NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

aka NJSO   |   Newark, NJ   |  www.njsymphony.org

Mission

The mission of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is to connect with the people and diverse communities of New Jersey through the power of live symphonic music to inspire, entertain and educate.

Ruling year info

1944

President & CEO

Mr. Gabriel van Aalst

Main address

60 Park Place Suite 900

Newark, NJ 07102 USA

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EIN

22-1559422

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Concert Season

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. Music Director Xian Zhang continues her acclaimed leadership of the NJSO. The Orchestra presents classical, pops and family programs, as well as outdoor summer concerts and special events. Partnerships with New Jersey arts organizations, universities and civic organizations remain a key element of the Orchestra’s statewide identity.

Population(s) Served

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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Awards

Favorite Symphony/Orchestra 2008

New Jersey Arts

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Affiliations & memberships

AFM (American Federation of Musicians) 1922

League of American Orchestras 1922

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Board of directors
as of 09/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ann Borowiec


Board co-chair

Eduardo Lara

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ

Term: 2021 - 2024

Deborah Bello

Prudential Insurance

Linda Bowden

PNC Bank

Jay Galeota

Merck & Co.

John Garone

Wells Fargo

David Huber

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Andrew Lamy

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Daria Placitella

PNC Wealth Management

Richard Vezza

The Star-Ledger

Albert Angel

Merck & Co.

Gerald Appelstein

Tauber Oil Company

Val Azzoli

Atlantic Records

Rose Cali

Alan Danzis

Trayton Davis

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Curtland Fields

Turrell Fund

James Gillen

Prudential

Scott Kobler, Esq.

McCarter & English, LLP

Amy Liss

William Marino

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Victor Parsonnet

Newark Beth Israel

Stephen Ploscowe

Fox Rothschild LLP

Warren Racusin

Lowenstein Sandler PC

Gwendolyn Robosson

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Craig Silliman

Verizon Telecom and Business

Penelope Vance

Montclair State University

Edward Zinbarg

Prudential Insurance Company

Ron Beit

RBH Group, LLC

Ann Borowiec

JPMorgan Chase

Roberta Renard

Renard Communications, Inc.

John Wooster

AIG

Mark Timmerman

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Robert Wagner

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Elin Mueller

United Way of Northern New Jersey

Gregory Khost

U.S. Trust

Christopher Petermann

O'Connor Davies

James Roe

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Donald Strangfeld

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Susan Stucker

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Carmen Corrales

Cleary Gottlieb

Michael Nakhamkin

Jim Reilly

Panasonic

Adriana Rosin

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Santamaria

PSEG

Stephen Sichak, Jr.

BD

Sherry Varrelman

TD Bank Private Client Group

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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