Teen Connect

Calling local teens who play music of all kinds in orchestras, bands and small ensembles! Come connect with your peers and the New Jersey Symphony pros.


Teen Connect is a discount ticket program that makes it easier than ever for teen musicians in grades 8–12 to meet up at a New Jersey Symphony concert. Priced at $10/ticket for teens and their adult chaperones, the concertgoing experience includes a special pre-concert meet-and-greet with New Jersey Symphony musicians. Teens can find out about the music-making process behind the concert they’re about to hear, swap stories with the professionals about tackling a new piece of new music, their favorite approach to practicing, their preferred way to quiet the pre-performance jitters and more!


As they experience the concert, teens are invited to follow along with a cool listening guide, actively tracking pro tips and techniques they can apply to their own music-making. All teens who follow the listening guide and turn it in at the end of the concert will be eligible for special prizes!


Upcoming Teen Connect Concert

Purchase $10 tickets for teens and their adult chaperones.

The Best of John Williams | February 26 at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick
2 pm: Meet-and-greet with New Jersey Symphony musicians
3 pm: Concert begins


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New Jersey Symphony Stars | March 19 at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown
2 pm: Facilitated talk-back with New Jersey Symphony guest artist and musician
3 pm: Concert begins


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Note: Teen Connect tickets are limited to teens and their adult chaperones participating in the New Jersey Symphony Teen Connect program. 

Additional Concert Information

More Info for The Best of John Williams
Feb 24 - 26, 2023 
2022-23 Season

The Best of John Williams

New Jersey Symphony Special Concert - Symphony Celebration

Damon Gupton conductor
New Jersey Symphony

John Williams Superman March
                           Shark Theme from Jaws
                           Theme from Jurassic Park
                           “Viktor’s Tale” from The Terminal
                           “Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick
                           Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
                           Cowboys Overture
                           “Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
                           Selections from Star Wars
                                          “Across the Stars” from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
                                          “Anakin’s Theme” from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
                                          “Imperial March” from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
                           “March” from 1941
                           “With Malice Toward None” from Lincoln
                           “Adventures on Earth” from E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for New Jersey Symphony Stars
Mar 16 - 19, 2023 
2022-23 Season

New Jersey Symphony Stars

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Eric Wyrick violin
Ha Young Jung bass
Chris Komer horn
Garth Greenup trumpet
Nayoung Baek cello
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and Morristown

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The Teen Connect initiative is generously sponsored by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.