The American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (AFLPO) supports the Orchestra’s international touring program, educational projects, and a wide array of musical activities in both London and the United States. Funds raised by the AFLPO help the Orchestra initiate and strengthen existing programs and maintain its high standard of musical excellence. The AFLPO is a 501(c)3 organization; donations are deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The AFLPO’s dedication to education can be seen through programs such as the Master Classes offered at music schools around the United States and the Young Artist Series that we help sponsor.
AFLPO is dedicated to supporting the LPO’s education activities such as the Orchestra’s work with talented young American musicians and coaching of student from the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts.
Each year, the AFLPO hosts events that aim to enlighten and educate. The annual Gala features performances by LPO musicians, students, and guest artists and honors those who have made notable contributions to music.
The American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. was originally incorporated on September 3, 1968 as a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization named the London Philharmonic Society (U.S.A.) Inc. Its first President was The Earl of Shaftesbury, and its first Secretary–Treasurer was Harvey Spear, Esq., who has thereafter remained active as a Board member and the pro bono administrator of the charity since its inception.
An Amended Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the New York Department of State on November 16, 2006 at which time the name of the organization was changed to the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. New By-Laws were created and a large grant for U.S. touring was processed on behalf of an American–based donor.
The AFLPO raises funds to support the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s American tours and for educational programs that benefit students both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The AFLPO welcomes donations in support of its programs. The AFLPO is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations to the AFLPO are deductible to the extent permitted under law.
Board of the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra