Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic
 
 

Friends Photo Albums

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2019 - 2020 - On the Road at Casa Feliz
Casa Feliz, Winter Park
February 20, 2020

An informance that gave us a peek into the music of the Havana Nights Pops concert. Guests enjoyed an array of music from Special Guest Gabriel Preisser who gave us a glimpse into this exciting music. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

2019 - 2020 Holiday Tea in the Garden
The Plaza Live, Orlando
December 7, 2019

A floral themed holiday event served on elegant china. Fine art, tea, scones, petit sandwiches and champagne tempted our appetites, and the Friends Boutique was open for our shopping pleasure. Entertainment by Roz Beck on the harp and the Opera Orlando Youth Company.
Click here for a short video of the Opera Orlando Youth Company performance

2019-2020 - Annual Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Swap
Interlaken Country Club, Winter Park
December 4, 2019

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2019-2020 - Season Opening Celebration
Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando
September 25, 2019

"On the Road to Steinmetz Hall" - Celebrating the start of the 2019-2020 season at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served in the rooftop pool lounge overlooking Steinmetz Hall, followed by a sit-down dinner in the ballroom. Our program featured Music Director Eric Jacobsen and OPO musicians.

2019-2020 - Musical Couples - Session 2
The Plaza Live, Orlando
August 25, 2019

The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic presented “Musical Couples”, a summer afternoon recital with couples from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Session 2 featured Rimma (violin) and Gabriel (Bassoon) Bergeron-Langlois and piano accompaniment. Champagne and light refreshments were served.
Click here for a short video of the performance

2019-2020 - Musical Couples - Session 1
The Plaza Live, Orlando
July 21, 2019

The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic presented “Musical Couples”, a summer afternoon recital with couples from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Session 1 featured Kathy (French Horn) and Jeff Thomas (Trombone) and piano accompaniment. Champagne and light refreshments were served.

2018-2019 - Season Wrap-Up Party
The Plaza Live, Orlando
June 1, 2019

Celebrating a wonderful 26th season at the Friends year-end shindig known by many as Jeans and Jewels. This is the Friends' traditional fun-filled wrap-up party featuring the music of the Beatles and others plus cocktails, dinner, dancing, and silent auction.

2018-2019 - April in Paris
The Watson's, Orlando
April 19, 2019

This up close and personal evening was designed to enhance your appreciation of the French Soirée concert on the following Saturday. Barry and Becky Watson hosted this elegant event in their lovely Lake Ivanhoe home. The evening featured Music Director Eric Jacobsen, Principal Flute Colleen Blagov cellist Jan Vogler and Soprano Gayssie Lugo, accompanied by Jae Jang, of the UCF Choral department.

2018-2019 - Mardi Gras Party
Schillhammer/Starks's, Orlando
March 5, 2019

Hosted by David Schillhammer and John Starks, we enjoyed jazz and wonderful New Orleans cuisine, King cakes, and more. David and John reprised their many wonderful Mardi Gras celebrations in their charming downtown home. Masquerade in your favorite costume and join the parade; an abundance of beads were provided

2018 - 2019 - The Art of the Tango: Buenos Aires Magic
The Plaza Live, Orlando
January 16, 2019

Imagine the Plaza Live transformed into an Argentine milonga, a tango dance event of passion and romance. This unique cultural event was sponsored by the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Sue and Larry Costin. Duo Sole featuring Violinist Alex Stevens and Violist Mauricio Cespedes Rivero were on hand to provide beautiful music, and professional tango dancers told us the story of the tango through exquisite dance techniques. Beverages, endless empanadas and tapas were provided.

Click here for short videos of the performance

2018-2019 - Annual Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Swap
Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park
December 5, 2018

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2018 - 2019 - A Victorian Holiday Tea
The Plaza Live, Orlando
December 8, 2018

Celebrating the holiday season with a beautifully served Victorian tea, featuring The Dickens Carolers and an extraordinary one-man “A Christmas Carol” performance by Southern Winds. The Friends Boutique was open for pre-holiday shopping pleasure. Entertainment sponsored by Lee Benz and Sandra McCourt.

2018 - 2019 - A Heavenly Evening
Goldman's, Winter Park
November 2, ,2018

Steve Goldman hosted the evening at his magnificent glass house, a spectacular place to see the sky and admire works of art by Chihuly and others. Music Director Eric Jacobsen led this informance about Holst's The Planets. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served under the stars.

