New Jersey Symphony's SPRING INTO MUSIC GALA Set for April 26
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra hosts its 2014 Spring into Music Gala on Saturday, April 26, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The event includes cocktails, dinner and a silent auction, followed by an NJSO POPS concert featuring a screening of The Wizard of Oz with live orchestral accompaniment. The gala's honorees are former Governor Brendan Byrne and his wife, Ruthi, in honor of the Governor's 90th birthday. Former Governors Richard J. Codey, James J. Florio, Thomas H. Kean and Christine Todd Whitman are honorary gala chairs.
NJSO Board of Trustees Co-Chairs Ruth Lipper and Stephen Sichak Jr. said: "Governor Brendan Byrne is a wonderful leader and true state treasure. He and his wife, Ruthi, have been tremendous friends to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and to the arts in our state. We are thrilled to honor Governor Byrne and Ruthi Byrne at our Spring into Music Gala in celebration of all they have given to New Jersey."
The Orchestra's third NJSO POPS concert of the season caps the evening. Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos returns to the NJSO stage to lead the Orchestra in Harold Arlen's full score for The Wizard of Oz as the film screens in NJPAC's Prudential Hall.
All proceeds from the gala event will support the NJSO as it enriches lives through its artistic, music education and community engagement programs.
More information on the gala is available at www.njsymphony.org/spring. More information on the concert program is available at www.njsymphony.org/events/detail/the-wizard-oz-with-orchestra.
4:30 pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
6 pm Dinner
8 pm The Wizard of Oz with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Dress Code: Cocktail Attire
Parking: Complimentary valet parking will be provided for all gala attendees
EVENT TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES:
Event Ticket - $1,250
Admission for one to the cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and performance. Includes a $950 tax-deductible donation.
Over the Rainbow Sponsor - $10,000
An invitation for four guests; preferred seating for the concert; special recognition as an Over the Rainbow Sponsor on event materials; a full-page color ad prominently placed in the event journal; your company and logo featured on the NJSO and online auction websites. Includes an $8,800 tax-deductible donation.
Emerald City Sponsor - $15,000
An invitation for six guests; preferred seating for the concert; special recognition as an Emerald City Sponsor on event materials; a full-page color ad prominently placed in the event journal; your company and logo featured on the NJSO and auction websites. Includes a $13,200 tax-deductible donation.