The Friends is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra of Orlando, Florida by:
- Promoting community awareness and appreciation of the Orchestra through social, cultural and educational events and programs directed towards current as well as the next generation of symphonic music patrons.
- Contributing to the financial strength of the Orchestra.
- Providing volunteer support to the Orchestra's management and staff.
Recent Schedule Changes
- The location of the May 13 general membership meeting has changed. Our meeting will be held in the Germaine Marvel Building of the Maitland Art and History Center. Please go to the Meetings page to RSVP or for directions.
General Membership - Friends Luncheon Meeting: Election of Officers and Directors - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12 Noon.
Board of Directors - Wednesday May 6, 2015, 12:30PM at the Orchestra offices.
Thirteen fundraising events have been planned for this year. The next couple of events are described below. Please visit our Fabulous Fundraisers events page for details on all of our events and to register.
Derby Day Party, Run for the Roses
Wagering permitted benefiting the Philharmonic; hats required for ladies. $75 per person; $50 for Friends.Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
Jeans and Jewels "Boots and Bling" and Party @ the Plaza
This year Jeans & Jewels is being merged with OPO's Party @ The Plaza. Hosted at the orchestra’s new home, The Plaza ‘Live’, guests will have the opportunity to “choose their own musical experiences.” As they make their way through the Plaza Theater, guests will sample food and drink from multiple catering stations, browse an array of exciting musical experiences in the silent auction, and experience five spaces of musical entertainment, including the outdoor stage, a piano lounge, two concert stages, and pop-up musical surprises throughout the evening. Music genres range from Rock, to Classical, to Jazz, and more. Tickets will be available through the OPO box office. $75 per person advanced purchase; $65 for Friends. Day of event price is $85 per person.
Pictures from Previous Events
Pictures from some of our previous events (for both this and previous years) are available for viewing on our Facebook page.
NOTE: You need not be a member of Facebook to view the pictures. Just click the link and start browsing!