AFOPO Highlights

2016

  • Debut US Concert and Dinner, Metropolitan Club, New York

2017

  • Summer Party, Wallace Collection, London
  • Buckingham Palace Concert and Dinner, London

2018

  • Summer Party, Wallace Collection, London

2019

  • Buckingham Palace Concert and Dinner, London
  • Patrons’ Trip, Athens
  • Summer Party, Wallace Collection, London
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration at Frick Collection, New York
  • NATO Headquarters Concert, Brussels

2022

  • Patrons’ Trip, Munich
  • Debut at Carnegie Hall, New York

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.

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 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.

AFOPO highlights include:

  • In 2016, Members of the Orchestra came to New York for their first performance in the USA with guest artist, 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 of the OPO and we presented a concert and black-tie dinner in London at the Wallace Collection museum with guest artist Joyce DiDonato
  • In 2018  we presented a concert and black-tie dinner in London at the Wallace Collection museum with guest artist Nicola Benedetti.
  • In 2019 the Royal Patron of the Orchestra, HRH Princess Alexandra hosted a Gala Concert and Dinner at Buckingham Palace for 60 UK and International Patrons of the OPO; 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; 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 organised 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
  • In 2022 we plan a Patrons’ Trip to Munich where the Orchestra will appear with guest artist Martha Argerich in April; and the full Orchestra’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall will be held on Tuesday, June 7th.