Check back often for future New Jersey Symphony fundraising events. We continue to build new and exciting ways to connect to our audiences and fundraise for the Orchestra’s artistic, education and community engagement programs. 

Upcoming Events

Opening Night Celebration | October 14, 2023

Join us for the start of the New Jersey Symphony’s enthralling 2023–24 season in an event that will celebrate the pathbreaking art of Black composers past and present. Guests will enjoy a dinner prelude, concert with Robert Spano and Aaron Diehl and a fun after-party.

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Past Events

New Century Gala & Auction | Jun 11, 2023

This event marked the culmination of the New Jersey Symphony's centennial season with a pre-concert cocktail reception, the season finale concert featuring Joshua Bell and the world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain's Farah (Joy) for Voice and Orchestra and a post-concert gala dinner and Young Professionals after-party.

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Lunar New Year Celebration Gala | Jan 21, 2023

This event marked the festive celebration of the Year of the Rabbit with a pre-concert reception and dinner, a performance from Music Director Xian Zhang, Assistant Conductor Tong Chen and the New Jersey Symphony featuring multiple guest performers and a dessert party.

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Centennial Gala Event | Nov 12, 2022

This pinnacle event celebrated 100 years of musical excellence, innovation and inclusion from the New Jersey Symphony. Highlights from the event included a pre-concert cocktail reception and dinner curated by celebrity Chef David Burke, a performance featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma and New Jersey Ballet and a dessert afterparty.

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Spring into Music Gala & Auction | May 19, 2022

This event marked the first in-person Spring into Music Gala & Auction in three years, and celebrated the present and future of the Symphony with a performance by members of the New Jersey Symphony and the Youth Orchestra and a silent auction.

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Lunar New Year Celebration and VIP Fundraiser | Jan 29, 2022

This event was to culminate the festive celebration of the Year of the Tiger with an in-person performance and fundraiser. Unfortunately, the in-person event was cancelled as a result of a snowstorm that weekend.

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Opening Celebration Gala | Oct 10, 2021

This event celebrated the New Jersey Symphony's return to the concert hall and the opening of our 99th season, with a pre-concert gala, new music from Michael Abels and Daniel Bernard Roumain and a take-home dinner.

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Spring into Music Virtual Gala & Online Auction | May 12, 2021

This virtual event celebrated the 30th anniversary of the New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestras with a VIP Pre-Show Party, gala concert program and online auction. 

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Lunar New Year Celebration | Feb 1–6, 2021

Our 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration was enjoyed across the globe with a week-long virtual festival and concert. Celebration sponsors and supporters enjoyed a VIP event featuring an exclusive performance by acclaimed guitarist Xuefei Yang and interviews with Xian Zhang, Bart Feller and Na-Young Baek.

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Spring into Music Virtual Gala & Online Auction | May 1–8, 2020

The New Jersey Symphony held its virtual Spring into Music Gala & Online Auction this year, and we were delighted to keep our gala tradition going. Even though we could not be together in person for this event, we were still connected through the power of music. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this year’s gala. Your generosity raised significant funds for our artistic, education and community engagement programs!   

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Lunar New Year Celebration Gala | Jan 25, 2020

More than 1,500 concertgoers and 200 dinner guests celebrated the Year of the Rat, as the New Jersey Symphony and Music Director Xian Zhang came together for the Orchestra’s Lunar New Year Celebration Gala. Attendees enjoyed a pre-concert festival with crafters, a variety of musical performances and cultural festivities. It was an unforgettable night of entertainment and fine dining!  

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Opening Night Celebration | Oct 11, 2019

The New Jersey Symphony held its annual Opening Night Celebration and honored an outstanding community member—Curtland E. Fields, President & CEO of the Turrell Fund and New Jersey Symphony Trustee. More than 300 guests enjoyed the celebration, with an incredible season-opening performance of Holst’s The Planets, paired with jaw-dropping NASA astronomical visuals in HD, along with symphonic classics conducted by Music Director Xian Zhang.

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