Through special community initiatives, the GSP reaches children and adults from diverse backgrounds. Classical and classically-inspired music is for everyone regardless of race, culture, community or economic status, sex, sexual orientation, religion and/or physical and mental ability.

The GSP Board, Artistic and Administrative Team members make themselves available to speak at speak at civic organizations, community centers and chambers of commerce throughout the year. These engagements compliment special humanities initiatives such as Musically Speaking, continued adult learning courses offered through Ocean County College and Georgian Court University, and a menu of customized programs designed to elevate public understanding and appreciation of music.

Musically Speaking, are pre-concert abbreviated talks that help creative an organic connection between the audience and the music they are about to enjoy. These pre-concert talks are special additions to some of our concerts we present throughout the season.

The Garden State Philharmonic is also thrilled to be partnered with the Boy Scouts of America as an Explorer Post, offering High School students an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a career in the music industry.
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Charity Partners & Charity Pairing

The GSP, like many public charities, has to compete not only for public funding, but for public visibility. Sometimes the community forgets just how many not-for-profits there are working, often behind the scenes, to improve the quality of life for us each and every day. This fact and its strong community roots led the GSP to launch the Charity Pairing Partner Program in its 57th season. Through the CPPP, professional local charities are paired with each of the annual MasterWorks Series concerts to help elevate the visibility of the GSP and the visibility of the partnering charity through combined resources. Additionally, each charity partner receives a percentage of the single ticket sales derived from the pairing as a special fund and friend-raising gesture.

Do you know of a possible professional charity partner?

E-mail awalter@gardenstatephilharmonic.org