjoyment!

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.

$100 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $125 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $100/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $125/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

Carnival of the Animals
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Saturday, January 27, 2018: 3 – 5 PM

Arrive early and enjoy complimentary admission to the Zoo as part of your Friends reservation for this event. There will be refreshments followed by a musical performance led by Mark Fischer. Individual/Family*: $60/100; Friends members: $50/$90. Non-alcoholic beverages included; cash bar for beer and wine. Rain or shine.

* Family includes 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18.

Charge to credit card or PayPal 
$50 for individual Friends members  $90 for Friends member family  $60 for individual non-Members  $100 for non-Members family 
 

_____ individual Friends Members @ $50/person = $ _______
_____ Friends member family @ $90/family = $ _______
_____ Individual Non-Members @ $60/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members family @ $100/family = $ _______
Total = $ _______

Valentines and Berstein
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
Sunday, February 11, 2018: 3 – 6 PM

Bring your sweetie or BFF to the stunning Lake Nona Country Club for an elegant afternoon of refreshments and music featuring 25-year musicians of the Orchestra. $150 per person; $125 per person or $200 for two Friends. Sponsored in part by Diane and Robert Smedley.

Charge to credit card or PayPal 
$125/person for Friends members  $200/couple for Friends members  $150 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $125/person = $ _______
_____ Friends Members @ $200/couple = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $150/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

Old Blue Eyes at the Plaza Live
Plaza Live
Sunday, March 4, 2018: 4PM

Please join us for a trip down memory lane with the music of Frank Sinatra and friends featuring Albert George Schram. Refreshments and cash bar. $60 per person; $50 for Friends

$50 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $60 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $50/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $60/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

An Exceptional Evening at the Enzian
The Enzian Theater
Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 5PM

Travel along the Silk Road with Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man and familiar faces in a private showing of The Music of Strangers. The Jacobsen brothers and others will take us on a wonderful trip through many musical cultures. This event is hosted by David Schillhammer at the Enzian and sponsored by Bryce West. Enjoy refreshments before and during the show followed by a Q&A session led by David and Eric Jacobsen. $150 per person; $125 for Friends members.

$125 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $150 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $125/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $150/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

Sunday Cabaret
Plaza Live
Sunday, March 4, 2018: 4PM

Enjoy an afternoon filled with song featuring Jackie Jones and OPO musicians. Sponsored in part by Todd and Shelly Morgan. Refreshments and cash bar. $60 per person; $50 for Friends.

$50 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $60 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $50/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $60/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

 


Friends Music Academy

Opportunities for Adults to Learn About Various Aspects of Music and Enhance Their Appreciation of Our Orchestra!

Friends Music Academy
The Sounds of Music 2016-2017
January 8, 2018; February 13, 2018; March 26, 2018; April 23, 2018

A 4-part program providing opportunities for adults to learn about various aspects of music and enhance their appreciation of our orchestra featuring:

  • Monday, January 8, 2018: A Historical Look at Women Composers featuring Dr. Stella Sung.
  • Tuesday February 13, 2018: Leonard Bernstein, An American Musical Legend. Music Director Eric Jacobsen takes a look at Bernstein’s music and life.
  • Monday, March 26, 2018: A Discussion of Beethoven Symphonies.
  • Monday, April 23: The history and versatility of the guitar.

All classes are held at the Plaza Live and begin at 5 PM, preceded by refreshments at 4:30 PM. $165 per person; $135 for Friends members.

$135 for Friends members  Charge to credit card or PayPal  $165 for non-Members

_____ Friends Members @ $135/person = $ _______
_____ Non-Members @ $165/person = $ _______
Total = $ _______

 

Grand Total = $ _______



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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