Special Events & Fundraisers

Each season, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra holds several special events and fundraisers that raise more than $900,000 for our artistic, education and community engagement programs. Click on each of the events below for more information.


July 2017 through June 2018
Donors who give $100 or more to the Annual Fund are invited to many great events, including Open Rehearsals. Event dates for the 2017–18 season will be announced in August.



Opening Night Celebration

October 7, 2017 | Join us in celebrating the start of Xian Zhang’s spellbinding second season as Music Director of the NJSO at the Opening Night Celebration!  The enchanted night includes a cocktail party with bountiful hors d’ oeuvres and open bar before the concert. An exquisite dinner follows the performance, with opportunities to meet and mingle with Zhang, musicians and special guests.

Spring into Music Gala

April 22, 2017 | The NJSO honored Robert C. Garrett, NJSO Trustee and Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health on April 22, 2017. The evening featured a concert that showcasing the most memorable music collaborations of the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Save the Date for Spring into Music 2018: April 14, 2018


Art Strings Raffle

Drawing: June 26, 2017 | Art Strings combines the visual and performing arts to raise funds for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s extensive music education and community engagement programs.

Online and Silent Auction

April 2018 | Thank you for making the 2017 auction a success. Check back in March 2018 for our next auction.


Tanglewood Music Festival Weekend

August 4–6, 2017 | Travel with the NJSO to Tanglewood, where you’ll hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn with conductor Hans Graf and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Take in the sights of the beautiful Berkshires and visit attractions such as the Norman Rockwell Museum during an all-inclusive weekend.

Amadeus Circle Travel Program

Members of the NJSO Amadeus Circle have the opportunity to attend special trips. Travel the world as a group of friends (or make new friends!) and experience fine dining, interesting tours and marvelous concerts.

Previous Trip Travel Diaries
April-May 2017: Brussels, London, Cardiff
May 2016: Italy
May 2015: Germany
February 2014: Cuba
May 2014: Canada