We have two support groups for the orchestra: The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic, and Overture! Young Patrons Group.
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
Please join us for these upcoming Friends’ Fundraising Events
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
BE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT
Overture brings together like-minded young professionals who have a love of music and a desire to learn more about how to support the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Overture members have access to exclusive social events with orchestra musicians, and opportunities to attend pre-concert socials and concerts at a discounted price. Connect with new friends, get more out of every concert, and support the orchestra by becoming a member of Overture today!
2012/2013 OVERTURE EVENTS
The following Overture events are available to members at a special rate of $29 each. Admission includes concert seating with other Overture members, plus entrance to pre-concert events.
· November 12 Membership Mixer at Shakai Sushi
· February 9, pre-concert martini bar and My Funny Valentine at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre*
· February 26, pre-concert socializing and Principal Winds at the MEZZ*
· March 30, pre-concert martini bar and Cirque de la Symphonie at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre*
· April 9, pre-concert socializing and Principal Strings at the MEZZ*
· April 16, pre-concert socializing and Principal Brass at the MEZZ*
OVERTURE MEMBERSHIP PERKS
Membership fees are just $40 per year. (Purchase by January 22, 2013 and your membership is good through August 31, 2014!) As a member, you will receive:
· Invitations to overture-sponsored activities such as pre- and post-concert gatherings, volunteer opportunities and other networking events.
· Opportunities to network with like-minded young professionals
· Reserved concert seating with other Overture members, and special discounts on tickets
· Special discounts on tickets to orchestra fundraisers and special events.
· Invitation to the annual Overture! Membership Mixer
For questions about Overture events, call 407-896-6700 x236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available approximately 30 days before each event. The best way to stay in touch is to sign up for Overture emails, or “Like” Overture’s official facebook page.