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:
- 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.
- Order and Pay By Phone - Call the office at 407-896-6700 x236.
- 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.
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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
A Wonderful Way to Celebrate!
Elegant Experiences Designed for Education and Enjoyment!
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Opportunities for Adults to Learn About Various Aspects of Music and Enhance Their Appreciation of Our Orchestra!
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Earlier Events This Season
In addition to the events listed above we also sponsored a number of other events earlier this season. We hope that you were able to join us for our earlier fabulous fundraisers which are shown below. The money raised at these, and all of our events, go to the operation of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic.
You can see photographs taken at many of our events on our Facebook page.
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.
A Taste of Candide
A French-themed luncheon and educational program featuring French historian, University of Georgia Dr. Jennifer Palmer, who 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.
Oktoberfest at Ten10 Brewery
Come raise a glass and have a snack with OPO musicians and friends at Ten10 Brewery on Virginia. Prosit! $30 per person; $25 for Friends; $15 for OPO musicians.
The ABC’s of Music
Join us to discover some of the inner workings of music and have your burning questions answered. Ms. Jamie Strefeler, Principal Oboe performer of the OPO, will share her insights, and there will be plenty of Q&A time. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 PM, followed by class at 5 PM. $35 per person; $30 for Friends.
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.
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.
Creating an Opera
An informative luncheon featuring Dr. Stella Sung speaking on “Creating an Opera”. Dr. Sung is a Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida, the Director of UCF-Create and former composer in residence with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra and the Dayton (Ohio) Performing Arts Alliance. She is recognized as a national and international composer. Dr. Sung will tell us about creating two new operas she has written, “The Red Silk Thread” and “The Book Collector.” $85 per person; $70 for Friends members; $25 for OPO musicians.
Rimma at Sunset
Stunning views will provide the backdrop for Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, playing a sampling of the great Russian Masters. Janice Gruber and Paulette Stewart Johnson are hosting this fabulous event in lovely Mount Dora, complete with champagne, wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres. $130 per person; $100 for Friends members.
Up, Up and Away
A preview of The Final Frontier concert and a look at space travel through music together with costume displays. Join in the adventure with cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres $130 per person; $100 for Friends members.
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 questions about this series, please email Debhalye@aol.com or call her at (407) 240-5676.
The class is limited to 100 students. The cost is $165 per person, $135 for Friends members.
December 5th, 2016 (Monday): Russian Masters and a Salute to John Adams Music Director Eric Jacobsen will discuss and
share the music of amazing Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich, among others.
He will also introduce John Adams, one of the most acclaimed living composers of our time, in celebration of his 70th birthday.
All of these composers are featured throughout the year with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. You won’t want to miss
this exciting introduction to the 2016/2017 season.