- 2016 OPO’s First US Concert, Metropolitan Club, New York
- Bi-Annual Buckingham Palace Concert and Dinner, London
- Annual Summer Party, Wallace Collection, London
- Patrons Trip, Athens
- 20th Anniversary Celebration at Frick Collection, New York
- NATO Headquarters Concert, Brussels
- 2022 Debut at Carnegie Hall, New York
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 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 Patrons 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 2022.
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 an independent board of directors. As a recognized US Charity, AFOPO is the entity through which US residents, Oxford alumni, Americans living abroad and international friends may make tax deductible donations, to the extent allowed by law.