2018 - 2019 - Party Like a Pirate
Chez Benz's, Winter Park
October 20, 2018

We Shivered Ye Timbers when Pirates gather at the amazingly decorated home of John and Lee Benz of Winter Park for an eerie evening of blood curdling fun. Hearty hors d’oeuvres, and a pint or two.

2017 - 2018 - Jeans & Jewels Goes West
The Plaza Live, Orlando
June 2, 2018

A rip-roaring good time at the traditional season wrap-up party. Wild Wild West cocktails, wine, appetizers, a delicious Bubbalous' BBQ, silent auction and dancing to the live music of Rainbow's End. Yahoo!

2017 - 2018 - Reception in Honor of Susan Bright
The Plaza Live, Orlando
May 22, 2018

A reception in honor of Susan Bright on the occasion of her upcoming wedding and retirement from the OPO staff.

2017 - 2018 - Sunday Cabaret
The Plaza Live, Orlando
April 15, 2018

An afternoon filled with song featuring Jackie Jones and OPO musicians. Sponsored in part by Todd and Shelly Morgan. Refreshments and cash bar.

2017 - 2018 - An Exceptional Evening at the Enzian
Enzian, Maitland
March 28, 2018

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 take us on a wonderful trip through many musical cultures. This event was hosted by David Schillhammer at the Enzian and sponsored by Bryce West. Refreshments before and during the show followed by a Q&A session led by David and Eric Jacobsen.

2017 - 2018 - Old Blue Eyes at the Plaza Live
The Plaza Live, Orlando
March 4, 2018

A trip down memory lane with the music of Frank Sinatra and friends featuring Albert George Schram. Refreshments and cash bar.

2017 - 2018 - Valentines and Bernstein
Lake Nona Country Club, Orlando
February 11, 2018

Bring your sweetie or BFF to the stunning Lake Nona Country Club for an elegant afternoon of refreshments and music. Sergei Kossenko, one our favorite pianist, entertained us with stories about, and music of, Leonard Bernstein. Sergei was accompanied by vocalist Alexandra Vargas. Sponsored in part by Diane and Robert Smedley.

2017-2018 - Carnival of the Animals
Central Florida Zoo, Sanford
January 27, 2018

Complimentary admission to the Zoo was provided part of the Friends reservation for this event which included a musical performance led by Mark Fischer. Non-alcoholic beverages included; cash bar for beer and wine. Rain or shine.

2017-2018 - Annual Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Swap
Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park
December 6, 2017

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2017-2018 - Holiday Tea at the Plaza
The Plaza Live, Orlando
December 2, 2017

An old-fashioned high tea in the Palm Garden at the Plaza (with Eloise no doubt peeking about). The lilting strings of the harp greeted us. Tables were set with vintage china. Ms. Bonnie Hansen, Vintage Historian, presented “Gibson Girl Mother and Flapper Daughter, the First Generation Gap.” This wonderful program appealed to several generations so daughters, grandchildren and friends enjoyed this unique presentation. Bonnie showcased vintage artifacts with her talk. This lovely start to the holiday season was perfect for sharing with others.

2017-2018 - Prelude to Beethoven and Mozart
Chez Benz's, Winter Park
November 16, 2017

John and Lee Benz opened their spectacular home for a special presentation by Susan Cohn Lackman who will drew contrasts between Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 38. Ms. Lackman is an American composer of contemporary classical music and professor of music theory and composition at Rollins College. She has traveled the world, absorbing music and art from many cultures. She holds a B.Mus.Ed. degree from Temple University, an M.A. from The American University, and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, as well as holding an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School at Rollings.

2017-2018 - 25th Anniversary Jubilee
The Mezz, Orlando
September 28, 2017

Season opening celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. All photos taken and copyrighted (c. 2017) by Brion Price. The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic appreciate Brion Price allowing us to use his work.

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2016-2017 - Rimma at Sunset
Mt. Dora Yatch Club, Mt. Dora
March 11, 2017

Stunning views provided the backdrop for Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, playing a sampling of the great Russian Masters accompanied by pianist Keiko Andrews. Janice Gruber and Paulette Stewart Johnson hosted this fabulous event in lovely Mount Dora.

