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The AFLPO 2022 Gala
|Via Livestream from The Weill Music Room, Carnegie Hall, the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra honored soprano Renée Fleming with the AFLPO Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music during the gala evening event on March 1, 2022. The evening featured performances from special guest violinist Randall Goosby, students from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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The AFLPO 2021 Gala
|Hosted by award–winning musical theater writer, producer, and author Stephen Cole, the livestreamed AFLPO 2021 Gala featured interviews with and performances by the LPO’s Junior Artists and their teachers, an LPO musician masterclass with the students of Merit School of Music in Chicago, and a special performance by violinist Gil Shaham.
The AFLPO 2020 Gala
|Presented by the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (AFLPO), the 2020 Gala took place in the stunning Weill Recital Room at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The evening raised much–needed funds for the Orchestra’s New York tours, its educational activities in the U.S., and its work with American musicians and composers. Attendees were entertained with exquisite performances from violinist Leila Josefowicz, a special performance from the students of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, and chamber music from members of the LPO. The night culminated with a live auction led by C. Hugh Hildesley, MBE, Vice Chairman, Sotheby’s Americas.
The AFLPO 2019 Gala
|The AFLPO’s most successful fundraising year ever ended with the 2019 New York Gala which took place in the Weill Music Room at Carnegie Hall and featured performances by Jeremy Denk and Members of the LPO. The AFLPO paid tribute to composer Howard Shore who received the Lifetime Award for Achievement in Classical Music. Guests were treated to the esteemed eloquence of auctioneer Hugh Hildersley MBE with lots including Tea & Pimms at the House of Commons with Nigel Evans MP; a private recital with tenor Kang Wang; and a week’s stay for eight people at a luxury villa in Provence.
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The AFLPO 2018 50th Anniversary Gala
|The American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Morgan Library and Museum. The evening celebrated the achievements of the London Philharmonic Orchestra with exclusive performances by LPO Musicians, special guests, and the presentation of the annual AFLPO Lifetime Achievement Award to World–renown pianist, Emanual Ax from Antony Phillipson, British Consul–General, New York. [Read more.] [View photos.]
The AFLPO June 2017 Interview & Recital
The AFLPO 2017 Benefit Gala
|The American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (AFLPO) held its third annual Gala Dinner in the Weill Music Room at Carnegie Hall, New York, attended by Antonia Romeo, Her Majesty’s Consul General and Director General for Economic and Commercial Affairs along with 140 people from the worlds of business, philanthropy and the arts, and raised funds in support of the Orchestra’s activities. Thomas Hampson was honoured on the evening with the inaugural AFLPO Lifetime Achievement Award along with performances by artists who appeared in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour to New York featuring Lincoln Center concerts on 26 and 27 February. Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja performed Ravel’s Tzigane; pianist Jan Lisiecki performed Chopin’s Andante Spinato et Grand Pollonaise Brillante; and soprano Sofia Fomina gave a selection of songs by Strauss and Rachmaninoff accompanied on the piano by London Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Vladimir Jurowski.
The AFLPO 2015 Fall Benefit Gala
|The Board of Directors of the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra hosted its annual benefit Gala to celebrate the LPO’s return to New York. This very special musical evening featured cocktails, a black tie seated dinner, and a private concert by world renowned pianist Emanual Ax and performance by violinist Karina Cannelakis, Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony and recipient of the 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award for young conductors. [View photos.]
The AFLPO 2014 Fall Benefit Gala
|The Board of Directors of the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra will be hosted its first annual benefit Gala to celebrate the Orchestra’s return to New York. This very special musical evening will feature cocktails, a black tie seated dinner, and an exclusive performance by renowned classical pianist, Jean–Efflam Bavouzet and musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra. [View photos.]
BAM February 7–13, 2014
|The London Philharmonic Orchestra Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten along with The Glyndebourne Chorus, Conducted by Sir Mark Elder and Directed by Michael Grandage: The American Friends of the LPO hosted a reception at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Peter Jay Sharp Building, on the closing night where AFLPO members met key members of the LPO before the performance.|
British Consulate November 2013
|On November 19th we hosted an exclusive event at the British Consulate in New York where you will hear Clive Gillinson interview Vladimir Jurowski about the conductor's perspective, from both the pit and the podium, his artistry and musical passions, and the influences that have driven Vladimir's fascinating and successful career. Watch the Video|
Champagne and Dessert Reception
|Members of the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra enjoyed a Champagne and Dessert Reception at Manhattan’s Petrosian restaurant following the Orchestra’’s performance at Carnegie Hall. LPO Guests enjoyed the company of Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, pianist Emanuel Ax, and musicians from the Orchestra at an exclusive evening last December. [View photos.]|
Private Recital by Emanuel Ax
|As a “taster” for the forthcoming US Tour in December 2011, members of the American Friends were entertained at the home of Simon Yates and Kevin Roon by pianist Emanuel Ax, who appeared with the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall that December. Mr. Ax very generously donated this recital, which was attended by over eighty guests and helped raise much–needed funds in support of the tour. [View photos.]|
Yoonie Han Private Recital
|South Korean pianist, Yoonie Han, participated in a special musical evening to celebrate the Young Artists Program at the home of Christina Lang Assael, Past Chairman of the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Board. The evening also featured a recital by several students from The Julliard School. [View photos.]|
Lincoln Center Receptions
|The AFLPO hosted a reception in conjunction with each of the LPO’s March 2013 performances at Lincoln Center. [View photos here and here.]|