Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic

Upcoming Events

We are currently busy planning our events for the coming 2022-2023 season. Information concerning all of our events planned for the coming season will be added later this summer.

Events Mail-In Order Form

Fill in the number of attendees for the desired events, calculate your total payment and send this form along with your check or credit card information to:

   Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
   c/o Bea Hoelle-Hawes
   114 Hollie Ct
   Maitland, FL 32751

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2021-22 Season Events

We hope that you were able to join us for our 2021-22 season fabulous fundraisers which are shown below. The money raised at these, and all of our events, go to the operation of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic.

You can see photographs taken at many of our events on our web site album.

Symphony of Autumn Colors Celebration
A Benefit for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
The Plaza Live

September 22, 2021, 6PM

Opening night of the Orlando Philharmonic’s 2021-2022 Season is fast approaching and it will be kicked off by a not-to-be missed elegant Friends evening at The Plaza Live! Enjoy a fabulous dining experience while listening to the melodic sounds of Eric Jacobsen and our Philharmonic Principals. Libations will be served at 6:00 p.m. with a champagne toast at 7:00 p.m., followed by a delicious dinner! Cocktail attire is requested. $175.00/person

Reservations must be made on or before September 15, 2021.

Virtuoso Pianist Benjamin Hochman
The Home of Debra Lupton
Wednesday, November 3, 2021: 6:30 PM

The New York Times wrote “classical music doesn’t get better than this” referring to Jerusalem-born virtuoso pianist and conductor, Benjamin Hochman. Debra Lupton hosts this special evening featuring Mr. Hochman who has performed with top orchestras around the world. Seating is limited. $125 per person.

Stella Sung
Winter Park University Club
Sunday, December 5, 2021: 2:00 PM

Nationally and internationally known, Stella Sung will share how she composes music for opera. Professor Sung is a multifaceted composer, musician, and is the Director of UCF’s Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment. This December 17-19, Opera Orlando premieres The Secret River with music composed by Stella Sung. $125 per person.

Friends Musical Insights 2022
The Plaza Live
January 10; February 14; March 7; and April 4, 2022

Reservations are now open for this 4-part, award-winning, music awareness series. Responding to audience members’ requests, this season promises to be an interesting and engaging exploration of a diverse array of musical subjects. No knowledge of music is required! Come prepared to listen, learn, and have fun with friends, both old and new. All classes are held at the Plaza Live and begin at 5 PM with refreshments at 4:30 PM. A virtual option may be available if necessary. Series: $175 per person; $135 for Friends members.

Spring Tea
University Club of Winter Park
Sunday, April 3, 2022: 1:00 PM

Spring has sprung and we want to celebrate with an afternoon tea 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Sunday April 3, 2022. This is a perfect event to treat your kids or grandkids and have fun sporting spring hats or fascinators while you enjoy the delectable tea sandwiches, scones and sweet treats catered by A Sweet Tea Memory. Harpist Jan Jennings will augment our British Tea Experience with soothing music that facilitates an intimate soiree. A variety of tea settings will provide the décor for this leisurely British dining tradition. Our attendance limit is 75, so sign up early for this fun event. $75 per person.

Jeremy Kittel
A Barbecue The Home of Mary Palmer
Wedensday, April 20, 2022: 6:30 PM

GRAMMY nominated violin/fiddle player, Jeremy Kittel, will be the special guest at the lovely home of Dr. Mary Palmer. Jeremy’s eclectic music styles include celtic, jazz, classical, bluegrass, folk music and more! This nationally known musician and composer will dazzle us with his virtuosity. $125 per person.

Jeffrey Redding
The Home of Barry & Becky Watson
Tuesday, May 3, 2022: 6:30 PM

Dr. Jeffrey Redding, the new Director of Choral Activities at the University of Central Florida, and the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient will provide a captivating overview of the cantata, Carmina Burana, at the lovely home of Barry and Becky Watson. Dr. Redding has won many awards including top director at the International Music Festival in Verona, Italy. $125 per person.

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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