2016-2017-For The Birds
Maitland Civic Center, Maitland
January 15, 2017

This delightful tribute to our winged friends featured 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 were on hand to add to our experience. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by the lake, sponsored in part by Scott and Elaine Taylor

2016-2017-Music Academy Session 2 - "Pulling Some Strings!"
The Plaza Live, Orlando
January 9, 2017

We are thrilled that Maestro Jacobsen presented a class about the string family of instruments. A famous cellist in his own right who plays in YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Maestro Jacobsen has special insight into the world of strings. Along with Rimma Bergeron Langlois, Concertmaster; Alexander Stevens, Principal Second Violin; Mauricio Cespedes Rivera, Principal Viola; and Don Michael Hill, Principal Bass, Eric shared the history of these instruments and their role in the orchestra today. Thanks to Bob Turner for taking these pictures.

2016-2017 - Friends Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Swap
Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park
December 7, 2016

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2016-2017 - A Taste of Candide
Maison & Jardin, Altamonte Spring
October 12, 2016

A French-themed luncheon buffet and educational program presented under the auspices of Dr. Mary Palmer. French historian, University of Georgia's Dr. Jennifer Palmer illuminated the writing of the lives and times revealed in this music. Maestro Jacobsen and several cast members joined us for some samplings from the opera.

2016-2017 - Season Opening Gala
The Plaza Live, Orlando
September 29, 2016

An Evening of Russian Romance. Celebrate the Opening of the Orlando Philharmonic’s 24th season which featured music of Russian Masters. This gala evening included cocktails, a wonderful sit-down dinner and the music of Maestro Eric Jacobsen and world-renowned violinist Steven Copes.

2015-2016 - Jeans & Jewels "On Safari"
Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park
June 4, 2016

Wrap up the season with this ever-popular party – live music, dancing, silent auction, drinks and full buffet at the Winter Park Garden Club

2015-2016 - Stravinsky and Ravel!
Rudez's, Orlando
April 18, 2016

Hosted by Julia & Tony Rudez. Supported in part by PNC Wealth Management. Maestro Jacobsen led this informance about the forthcoming "Dances of Stravinsky and Ravel" with Steve Beck who performed on Julia and Tony Rudez’s Steinway grand in their lovely home.

2015-2016 - Music Academy - The Art of Singing
The Plaza Live, Orlando
April 11, 2016

Orlando native and Broadway star Davis Gaines, who joined the OPO for the final Pop Series offering of the season on April 16th, shared his knowledge of the voice from a singer’s perspective, from technique and style to the tending and care of the instrument. This was an opportunity for an in-depth “Q and A” to learn more about Davis’ extensive career and his experience working with such illustrious composers as Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Herman.

2015-2016 - Pictures at an Exhibition!
Hagle's, Winter Park
March 21, 2016

Maestro Jacobsen talked about this beloved Mussorgsky composition and Ravel’s popular arrangements. Collaborating with Maestro Jacobsen was visual artist Kevork Mourad who, through the use of his spontaneous painting technique, visually captured the grandeur of the composition. Marc and Sharon Hagle hosted this event in their spectacular Winter Park home. Cocktails and hearty hors d’oeuvres.

Click here for short video of Mourad's performance

2015-2016 - Music Academy - Percussion World
The Plaza Live, Orlando
March 7, 2016

Percussion instruments are played by either being struck, shaken, or scraped and are the oldest instruments in the world. Many have been in existence for thousands of years. Today, they are the backbone of the orchestra! Principal Percussionist John Patton and Principal Timpanist Carl Rendek took us on a fascinating tour of percussion, teaching us the history of music’s oldest family and even performing solos.

2015-2016 - Celebrating David Schillhammer
The Plaza Live, Orlando
February 14, 2016

The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra threw a party for their dear friend David Schillhammer in appreciation of his great work during 16 years as Executive Director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

2015-2016 - Mardi Gras Celebration
Schillhammer/Starks's, Orlando
February 9, 2016

David Schillhammer and John Starks hosted this extraordinary costume Mardi Gras Celebration with all the trimmings: music, Cajun fare, brisket, cornbread, jumbalaya, gumbo, New Orleans favorite drinks, and, yes, even a King cake.

