Symphony Friends

Symphony Friends support the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s extraordinary music making, education programs and community engagement activities through annual gifts. Members of Symphony Friends receive exclusive benefits to enhance their NJSO experience.

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Stay connected with your NJSO family while our concert halls remain quiet. The NJSO is offering innovative virtual benefits at the Associate level and up; click below to learn more.

2020–21 Membership Levels and Donor Benefits

2020–21 annual fund gifts made by August 31, 2021, will garner you benefits through August 31, 2022.

Member (any gift up to $99)

  • Subscription to NJSO Donor Impact Reports

Fully tax–deductible.

Associate ($100–$249)

Enjoy all Member benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • Unlimited invitations to NJSO Listen & Learn seminars (held on Zoom) 
  • One invitation to a Live NJSO Couch Concert (held on Zoom) 
  • Recognition in online annual donor register*

In-person benefits**

  • Two passes to a scheduled open rehearsal
  • Invitation to the NJSO annual meeting with voting privileges

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
* Annual printed donor register temporarily suspended.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Contributor ($250–$499)

Enjoy all Associate benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits 

  • One additional invitation to a Live NJSO Couch Concert, for a total of two (held on Zoom)

In-person benefits*

  • Two additional open rehearsal passes, for a total of four
  • Two passes to attend a donor intermission reception at NJPAC, State Theatre NJ or the Count Basie Center for the Arts during an NJSO Classical or Pops concert

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
* In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Sustainer ($500–$999)

Enjoy all Contributor benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • One additional invitation to a Live NJSO Couch Concert, for a total of three (held on Zoom) 
  • Advance notice of special video premieres, virtual concerts and events

In-person benefits*

  • Two additional open rehearsal passes, for a total of six
  • Two additional passes to attend a donor intermission reception, for a total of four

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
* In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Pacesetter ($1,000–$2,499)

Enjoy all Sustainer benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • Unlimited invitations to Live NJSO Couch Concerts (held on Zoom)

In-person benefits*

  • Two additional open rehearsal passes, for a total of eight
  • Two additional passes to attend a donor intermission reception, for a total of six
  • Invitations to pre- and post-concert receptions held at or near each of our venues
  • Priority reservations for special travel opportunities

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
* In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

To learn more about Symphony Friends, please contact the Development Department at [email protected] or 973.735.1730.