Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra was established in 1964. It is an incorporated charitable organization. Its purpose has remained unchanged since the beginning:  to support the Orchestra and promote interest in classical music among young people, who represent the next generation of musicians and concertgoers.

Over the years, FASO has sponsored a wide variety of fundraising events, from casual to elegant, designed to assist the Orchestra in multiple ways. FASO members volunteer their time at ASO events, at outreach programs and musician auditions, and in general, promote community awareness of the Orchestra while building lasting relationships among fellow music lovers.

The organization’s efforts have provided hundreds of thousands of donated dollars to the Orchestra and its initiatives across the decades.

FASO warmly welcomes returning and new members. It is easy to join at annapolissymphony.org. Dues are $50 for an individual and $75 per couple.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our membership. Follow along on our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

What are the benefits to being a FASO Member?

You forge new friendships around a shared love for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

You get to enjoy unique, and sometimes exclusive, events for active FASO members

What events does FASO host during the year?

FASO hosts a number of events during the year. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Movie Nights, with a focus on music
  • Dine to Donate events at local Annapolis restaurants
  • An Annual Membership Appreciation Event
  • Music & Poetry
  • Italian Night
  • Champagne Sunday
  • Concert of Tastes
  • Musical Tours around the World

All proceeds from FASO hosted events directly benefit the education programs of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

How do I become a member?

To become a member of FASO, click here.

Membership is $75 for a couple, $50 for an individual.

The membership year is from June 1 to May 31. If you become a member between April and June 1, you will be considered an active member of FASO for the following year.

How can I get updates on FASO activities and fundraising?

Once every quarter, members of the FASO Board compile the Quarter Notes newsletter for FASO members. If you are an active member, you will receive a hard copy in the mail.

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Upcoming Events

Prosecco & Prized Possessions

Join Friends of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (FASO) at beautiful Historic Baldwin Hall in Millersville for light appetizers and sparkling wine on a crisp Autumn afternoon for evaluation of your most prized possessions! Whether your prized possession is a pumpkin or a real gem, Todd Peenstra of Peenstra Antique Appraisals will evaluate your collectibles and provide an estimated worth.  Each ticket holder may have two items appraised by Mr. Peenstra.  Or, just come to enjoy the afternoon and watch the show! Any additional items can be appraised for $10 per item.  Appraisals are not valid for insurance purposes.

Tickets:  $35

To purchase tickets, click here.

Date:  Sunday October 8, 2023

Time:  3-6pm


Historic Baldwin Hall

1358 Millersville Road

Millersville, MD 21108


Email: friends@annapolissymphony.org

Phone: 240-267-3646