2015-2016 - Music Academy - The History of the Concerto
The Plaza Live, Orlando
February 1, 2016

During the 2015-2016 season the OPO performed nine beautiful concerti for the Classics and Focus Series composed by Bach, Copland, Mozart, Ravel, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Glazunov, and Beethoven. Principal Bassoon Diane Bishop, assisted by Keiko Andrews on the piano, discussed this form of music and its history.

2015-2016 - The Magic & Mystery of "Eroica!"
East End market, Orlando
January 23, 2016

Hosted by Lee and John Benz, supported in Part by PNC Wealth Management. Maestro Eric Jacobsen discussed Beethoven’s mysterious symphony No. 3, composed in the Napoleonic era.

2015-216 - Brahms and Beyond!
Miller's, Windermere
January 14, 2016

Hosted by Galen Miller and supported in part by PNC Wealth Managements. The charming and talented JoAnn Falletta returned to Orlando. JoAnn has been hailed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation.” She was accompanied by Michael Ludwig on violin.

2015-016 - Friends Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Swap
Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park
December 2, 2015

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2015-2016 - Music Academy - Maurice Ravel
The Plaza Live, Orlando
December 1, 2015

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) was a French composer, pianist, and conductor often associated with impressionism. In the 1920s and 30s, he was France’s greatest living composer! Music Director Eric Jacobsen chose Ravel to be the musical thread throughout the 2015-16 Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) season. In this class, he elaborated on Ravel’s life including composers who influenced him and also those who Ravel influenced.

2015-2016 - The Maestro's Debut Gala Dinner
The Mezz, Orlando
October 22, 2015

Music abounds as we welcomed the Orchestra’s great new Music Director, Eric Jacobsen, to town. Eric was joined by world-renowned concert pianist Joyce Yang. This elegant gala event included cocktails, sit-down dinner, performances, and a prelude to Eric’s first official appearance in Orlando.

2015-2016 - The Hot Sardines: Pre-Concert Martini Bar
UCF Create, Orlando
October 10, 2015

Friends Martini Bar to celebrate the opening of the POPS season with the HOT SARDINES. George Schram introduced us to these inspiring jazz artists.

2014-2015 - Derby Day Party - Run for the Roses
Schillhammer/Starks's, Orlando
May 2, 2015

Kentucky Derby Day party hosted by David Schillhammer and John Starks at their welcoming Orlando home. Wagering permitted; hats required for ladies.

2014-2015 - Music Academy - Session 4 - Opera: Tosca
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Orlando
April 29, 2015

Maestro Joel Revzen conducted "Tosca" in May of 2015 with the Orlando Philharmonic. To prepare us for one of world’s most beloved operas, Maestro Revzen, Stage Director Henry Akina and Production and Costume Designer Bobbie Demme-San Filippo shared their insights into this famous production which debuted in Rome in 1900.

2014-2015 - Behind the Curtain: Tosca Informance
Levin's, Winter Park
April 16, 2015

Maestro Joel Revzen and cast members as the Levin’s once again generously opened their home for a preview of the exciting Tosca. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

2014-2015 - Leslie and Rimma Informance
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando
March 19, 2015

Maestro Leslie Dunner and Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois teamed up to bring you a beautiful informance, hosted by Frank Santos and Dan Dantin in the exquisite Butler Room of the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Cocktails and elegant reception.

2014-2015 - Membership Meeting with Leslie Dunner
John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
March 18, 2015

General membership meeting with Music Director finalist Leslie Dunner

2014-2015 - A Musical Collage
The Plaza Live, Orlando
March 3, 2015

Featuring principal players of the Orlando Philharmonic playing favorite solos or small ensemble pieces. Colleen Blagov - Flute; Duo Sole: Alexander Stevens (Violin) and Mauricio Cespedes (Guitar); Mark Fisher - Natural and Moden French Horn; Nikolay Blagov - Clarinet; Rimma Bergeron-Langlois - Violin; accompanied by Keiko Andrews on piano.

2014-2015 - Meyer on Mozart with Conrad Tao Informance
Levin's, Winter Park
February 19, 2015

Maestro Dirk Meyer and world-renown pianist Conrad Tao, then age 20, who first appeared with the Phil at age 13. This outstanding event was held in the lovely home of Mitch and Swantje Levin of Winter Park. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

2014-2015 - Membership Meeting with Dirk Meyer
John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
February 16, 2015

General membership meeting with Music Director finalist Dirk Meyer.

