Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic

Membership Renewal

This year (2023) we are asking everyone to renew using US Mail. You should have received a letter to this effect in the latter half of May. If you did not receive this letter or misplaced it, you can print the membership information form by clicking HERE (Membership Form) to be directed to the proper page. The address to which you should send the form, along with your check, is listed at the bottom of the form.

You should also use the above mentioned membership information form if you want to JOIN the Friends for the first time.

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 - October 10, 2023 at 3:30PM, at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Winter Park. Check our Meetings page for future membership meetings and to RSVP.

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.

Mystery Event
Invitation Coming in the Mail
October, 2023

Thinking outside of the box, we’ve come up with a unique and fun way to support our own newly-branded Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. We guarantee that it will mesh perfectly with your busy schedule. Watch your mailbox in early October for details.

Who knows where? Who knows when? You decide the cost!

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 jazzy, brassy music of the season by the OPO’s brass, even though in FL it snows “only in your dreams.” 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. All sessions take place in the Palmer Room at the Plaza Live.

  • CHELSEA GALLO: OPO’S MULTI-FACETED PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR • JAN 23, 2024 – 5:00 P.M. Considered a rising star in the conducting world, and known for her collaborations toward uniting the worlds of science and music, Maestro Gallo entertains us with her dazzling talk about everything musical and more!
  • JAMES LEE III: AMERICAN COMPOSER EXTRAORDINAIRE! • FEBRUARY 20, 2024 – 5:00 P.M. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a composer’s exclusive inside view of the birth of a composition. His new Piano Concerto, “Shades of Unbroken Dreams”, will be premiered by the Orlando Philharmonic on February 24 and 25.
  • THE TROMBONE – POWERHOUSE OF THE ORCHESTRA • MARCH 19, 2024 – 5:00 P.M. Experience an in-depth look at this fascinating and very unique instrument. You will be captivated by the trombone’s versatility, glorious sound, and surprising history.
  • A COLLABORATION OF CHOIRS AND ORCHESTRAS: A JOURNEY OF JOY • APRIL 30, 2024 – 5:00 P.M. Sharing insights and reflections on the magnificent Choral Orchestral repertoire, they will discuss details and nuances of Mahler’s “Resurrection Symphony” (Symphony #2), to be performed by the Orlando Philharmonic May 11 and 12, joined by Stetson & UCF choirs.

Two Package Options

  • Full Series: $175 per person • $135 for Friends members (All 4 sessions)
  • Mini-Series: $155 per person • $115 for Friends members (Any 3 sessions at subscriber's choice)

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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