Donor Events

Due to the postponement of the NJSO’s concerts through May 10, the NJSO open rehearsals scheduled for March 25 and May 1 at NJPAC have been canceled. The NJSO will continue to monitor updates from the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health about COVID-19 and it will resume concerts and community events once we are confident a safe environment can be shared by everyone. Please visit for special announcements and concert updates. 

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, the unexpected financial challenges of postponed NJSO concerts and the decline in charitable contributions have come into focus. Please consider making a donation to support the NJSO during this time.

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Events for 2019–20 Season

Annual Meeting—for donors of $100+

Held in the fall, the Annual Meeting gives NJSO supporters an opportunity to hear a report on the current state of the Orchestra and highlights of the upcoming season, meet NJSO Trustees and enjoy an intimate chamber music performance by NJSO musicians.

Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair

  • Tue, Sep 25, 2019

Open Rehearsals—for donors of $100+

Watch the NJSO and exciting guest artists in rehearsal as they put the finishing touches on that week’s concert program. Light refreshments are available in the lobby one hour prior to the rehearsal start time at NJPAC.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

  • Wed, Feb 26, 2020, at 1:30 pm
  • CANCELED Wed, Mar 25, 2020, at 1:30 pm
  • CANCELED Fri, May 1, 2020, at 10 am
  • Wed, Jun 3, 2020, at 10 am

Richardson Auditorium in Princeton

  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020, at 2:30 pm

Intermission Receptions—for donors $250+

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while meeting fellow symphony lovers during intermission at all NJSO classical concerts in New Brunswick, Newark and Red Bank.

Boraie Lounge at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick
Parsonnet Room at NJPAC in Newark 
Carlton Lounge at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

  • Donors of $250-$499: two passes
  • Donors of $500–$999: four passes
  • Donors of $1,000–$2,499: six passes
  • Donors of over $2,500: unlimited access

Meet the Artists Backstage Receptions—for donors of $1,000+

Experience an exclusive opportunity to meet and speak with the conductor, soloists and/or NJSO musicians fresh off of the stage after select concerts.

  • Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at Princeton
  • Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at NJPAC
  • Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at  Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at NJPAC

Dates subject to change

Donor Appreciation Luncheon—for donors of $2,500+ and planned giving donors

An annual tradition, this event allows members of the Amadeus Circle and Laureate Society to catch up with old friends and meet new ones over a delicious meal. The highlight of the event is a private chamber music performance presented by members of the NJSO.

The Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange

  • Sat, Nov 23, 2019