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 - Friends Membership Meeting - Our next meeting will be our Holiday Luncheon at the Winter Park Racquet Club on December 12, 2023. Please signup and select your entree on our Meetings page.

Board of Directors -Check our Meetings page for future Board of Directors meetings.

Up-Coming Events

Six fundraising events have been planned so far for this year with the possibility of more being added at a later time. The next four events are described below. Please visit our Fabulous Fundraisers events page for details on all of our events and to register.

Dreaming of A White Christmas
Home of Barry & Becky Watson
December 6, 2023: 6PM

Barry and Becky Watson are hosts for this elegant event in their lovely Lake Ivanhoe residence. Let's all gather to celebrate with food, drink, and Best in Brass performing jazzy, brassy music of the season, featuring OPO trombonist Joey Vascik. Even though in Florida it snows "only in your dreams," we can still dream of a White Christmas. The lake will not be frozen, so leave your ice skates at home! $115 for Friends; $125 per others.

Please visit our Fabulous Fundraisers events page to sign up.

Friends Musical Insights 2024
The Plaza Live
January 23; February 20; March 19; and April 30, 2024

A National Award-Winning, Four-Part Music Awareness Series Presented by The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring the Friends’ traditional hospitality in an intimate setting.

A great holiday gift for the music-lover in your life or treat yourself!
New! Single tickets now available to celebrate the renovation of the Plaza Live.

The location of all sessions will be announced in the future

Prior reservations are required for all sessions.

Reservations can be made as follows:

  • Full Series - entrance to all sessions - $175 per person • $135 for Friends members
  • Mini-Series - entrance to 3 sessions of your choice - $155 per person • $115 for Friends members
  • Individual - entrance to any one session of your choice - $55 per person.

Please visit our Fabulous Fundraisers events page to sign up.

The Tango Experience
Location TBA
February 9, 2024: 7PM

Guest artists from QuinTango are joined by members of the OPO for an evening of chamber tango at a spectacular Spanish-style residence on Lake Virginia. Their distinctive “chamber tango” style blends intimacy and bravado with passion and precision. Post-concert, enjoy a pool side tango demonstration with dancers from Buenos Aires! Celebrating their 25th anniversary, QuinTango’s past performances include the White House for the President of Argentina, 11 years at Piccolo Spoleto, international tours of France, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Mexico. $175 for Friends; $185 per others.

Please visit our Fabulous Fundraisers events page to sign up.


Pictures from Previous Events

Pictures from some of our previous events are available for viewing here.

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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