Spring into Music Virtual Gala & Online Auction
Celebrating 30 Years of the NJSO Youth Orchestras
Gala and Auction Information
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
Martin Andersen, NJSO violist and founding Youth Orchestras coach
Robert Wagner, NJSO Principal Bassoon and founding Youth Orchestras coach
Michelle Merchant & Dr. Phillip Neches
Ring in spring as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents our premier annual gala, Spring into Music. This year’s virtual benefit celebrates the 30th anniversary of the NJSO Youth Orchestras—a musical training program coached by NJSO musicians that gives qualified students, especially Black and Latinx youth in the Greater Newark area, unparalleled opportunities to achieve personal and musical excellence.
While concert halls and rehearsal rooms have been closed, these musicians continue to grow in their virtual environment and expand their skill sets to share music from their homes to ours when we’ve all needed it most.
Virtual VIP Pre-Show Party: 7 pm
Open to supporters who purchase a sponsorship, VIP package or VIP ticket.
Start the evening with a fabulous interactive virtual experience. You’ll mingle with NJSO musicians and artists who will give you unique access and a behind-the-scenes perspective. Iachetti’s Kitchen in Glen Rock will join us to demonstrate how to make a delicious appetizer to savor!
Gala Program: 7:30 pm
Available to the public at no cost.
Enjoy a digital New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance of Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major featuring Hannah Lee, an exceptional young talent from the NJSO Youth Orchestras, the world premiere of The Enchanted Forest—an amazing work composed by students of the NJSO Youth Orchestras—plus chamber music, special guest appearances and much more! All Points West Distillery in Newark will help you craft a signature cocktail during intermission.
Online Auction: May 3–12
Everyone is invited to participate in the online auction. Find your dream item and place your bid today!
Our online auction offers fabulous items for everyone—from restaurant gift cards to vacation getaways.
Would you like to donate to our auction? We welcome goods, services, unique experiences, art, wine and spirits, vacation home rentals and more. If you prefer, purchase a gift card from your favorite local business and donate it to the NJSO auction.
Sponsorships, Packages and Tickets
Gala sponsors and VIP supporters have access to a virtual VIP Pre-Show Party and receive recognition in the gala program and event materials. Net proceeds will support the artistic and educational programs of the NJSO.
Opportunities to support the gala start at $100. Your support sparks exciting possibilities and opens new pathways to success for the youth and communities the NJSO serves. Thank you!
Thank you to our gala supporters
Gala Underwriting Sponsor
NJSO Youth Orchestras 30th Anniversary Season Sponsor