Why Support Us
The American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 2016, is a New York based non-profit organization. The US foundation raises support to underwrite performances, education programs, recordings and tours. Through the support of the American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic, the Orchestra contributes to the cultural life of the city of New York and cities throughout the US.
The Orchestra would like to express its deep appreciation to the American Friends who have been so supportive since the launch of the US foundation in October 2016. We especially would like to acknowledge the Oxford alumni in the US who have provided early support to bring their orchestra to perform in America.
Founded in 2016, AFOPO is an independent US non-profit organization, tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code and is governed by its own board of directors, the majority of whom are US citizens/permanent residents who are independent members. As a recognized US Charity, AFOPO is an entity through which US taxpayers, including Oxford alumni, Americans living abroad, those who adore and enjoy fine music and our international friends may make tax deductible donations, to the extent allowed by law.
Since its foundation, the American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra (AFOPO) has been proud to serve as a dynamic cultural bridge between America and Great Britain. AFOPO has raised funds for the Orchestra’s performances in the US and UK, its 20th Anniversary celebrations on both sides of the Atlantic, tours and recordings.
In 2016, members of the Orchestra came to New York for their first performance in the USA with violinist Maxim Vengerov, in a concert and black-tie dinner at the Metropolitan Club. In 2017, the Royal Patron of the Orchestra, HRH Princess Alexandra hosted a Gala Concert and Dinner at Buckingham Palace for 60 UK and International Patrons. We also presented a concert and black-tie dinner in London at the Wallace Collection museum with special guest soprano Joyce DiDonato. In 2018 we returned to the Wallace Collection for a concert and black-tie dinner with guest artist Nicola Benedetti.
We were welcomed back to Buckingham Palace by the Royal Patron of the Orchestra, HRH Princess Alexandra for a Gala Concert and Dinner in 2019. In the same year we organised a Patrons’ Trip to Athens, Greece, with special recitals, a premiere at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, and dinners at historic monuments around the city. We had a concert and black-tie dinner in London at the Wallace Collection museum with guest artist Sir Bryn Terfel, a concert and dinner at The Frick Collection museum in New York City celebrating the Orchestra’s 20th anniversary and a very special event in the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels, hosted by the Deputy Secretary General, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the longest military alliance in history. In 2022 we are planning a Patrons’ Trip to Munich where the Orchestra will appear with Martha Argerich in April The full Orchestra’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall will be held on Tuesday, June 7th 2022.
Please join us and make a tax deductible donation to support our music and education programs by making a donation.
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For further information please contact:
Camilla G Hellman MBE
American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
864 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10065
Tel: + 212 729 0127
The American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. is a U.S. based 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and is a tax exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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