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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/23/2014: NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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AKA  NJSO
Newark, NJ
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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/23/2014: NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Also Known As: NJSO
Physical Address: Newark, NJ 07102 
EIN: 22-1559422
Web URL: www.njsymphony.org 
Blog URL: www.njsymphony.org/about-njso/newsroom/news 
Video URL(s): NJSO President & CEO James Roe sits down with Steve Adubato for a segment on NJTV's "One-on-One with Steve Adubato" program.
In Tan Dun's Earth Concerto, clay and ceramic pots become instruments. Guest percussionist David Cossin shares the unique experience of shopping for instruments at a garden store.
The first ever #OrchestraYou saw 78 total audience members and NJSO musicians join forces in a performance of "Les Toreadors" from Bizet's Carmen.
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A69 Symphony Orchestras
Ruling Year: 1944 


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Mission Statement

To enrich lives through a passion for musical excellence and a commitment to New Jersey, its people and its communities.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $13,581,000
Total Expenses $12,116,000

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Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

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Mr. James Roe

Term:

Since July 2013

Profile:

James Roe has built a robust musical career with success as both a performer and an arts administrator. He is passionate about engaging audiences with innovative and thought-provoking concert experiences. Roe is well known to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and its audiences through his previous position as Acting Principal Oboe; in his new capacity as President & CEO, he will bring his administrative experience and diverse expertise to the Orchestra as it engages communities across New Jersey.

Leadership Statement:

We are proud to lead the NJSO, an organization that means so much to each of us. Being entrusted by our colleagues and friends to guide the organization is truly humbling and rewarding. We look forward to serving the NJSO's mission of artistic excellence and engagement with our communities. In the process, we hope to build productive relationships with and relevance to our statewide audiences.

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Yes
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Programs

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Program Description:

Access to and experience of the arts is an important part of building a sense of community and enhancing the vitality and livability of our cities. With over 100 concerts annually, the NJSO greatly enriches the lives of people throughout the state. These performances annually welcome as many as 150,000 diverse residents, young and old, from classical music enthusiasts to devoted connoisseurs to enjoy the power and presence of live classical music.

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Program Description:

The NJSO recognizes that music education is vital in ensuring that New Jersey’s communities continue to be engaged with the musical arts. To this end, the Orchestra hosts six innovative community-based programs designed to promote lifelong learning through the experience of live music. Each of these programs strives to improve the quality of life for young people and their greater communities, while education programs in particular fill the gap of shrinking school music programs by expanding the “pipeline” of young musical talent. The full suite offers hands-on musical instruction, ensemble performance experience and age-appropriate full orchestra concert performances which educate, entertain and enrich the lives of more than 40,000 young people, their families and their educators annually.

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