American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

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.


With Special Thanks

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.   


Our Musical Evenings

Our inaugural event in New York was a black tie performance and dinner at the Metropolitan Club with the renown Russian violinist, Maxim Vengerov who performed Mendelsohn’s Octet with members of the Orchestra, followed by a performance of Brahms Violin Sonata by Maestro Marios Papadopoulos and Maestro Vengerov.  After the performance guests dined in the presence of TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and the British Ambassador to the UN, HE Mr. Matthew Rycroft CBE.  The Dinner Committee included a prominent list of New York music patrons, Co-Chaired by Trustee James Sherwood and Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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In June 2017, American patrons joined UK patrons in London at the Orchestra’s first Patron’s Weekend which included events in stately homes and a Summer Party black tie concert and dinner at the Wallace Collection.  American Mezzo Soprano, Joyce DiDonato performed a breath-taking performance with members of the Orchestra conducted by Music Director, Maestro Marios Papadopoulos.  Trustee, Bruno Wang, chaired the Dinner Committee which included US and UK patrons.  

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In November 2017, in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra, the Orchestra’s Royal Patron, American Benefactor Patrons were invited to a black tie dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate our 20th Anniversary season.  


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In addition to black tie benefit dinners and patron trips on both sides of the Atlantic, American patrons are invited to private recitals in New York, Washington DC and other US cities.  We hope you will join us for our upcoming events.

Donate Today

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 Hellman
American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

864 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10065

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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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