London Philharmonic Orchestra

Our Mission

It is the mission of American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (AFLPO) to support the financial future of the Orchestra’s concerts and exclusive events, both in the U.K. and United States, and help to fund the Orchestra’s tours to the United States in addition to its work in the U.K.

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 AFLPO help the Orchestra initiate and strengthen existing programs, and maintain its high standard of musical excellence.

About the AFLPO

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.

In 2005 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 London Philharmonic Orchestra’s U.S. Tours are generously supported by Dunard Fund.

Proceeds from the benefit events of the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra directly support the American tours and education programs of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Donations to the AFLPO are deductible for United States federal income tax purposes to the extent permitted by law.

Please contact us for more information about The American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

About the LPO

Listen Again

Listen Again

The LPO uploads at least six live concerts of classical music each season for you to listen to online, for free, wherever you are in the world. Click here to check out the latest postings, and happy listening!

Listen to a Podcast

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The LPO periodically produces podcasts featuring interviews with conductors and soloists, pre–concert talks recorded at Royal Festival Hall, and previews of its latest CD releases on the LPO Label. Click here to explore this exclusive look behind the music.