Spring into Music Virtual Gala & Online Auction
Celebrating 30 Years of the NJSO Youth Orchestras
Watch the 2021 NJSO Spring into Music Gala Concert
Support NJSO Programs and the Gala
Please consider making a donation in support of the free virtual gala and NJSO artistic, education and community engagement programs. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.
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 | Watch on YouTube!
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.
Thank you to our gala supporters
Gala Underwriting Sponsor
NJSO Youth Orchestras 30th Anniversary Season Sponsor
A. Michael & Ruth C. Lipper in honor of Susan Stucker
Mindy Cohen & David Bershad
Phil & Ellen Neches in honor of Susan Stucker
Norm Slonaker & Linda Dujack
An anonymous donor in honor of Susan Stucker
Ann & Stan Borowiec
The Turrell Fund
Patti & Ray Chambers
Carmen Amalia Corrales
Anna Drago in honor of Susan Stucker
Jane & Michael Griffinger
Philip Haws & Linda Morgan
Eugene & Edith Horn
Judith Johnston & Bruce Bush
Gerald & Diane Levitz
Eduardo & Joy Lara
Jim & Ellen McConnell
Irma Pitter & the Michael C. Pitter Foundation
Russell & Barbara Prince
Larry & Pat Rutkowski
Marcia Sass & Mark Fulcomer
Steve & Mary Jo Sichak
Chris & Charles Stanley
Don Strangfeld & Bettina Daly
Ed & Barbara Zinbarg in honor of Susan Stucker
Lois Tyson Campbell
Allison Whitehall & James McCormick
Commitments as of May 12, 2021