2014-2015 - Music Academy - Session 3 - 20th Cent. Am. Composers
John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
Fevruary 12, 2015

Maestro Steven Jarvi and composer Adam Schoenberg discussed 20th century American composers such as Copland, Sondheim, Bernstein, Barber, Gershwin and Cole Porter!

2014-2015 - Music Academy - Session 2 - "The Jazz Professors"
The Plaza Live, Orlando
January 12, 2015

Back by popular demand, we offered a follow-up on jazz, but with a twist! Jeff Rupert and the Jazz Professors performed a Stan Getz Tribute with Orlando Philharmonic musicians.

2014-2015 - Jacobsen and Wu Man Informance
Benz's, Winter Park
January 8, 2015

Meet & greet for Maestro Eric Jacobsen and learning 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

2014-2015 - Membership Meeting with Eric Jacobsen
John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
January 7, 2016

General membership meeting with Music Director finalist Eric Jacobsen.

2014-2015 Music Academy - Session 1 - The Art of Chamber Music
Aloft Hotel, Orlando
December 14, 2014

Maestro Eric Jacobson provided an overview of the art of chamber music (sponsored by Michael Elsberry and Sally Blackmun). Originally, this music was performed in a small space, few instruments were used, and there was no conductor. Maestro Jacobson elaborated on this art with the help of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Rimma Bergeron-Langlois (Concertmaster), Alex Stevens (Principal Second Violinist), Mauricio Cespedes Rivero (Principal Violist), and Ron Gardiner (Principal Cellist).

2014-2015 - Friends Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Swap
Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park
December 3, 2014

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2014-2015 - Jarvi on Berlioz
Rugrieri's, Windermere
November 6, 2014

Enjoyed an up close and personal experience with Maestro Steven Jarvi who discussed “Symphonie Fantistique” at Audrey and John Ruggieri's elegant Islesworth home for this unique event.

2014-2015 - Membership Meeting with Steven Jarvi
John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
November 5, 2014

General membership meeting with Music Director finalist Steven Jarvi.

2014-2015 - Future Search Conference
The Plaza Live, Orlando
Octiber 15, 2014

An interactive workshop to facilitate planning for the future.

2014-2015 - Opening Night Gala
UCF Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, Orlando
September 20, 2014

The Friends welcome in the Phil’s 22nd season, featuring a program introduction by Alondra de la Parra.  Music, mingling, cocktails, and sit-down dinner. Black tie optional.

2014-2015 - An Evening with Alondra de la Parra: All About Mahler
Alfond Inn, Winter Park
September 18, 2014

Maestro de la Parra gave a preview of the season’s opening night concert. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Alfond Inn, Winter Park, sponsored by Bryce West.

2014-2015 - Membership Meeting with Alondra De La Parra
John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
September 17, 2014

General membership meeting with Music Director finalist Alondra De La Parra

2014-2015 - New Member Coffee
Patterson's, Longwood
September 11, 2014

New member coffee.

2014-2015 - Young Patrons Friends Reception
The Plaza Live, Orlando
August 4, 2014

The Friends welcomed Young Patrons at a pre-concert reception before Sounds of Summer concert.

2013-2014 - Friends Reception and Annual Report
Winter Park Racket Club, Winter Park
June 18, 2014

2013-2014 - Jeans & Jewels - An Evening in Paris
Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park
June 7, 2014

Put on your dancin’ shoes and join the Friends for this final event of the Phil’s 21st season. Guests enjoyed plenty of music, cocktails, great food and great fun at this very popular party.

2013-2014 - Behind the Curtain: La Traviata
Miller's, Winter Park
May 8, 2014

Join Maestro Christopher Wilkins and Director Frank McClain for an inside glimpse of Verdi’s La Traviata and the fascinating Violetta, hosted at Kathy and Steve Miller’s lovely home. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

2013-2014 - Derby Day Party
Schillhammer/Starks's, Orlando
May 3, 2014

Kentucky Derby Day party hosted by David Schillhammer and John Starks at their welcoming Orlando home. Wagering permitted; hats required for ladies.

2013-2014 - Wine Tasting at Encore Farms
Encore Farms, Sorrento
April 27, 2014

Encore Farms reprises last year’s fabulous wine tasting event, hosted by Elaine and Scott Taylor at their beautiful Sorrento estate. Of course, there will be wine, music and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres at this fabulous outdoor venue.

