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.
General Membership - Wednesday May 18, 2016 - 3:30 PM at the Plaza Live. Joni Hanze-Bjella, Associate Concertmaster, will be our guest speaker. 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!
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
Wrap up the season with this ever-popular party – live music, dancing, silent auction, drinks and full buffet at the Winter Park Garden Club. $90 per person; $70 for Friends members. Please go to the Fabulous Fundraisers page to sign up.
2016 - 2017 Fundraisers
Friends Music Academy
A four-part music appreciation series for the 2016-2017 season features the following:
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!