Education & Community

Special Events

Annual FREE Family Concert Sponsored by Dr. Phillips Charities

An annual tradition since 2012, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra partners with Dr. Phillips Charities to present a FREE outdoor concert in honor of Della Phillips.  This family-friendly event includes free parking, fun pre-show entertainment including instrument try-out stations and a performance by Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds!

Concert dates and more information about the concert will be posted Fall 2016, so check back soon or like us on Facebook to stay in the loop.

About Della Phillips

Della Phillips, the wife of Dr. P. Phillips, was a native of Mobile, Alabama.  During their marriage of 58 years, Dr. and Mrs. Phillips raised two sons, built a successful citrus and commercial real estate business and contributed significant time, talent and resources to the Orlando community.  Mrs. Phillips was an accomplished musician, classically trained in piano and music theory.  She shared her love for the arts with family and friends, believing classical music and performance provided not only entertainment, but also intellectual stimulation.  Dr. and Mrs. Phillips regularly invited world-class artists to perform at their home on Lake Lucerne in downtown Orlando to which they had added a carriage house with living quarters designed to accommodate musicians and a second floor ballroom to entertain guests and host performances.  Following each performance, guests enjoyed a sumptuous buffet supper.  These Sunday afternoon musicals evolved into a major society event in Orlando, where business and community leaders met to socialize and network. To learn more, visit

About Dr. Phillips Charities

The Dr. Phillips name has been a major economic and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. Dr. Phillips Charities (Dr. Phillips, Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation) uses the earnings from its investment and real estate income to give financial assistance to hundreds of charities serving primarily in Orange and Osceola counties.  To date, Dr. Phillips has contributed more than $160 million in grants and pledges.

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Expectant Parents Concert

Learn more about how music can help you bond with your baby, as well as how it benefits your child’s brain and language development, physical health, mood, and more! Exclusively for expectant parents, this ground-breaking concert will be led by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Maestro Eric Jacobsen with insights from pediatrician and former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Antonia Novello.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will play timeless music by Brahms, Beethoven, Satie, and others to soothe and stimulate baby and you. UCF faculty members Yun-Ling Hsu, Jeremy Hunt, and JoAnne Stephenson will join the Orchestra to sing lullabies and show tunes. Educational materials about child development and music will be available.

Special thanks to our partners: Walt Disney World Resorts, Florida Technical College, Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation, and the Mary Palmer Family Foundation.

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To access presentation materials from the concert, click here.