2013-2014 - Thank-You to Christopher Wilkins
Brand's, Orlando
March 19, 2014

2013-2014 - An Evening of Jazz with Byron Stripling
Steinmetz's, Winter Park
February 23, 2014

Get up close and personal with Byron Stripling at this exciting event, hosted by Chuck Steinmetz. Cocktails and lovely hors d’oeuvres.

2013-2014 Holiday Luncheon
Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park
December 4, 2013

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2013-2014 Beethoven & Blackburn Informance
Casebier's, Winter Park
November 12, 2013

Celebrate with Kenneth and Ann Murrah, recipients of the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Service Award, at the home of John and Jennifer Casebier, co-hosted by Lael and Duncan DeWahl, and featuring Maestro Joel Revson. Enjoy cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres.

2013-2014 Plaza Live Introduction
The Plaza Live, Orlando
September 18, 2013

2012-2013 Encore Farms Wine Tasting
Encore Farm, Sorrento
March 24, 2013

The Friends enjoyed an afternoon at Scott and Elaine Taylor’s beautiful Sorrento estate. Sipping a variety of wines as you enjoyed the paddocks of miniature horses and spectacular koi ponds amid works of art, sculpture and exotic flowers. Included wines, hors d’oeuvres and music.

2012-2013 Music Academy
January 7 and March 29, 2013

"Bring on the Brass!" and "Backstage/Onstage with the Philharmonic at Cirque de la Symphonie!" sessions from the 2012-2013 Musica Academy sessions.

2012-2013 Holiday Luncheon
Interlachen Country CLub, Winter Park
December 5, 2012

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2012-2013 - Friends Meet and Greet
Hoffman's, St. Cloud
October 28, 2012

The annual Meet and Greet was held at the Hoffman residence in St. Cloud.

2012-2013 - Opening Night Gala
Orlando Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Orlando
September 28, 2012

Celebrating the Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary Season with music, mingling, cocktails, and a sumptuous dinner with a French-inspired dinner as Maestro Christopher Wilkins delivered an exciting preview of Mahler’s Third Symphony. Then cross the street for the 8:30 performance, followed by an elegant post concert reception.

2011-2012 - Jeans & Jewels Goes Hawaiian
Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park
June 9, 2012

Wrap up the season at The Friends’ most popular party. Guests enjoyed plenty of music, cocktails, great food and great fu

2011-2012 - Casino Royale
Brand's, Orlando
May 19, 2012

Tried our luck at the tables for a great cause and fun-filled evening, hosted by Connie and Roy Brand and the Friends

2011-2012 - Friends Meet and Greet
DeWahl's, Winter Park
March 18, 2012

General Meeting combined business, social interaction, great food and entertainment. Our Special Guest was Nicolay Blagov, Principal clarinet of the Orchestra.

2011-2012 - Mardi Gras Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation
Schillhammer/Stark's, Orlando
February 21, 2012

2011-2012 - Friends Holiday Luncheon
Interlachen Country CLub, Winter Park
December 5, 2012

Our annual holiday luncheon meeting with festively-wrapped items - something creative, clean and fun that are no longer wanted for the White Elephant Swap!

2011-2012 - Night at the Oscars
Hagle's, Winter Park
October 22, 2011

Hosted by Sharon and Marc Hagle, in their Winter Park home. Celebrated the magic of the movies with guest conductor Dirk Meyer and John Goberman, Emmy Award-winning producer of Live from Lincoln Center. Come as your favorite movie character or actor

2011-2012 - Opening Night Gala, "A Taste of Italy on the Piazza"
Orlando Sheraton Downtown, Orlando
September 24, 2011

Begin the Orchestra’s nineteenth season at this lovely celebration honoring Carol Stanley Fenner, first recipient of the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Service Award. Enjoy music, mingling, cocktails, and Italian dinner as Maestro Christopher Wilkins presents a special concert preview. Dinner guests are invited to an exclusive backstage reception following the concert

2010-2011 - Jeans and Jewels Speakeasy
Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park
June 4, 2011

This fantastic season wrap-up party takes on a new look with all the same great fun - silent auction, good food and great music. Get out your glad rags and save the date. Sponsorship opportunities abound. Costumes Encouraged

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