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

September 2014 through June 2015
Donors who give at least $100 are invited to many great events, including Open Rehearsals.

Summer Wine Tasting

Saturday, June 13 at 5 pm. Tickets are $75 each.
Raise a glass in support of the NJSO and sample a variety of artisanal New Jersey wines on the picturesque grounds of Locust Hill Vineyard in Red Bank.

Art Strings Raffle

Raffle Drawing is Monday, June 22.
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!

Opening Night Celebration

Friday, September 25 at 5 pm. Event tickets start at $200 each.
Celebrate the with NJSO as we kick off the 2015-16 season with a concert featuring Branford Marsalis and a gala honoring Marilyn Horne.

Spring into Music Gala

The NJSO’s annual spring fundraising gala honored Governor Thomas H. Kean and celebrated his 80th birthday in April 2015.

Online and Silent Auction

The 2015 Auction is now closed. We thank the generous bidders and donors that participated in this year’s event.


More than 80 commissioners supported the March 2015 premiere of Darryl Kubian’s O For A Muse of Fire by participating in this exciting project.