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 - Wednesday June 15 - 4:00 PM at the Winter Park Racquet Club. This is our final meeting of the year. Please see the Meetings page to make your reservation.

Board of Directors - Wednesday June 15, 2016, 3:00PM (if needed).

Plaza 'Live' Construction Progress Pictures

Pictures and descriptions of the construction progress at the Plaza 'Live" are available on our FaceBook page. Click here to go right to them. You need not be a member of Facebook to view the pictures. Just click the link and start browsing!

Up-Coming Events

Eight 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.

Jeans and Jewels On Safari
Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park
June 4, 2016 - 7PM

Come join Simone (the official mascot of the Friends) in the jungles of Mead Gardens for a wild time as Jeans and Jewels goes on Safari. Our traditional season wrap-up party returns this year with dinner, dancing, silent auction and great fun. Of course, the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra. $90 per person; $70 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

2016 - 2017 Fundraisers

Friends Music Academy
The Sounds of Music 2016-2017
December 5, 2016; January 9, 2017; March 6, 2017; and April 17, 2017

A four-part music appreciation series for the 2016-2017 season features the following:

  • Monday, December 5: Russian Masters and a Salute to John Adams featuring Music Director Eric Jacobsen;
  • Monday, January 9: Pulling Some Strings! with Maestro Eric Jacobsen, Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, Alexander Stevens, Mauricio Cespedes Rivera and Don Michael Hill;
  • Monday, March 6, The History of Symphonic Choral Works with Dr. David Brunner;
  • Monday, April 17: The Mystery of the Harp with Rosalind Beck.

All classes will be held at the Plaza Live.

The class is limited to 100 students. Friends have until June 1, 2016 to register before the class is offered to the public. The cost is $135 for members of the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic.Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.

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!

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

The Friends' website is under continual development. Please click here to see recent changes. If you have comments or suggestions, please contact the webmaster.