Special Events & Fundraisers

Each season, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra holds several special events and fundraisers that raise more than $700,000 for our artistic, education and community engagement programs. Click on each of the events below for more information.

Donor Events

Donors who give at least $100 are invited to many great events, including Open Rehearsals.

Opening Night Celebration

On September 25, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Opening Night Celebration Gala.

Spring into Music Gala

On Apr 18, 2015, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual spring fundraising gala Spring Into Music, honoring Governor Thomas H. Kean

Art Strings Raffle

Now in its 14th year, this wonderful project has featured more than 140 violins—each and every one created by a different New Jersey artist—and has raised nearly $145,000!

Online and Silent Auction

The 2015 Auction opens on March 30 and closes online on April 16. The high bid from the online auction will become the opening bid at the silent auction at the NJSO’s upcoming Spring into Music event on April 18. Not attending the event? No problem! Online bidders can activate “Absentee Bidding,” which will allow our volunteers to continue bidding by proxy at the live event.


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