To share your special talent and engage with others with a passion for quality music, contact the office at 941-207-8822 or email the Friends at email@example.com or to join, click on the application at the bottom of this page.
Office Volunteers | Year-round
We are always looking for volunteers to help in the office with mailings, filing, data entry and answering phones. We also train volunteers on our ticketing system. There is no minimum amount of hours required.
Concerts and Events
Greet concertgoers, sit at the information table before concerts and/or at intermission, or help at the will call desk. Help organize and staff special events and youth education programs.
Friends Events: List will be updated throughout the season
- March 9 at 10:30 am – Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice- Social gathering, business meeting and program with musician Pete BarenBregge. Open to current and future Friends. RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-207-8822.
- March 10, 6 to 8 pm – Wine Tasting and Pairing, Venice Fine Wine and Spirits, 421 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. Everyone is invited for wine, cheese, light bites and music from Symphony Violinist Karissa Ratzenboek. RSVP required by March 8. $45 pp. email@example.com or call 941-207-8822
- April 6 at 10:30 am – Friends Meeting, William H. Jervey Jr. Public Library, 300 S Nokomis Ave., Venice – Social gathering, musician program and business meeting. Open to current and future Friends. RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-207-8822.
- April 20 at 6 pm – Reception and Rehearsal of Fairytales and Flutes, Symphony Rehearsal Space, Building 42 (Behind the VPAC), Venice. Attend a reception with guest Troy Quinn and then rehearsal of Fairytales and Flutes. Watch for email invitation to RSVP. Free
- May 22, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Abby’s on Miami, 220 W. Miami Ave., Venice – Trivia Fundraiser with host Sharyn Lonsdale – Get a team of 2 to 8 together for a fun night of trivia and raising funds for the Symphony, cash prize, gift cards, giveaways and more. $15 pp. Watch for more information.
2022-23 Friends Officers
- David Chivas, President
- Linda Patriarca, Vice President
- Joan Tramontano, Treasurer
- Tricia Cook, Secretary (Interim)
Past President, Barbara Bierig
For more information, or to join the Friends, visit us in the lobby during concerts or email email@example.com.