Tampa Friends of The Florida Orchestra is a social group of music-lovers who support The Florida Orchestra through friend-raising, fund-raising, and volunteering.
Our meetings are social events, rather than business meetings, enabling members to get to know each other better.
We usually have a TFO musician who talks about their experiences and who plays several selections on their chosen instrument. Or we may have a staff member explaining the Who, What, When, Where, Why and especially How all the moving parts come together to make this the great orchestra that we enjoy.
We also have Pop-Up social events throughout the year, such as our recent Speakeasy event, and a Pop-Up social at the Michael Murphy Art Gallery.
See our Facebook page for all current Friends activities: Tampa Friends of The Florida Orchestra
We are a new organization, and in May, 2023, we finished our first full year of in-person meetings. (Our year runs from August through July.)
Our initial Steering Committee — starting with three people who recruited seven others — met in February, 2020, and then Covid lockdown came in March, 2020.
In 2021 we had virtual meetings with musicians playing.