Subscribers receive priority seating; the best seats available in your preferred section, 10% discount on most additional tickets when purchased directly through the Philharmonic’s Office and added special events just for our valued subscribers. The GSP Professional Orchestra performs subscription concerts in both Ocean and Monmouth Counties.
Chamber Music Concerts
A series offering intimate concerts with the professional musicians of the Garden State Philharmonic. Each performance will highlight members in solo, duet, or small ensemble settings, offering a unique and exciting opportunity to listen to great music in an intimate space.
The Garden State Philharmonic Professional Orchestra regularly performs concerts during the school day for Elementary and Middle School students. Concerts are often followed by a question and answer session from the stage with the Conductor Diane Wittry, and guest soloists.
Free Community Concerts
Each year, the GSP partners with the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department to present a free “American Celebrations” Concert around the July 4th Holiday featuring the GSP professional orchestra and the GSP Community Chorus. Held yearly for the last 60 years on the steps of the Ocean County Library in downtown Toms River, this is an event that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Garden State Philharmonic professional orchestra rehearses regularly at the Woodland Center in Maplewood, NJ. These rehearsals are open to the public and attended by people of all ages. Open rehearsals also take place at Winchester Gardens, a retirement community in Maplewood, NJ
The GSP features additional performances throughout the year including the annual “Messiah” concert by the Garden State Philharmonic Chorus at St. Joseph’s Church in Toms River, and the Fall and Spring Concerts of the GSP Youth Orchestra Program, at the Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College. Additional free concerts are performed regularly at the Ocean County Mall by both the GSP Chorus and the GSP Youth Orchestras. In addition, musicians are often featured performing at area active-life communities throughout the region.
Orchestra or Ensembles for Hire
Looking for that special something to elevate your next special event or performance series? The Garden State Philharmonic offers dynamic concerts with educational value. Each Philharmonic concert is a humanities experience in itself. Drawing from it’s Concert Series at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the campus of Ocean County College, the GSP can provide you with a program on nearly any scale from solo artist to full symphony experiences.
Full orchestra – $12,000 – $30,000
Small Ensemble – $1,000 – $7,500
Educational Workshop/Residency Fees: $500 – $7,500
Deposits: Flexible, 25% at contract signing preferred
For concert performances the following will be needed: General sound with operator, general lighting with operator, appropriate number of music stands, chairs, stand lights, and adequate dressing space with nearby restrooms.
Actual booking fees are contingent upon number of performances, length of residencies, distance traveled to performance venue, and number of musicians required. The Garden State Philharmonic can accommodate program needs involving up to as many as 75 musicians or small chamber music ensembles. Actual technical needs may vary by selected program.