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.

Donor Events

July 2015 through June 2016
Donors who give at least $100 are invited to many great events, including Open Rehearsals.

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

Sat, Apr 16 at 4:30 pm
An elegant evening honoring Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG, and Ruth Lipper and Stephen Sichak, NJSO Board Co-Chairs.

Online and Silent Auction

March–April 2016
The 2016 Auction will open for bidding from March 28 through April 16.

Summer Wine Tasting

Sat, Jun18 at 6 pm
Welcome summer at a wine tasting event held on the picturesque grounds of Locust Hill Vineyard in Red Bank. Tickets are $50.

Tanglewood Music Festival Trip

Fri, Jul 8 through Sun, Jul 10
Travel to the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA to see Jacques Lacombe conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the festival’s Opening Weekend. We’ll also visit local attractions and restaurants during this all-inclusive weekend.

Opening Night Celebration

The NJSO celebrated the opening of its 2015–16 season with a concert featuring Branford Marsalis and a gala honoring Marilyn Horne in September 2015.

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.