- 2016 OPO’s First U.S. Concert
- Bi-Annual Buckingham Place Concert and Dinner
- Annual Summer Party, Wallace Collection London
- Athens Patron Trip
- 20th Anniversary Celebration at New York Frick Collection
- NATO Headquarters Concert Brussels
- 2021 Carnegie Hall Debut
Over the past four years, 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 raise funds for the orchestra’s performances in the US and UK, its 20th Anniversary celebrations on both sides of the Atlantic, tours and recordings.
AFOPO highlights include: in 2016, members of the Orchestra’s came to New York for their first performance in the US with guest artist, Maxim Vengerov, with a concert and black tie dinner at the Metropolitan Club; multiple concerts and dinners at Buckingham Palace under the patronage of the Orchestra’s Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra; a patron trip to Athens, Greece with special recitals and dinners in historic monuments, a concert and dinner at The Frick Collection celebrating the Orchestra’s 20th anniversary; a concert and dinner in the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, hosted by the Deputy Secretary General, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the longest military alliance in history; and the full Orchestra’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall on Monday, 7th June of 2021.
Founded in 2016, AFOPO is an independent U.S. non-profit organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c )(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is governed by an independent board of directors. As a recognized U.S. Charity, AFOPO is the entity through which U.S. residents, Oxford alumni, Americans living abroad and international friends may make tax deductible donations, to the extent allowed by law.