Please join us for the Friends’ 2012-2013 Fundraising Events
The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Its mission is to 1) Promote community awareness and appreciation of the Philharmonic. 2) Provide volunteer support to the Philharmonic staff, and 3) Contribute to the financial strength of the Philharmonic. To learn more about the Friends, visit www.FriendsOrlandoPhil.org
Sat, Sept 29, 2012 at 6 pm
Opening Night Gala: 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Sheraton Orlando Downtown, across from the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Celebrate the orchestra’s 20th Anniversary Season with music, mingling, cocktails, and a sumptuous
French-inspired dinner as Maestro Christopher Wilkins delivers an exciting preview of Mahler’s
Third Symphony. Then cross the street for the 8:30 performance, followed by an elegant post
concert reception. Black tie optional; $100 per person; $90 for Friends members.
Complimentary valet parking at the Sheraton is included. Concert tickets sold separately.
Thurs, Nov 1, 2012 at 7 pm
Behind the Curtain: The Marriage of Figaro
Home of Audrey & John Ruggieri, Windermere
Learn all about Mozart’s opera, “The Marriage of Figaro” at an exciting informance featuring conductor
Joel Revzen with performances by members of the opera cast. Enjoy live operatic music, cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres. $125 per person; $100 for Friends members.
Tues, Nov 13, 2012 at 7 pm
A Tribute to Philharmonic Heroes
Home of Jim and Alexis Pugh, Winter Park
This special event honors Lynn and Chuck Steinmetz, recipients of the Philharmonic’s John O. Blackburn
Distinguished Service Award. Maestro Christopher Wilkins, Composer Stella Sung, and Concertmaster
Rimma Bergeron-Langlois will be featured. Guests will enjoy music, cocktails and wonderful refreshments.
$125 per person; $100 for Friends members.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 7 pm
My Funny Valentine Dinner
Home of Bryce West, Windermere
Treat your Valentine to an evening with Friends! Grab your guy, gal or pal and join the party. Maestro
Albert-George Schram and Michael Andrew are teaming up to provide a spectacular time, sure to be loved
by all. Guests will enjoy drinks, dinner and entertainment.
$100 per person; $75 for Friends members.
Sun, March 24, 2013 at 3 pm
Wine Tasting at Encore Farms
Home of Scott & Elaine Taylor, Sorrento
Join the Friends for an afternoon at Scott and Elaine Taylor’s beautiful Sorrento estate. Sip a variety of wines as you enjoy the paddocks of miniature horses and spectacular koi ponds amid works of art, sculpture and exotic flowers. This is a one-of-a-kind event you won’t want to miss! Includes wines, hors d’oeuvres and music. $125 per person, $100 for Friends. Register online www.FriendsOrlandoPhil.org or call 407-896-6700
Tues, April 23, 2013 at 7 pm
Behind the Curtain: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Home of John and Rita Lowndes, Winter Park
Great Shakes! Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday at the home of John and Rita Lowndes with co-hosts
Michael Elsberry and Sally Blackmun. Maestro Christopher Wilkins, Director Jim Helsinger and cast
members from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” team up to give you an inside look at the Philharmonic’s April 27 production. $125 per person; $100 for Friends members.
Sat, June 8, 2013 at 7 pm
Jeans & Jewels
Winter Park Garden Club, Mead Gardens
Put on the glitz for the final event of the Philharmonic’s 20th anniversary season. Guestswill enjoy
music, dancing, silent auction, cocktails and full buffet at this very popular party.
$75 per person; $65 for Friends members.
Mondays: Jan 7, Jan 28 and Feb 11, and Friday, March 29, 2013 at 5 pm
Friends Music Academy: “Sounds of Music 2013”
Symphony Square (Loch Haven Park) / Bob Carr
Sign up early for this popular evening educational series, designed to enhance your appreciation for the
Philharmonic and classical music. Enrollment is limited. Friends members have first priority until
October 1. This year’s series includes “Bring on the Brass!,” “History of the Symphony,” “The
Building Blocks of Music,” and “Backstage with Cirque de la Symphonie.”
$150 per person for the fullseries; $125 for Friends members.
To register for events visit www.FriendsOrlandoPhil.org or call (407) 896-6700 x 236