New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
60 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
ContactMs. Ingrid A Novak
To support the NJSO's 2015-16 Operations and education and community engagement programs.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) was formally established in 1922 after the merging of a number of local ensembles. In 1968, professional musicians replaced volunteers and Henry Lewis became the first African-American director of the NJSO--or any major symphony orchestra. More recently, the NJSO performed for the opening of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in 1997, which was later broadcast nationally for an audience of more than 4,000,000 people. In 2001, the Orchestra's recording of Dvoř