2023 Lunar New Year Celebration Gala
Gala Reception, Dinner and Concert
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with the New Jersey Symphony in a tradition that invites all audience members to a celebration of community and cultural exchange.
Music Director Xian Zhang ignited the first Lunar New Year Celebration five years ago, and this festive tradition gets more vibrant with each iteration.
Gala guests will enjoy a pre-concert reception and festivities with featured artists followed by an elegant gala dinner. Then, guests will experience the New Jersey Symphony in a not-to-be-missed concert that blends Eastern and Western musical traditions. Top the night off with a decadent dessert reception. Net proceeds from this fundraising event will support the artistic vision of Music Director Xian Zhang.
4:30 pm: VIP Festival Reception
6:00 pm: Gala Dinner
7:30 pm: Celebration Concert
9:00 pm: Dessert Party
Download the Gala Details, Reservation Form and Advertising information here.
To purchase tickets for the concert only, click here.
Sponsorships and Tickets
Gala sponsors and supporters receive premier concert seating, admission to the reception, dinner and dessert party, complimentary parking and recognition in the event materials. Your support sparks exciting possibilities and opens new pathways to success and access to the arts for the youth and communities the New Jersey Symphony serves. Thank you!
- Sponsorships start at $5,000
- Individual tickets start at $200
Program Book Advertising Opportunities
Ads will appear in a souvenir concert program book that is distributed to all concertgoers.
Ad materials are due by December 30.
$2,500 Full-page color ad: Full bleed. Trim 5.375" W x 8.5" H (add .25" bleed all around)
$1,000 Half-page color ad: Trim 5.375" W x 4.25" H (no bleed)
- Ad can be provided in JPG or PDF format
- If you want help with the wording in your ad, let us know and we’ll create text for you.
- If you wish to create your own ad: Please submit full-color high-resolution PDF files with crop marks and bleeds. Email PDF files to email@example.com. Please reference “Lunar New Year Ad.”
Thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters
This concert and celebration are generously sponsored in part by an anonymous donor in honor of Music Director Xian Zhang.
James Ra’s Fantasia on Sae Taryeong receives its world premiere. It is written for the occasion and co-commissioned by Norman Slonaker and the Center for Musical Excellence (CME).
Chelsea Guo’s performance is generously sponsored by Margaret Lam & David Yen.
Tracy Fu & Sharon Wee
Norm Slonaker & Linda Dujack, The Lipper Family Charitable Foundation
Hackensack Meridian Health, Margaret Lam & David Yen, Yin Long & Andrew Pu
Ann & Stan Borowiec, Dr. Teik C. Lim & Gina Lim, Elin Mueller, PNC, The Trenti Family
Dr. Victor J. Bauer, Sharon Cheng, Judith & Stewart Colton, Doris Kleinatland, Francesca P. Kubian-Geidel, Anamaria Llanos, McCarter & English, LLP, NJIT, Michael and Vicky Richards, Sarah Ringer, Cecilia Sweeney, Teresa McGayhey, Rebecca Moody, Carl Ian Schwartz, Larry & Susan Shiff