We’re a welcoming group of dedicated music enthusiasts. We’ve been supporting Auckland’s orchestra for over 40 years as a Silver level financial sponsor and we love what we do!
President Delysse Glynn
Secretary Jo Stone
The Auckland Philharmonia Friends are a welcoming group of music enthusiasts who have supported the orchestra for more than 40 years.
As a Friend you provide vital help for many areas of our work, including providing musician suppers, staffing the information table and selling programmes at concerts as well as organising fundraising activities. The Friends also coordinate the special concert buses from Auckland’s suburbs to the Town Hall – a simple, costeffective and convenient service for our concertgoers. For more information about the buses please visit the Auckland Philharmonia website.
The Auckland Philharmonia Friends host monthly Meet the Artist (MTA) events on Friday mornings at the Ellerslie War Memorial Community Hall. Generally held the morning after a concert, the MTA provides an opportunity to hear the conductor or soloist talk about their life in music. The events also include music from Auckland Philharmonia players or Aspiring Musicians and a light finger food lunch. Aspiring Musicians are the future of orchestral music in Auckland, and we have the opportunity to follow their professional journeys from the beginning.
A Friends membership is only $50 per year and gives you the chance to get closer to the orchestra, as well as access to a dedicated space with drinks and nibbles during the interval of main series concerts. Become part of the Auckland Philharmonia family and get involved in essential concert activities and providing support.
Your orchestra needs you – join the Auckland Philharmonia Friends today!
Student (Under-25) - $25
Our new membership initiative gets you closer to the talented musicians of the Auckland Philharmonia.
For our loyal supporters who want to get the most out of the concert-going experience, Friends+ will provide all the benefits of a Friends membership, plus access to exclusive evening events with orchestral musicians where you can connect with members of the orchestra and like-minded patrons of the arts. Friends+ members will also have access to a range of artistic opportunities around Auckland and beyond with our partner companies.
The $300 membership also includes ten pre-paid drink vouchers that can be redeemed in the exclusive Friends interval refreshments at the orchestra’s mainstage concerts.
As the Auckland Philharmonia moves into a new era, we’ll be delighted to have your support along the way.
Join Friends+ and enjoy the complete artistic experience!
Friends+ membership - $300
Meet the Artist event invitations
Membership to Friends+ monthly news
Supper Room entry during interval at mainstage concerts
10 drink vouchers for use at Friends’ interval hosting
Invitations to at least 4 cocktail evenings featuring Auckland Philharmonia musicians
Reciprocal member benefits with domestic partnered arts companies
Reciprocal membership benefits with international partnered orchestras
Meet the Artist: Diana Weir
10.30am, Friday 24 November