Special Events & Fundraisers

Each season, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra holds several special events and fundraisers that raise more than $900,000 for our artistic, education and community engagement programs. Click on each of the events below for more information.

Upcoming Events

Donor Events

July 2016 through June 2017
Donors who give at least $100 are invited to many great events, including Open Rehearsals.

Gala Celebration to Welcome Xian Zhang 

Sat, Nov 5 at 5:30 pm
Be part of an exceptional celebration to welcome Xian Zhang as Music Director of the NJSO.


Recent Events

Art Strings Raffle

After an incredible year, the 2015–16 Art Strings Raffle came to a close on June 27, 2016. View the winners of this year’s painted violins!

Spring into Music Gala

The NJSO honored Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG, and Ruth Lipper and Stephen Sichak, outgoing NJSO Board Co-Chairs, with an elegant evening at NJPAC in April 2016.

Online and Silent Auction

The 2016 auction closed for bidding on April 16. We look forward to next year’s auction, which will open in April 2017.

Tanglewood Music Festival Trip

NJSO patrons traveled to the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA to see Jacques Lacombe conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the festival’s Opening Weekend in July 2016. We also visited local attractions and restaurants during this all-inclusive weekend.

Summer Wine Tasting

More than 100 guests welcomed summer at a June 2016 wine tasting event held on the picturesque grounds of Locust Hill Vineyard in Red Bank. 

Sound Investment

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.