Be Part of The Music

Your Membership is vital to the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra’s mission to share the experience of great music. The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Gifts are tax deductible.

Member Benefits 2021/2022 Season

Musician’s Circle

Friend $25+

Recognition in concert programs and website
Members advance ticket purchase
Invitations to Member’s Events

Sustaining Member $100+

All previous benefits, plus:
​10% discount on tickets to all season concerts

Supporting Member $250+

All previous benefits, plus:
One Season Subscription
15% discount on tickets to all season concerts
Invitation for two, to Concert receptions with orchestra members

Artist’s Circle

Donor $500+

All previous benefits, plus:
Two season subscriptions
Invitations to dress rehearsals
Opportunity to sponsor a Section Musician chair

Sponsor $1,000+

All previous benefits, plus:
20% discount on all additional current-season tickets
Preferred Seating
Name listed under Special Thanks

Benefactor $1,500+

All previous benefits, plus:
Two additional guest tickets to all current season concerts
Opportunity to sponsor a Guest Artist

Conductor’s Circle

Principal’s Circle $2,500+

All previous benefits, plus:
Opportunity to sponsor an “Overture”
Opportunity to sponsor the RSO’s Concertmaster or Principal Chairs

Maestro’s Circle $5,000+

All previous benefits, plus:
Opportunity to sponsor a “Symphony” as part of a Masterworks performance
Opportunity to sponsor the RSO Conductor’s Podium

Gold Baton $10,000+

All previous benefits, plus:
Opportunity to sponsor an entire season
Exclusive Naming Opportunities

Ways To Give


Give your gift online now and enjoy the perks of joining the Ridgewood Symphony family. It’s a secure, fast, and easy way to support music and music education. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.


Giving stock or appreciated securities is a tax-wise way to support us. Please advise your broker to contact the Ridgewood Symphony with instructions for the transfer by phone or email.


Make a gift after your lifetime through your will or trust.  This can be a fixed dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate.


This can be the most heavily taxed asset in many estates.  Choosing this as your gift, might leave your less tax-burdened assets to your loved ones.


Contributing property after your lifetime or when it is no longer needed can be a game-changing gift.

Legal name for estate planning: Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra
Tax ID: 23-7049195


Trusts can combine flexible benefits including a generous income, tax benefits and a powerful gift to the Ridgewood Symphony.


There are multiple ways your corporation can give to the RSO. Ask your company about matching funds or granting programs.


The Ridgewood Symphony is able to bring the gift and joy of music into the lives of many, thanks to our musicians and supporters. For 80 years the Ridgewood Symphony has been able to give the gift of music to thousands of people. By contributing to our endowment, your gift will continue your legacy. Each gift made to the endowment continues to support Ridgewood Symphony and the lives of new generations.

You are the RSO

Become a Member

Donate Now

By Mail

Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 176
Ridgewood, NJ 07451

Make Payable to:
Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra

Or Call (201) 345-3059 to discuss your gift.


2019-2020 RSO Sustaining Members


Gold Baton $10,000+

Your Name Here

Maestro’s Circle $5,000-$9,999

Your Name Here

Principal’s Circle $2,500-$4,999

Chantal Cannon
Brian J. Heidtke Foundation
Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

Artist’s Circle

Benefactor $1,500-$2,499

David A. Ackerman
Robert Ames
Chantal Cannon
The Charles and Marilyn Clark Charitable Fund
Edmund and Brenda Moderacki

Sponsor $1,000-$1,499

Rotary Club of Ridgewood

Donor $500-$999

Ernest Barbaris
Karen Braverman
Chuck and Lyda Dye
Elaine and Lawrence Friendlander
Dr.Knarig Khatchadurian-Meyer and Dr. Ralph C. Meyer
Manny and Janet Sosinsky
Herbert and Ellen Steiner
Alexander and Nina Yagupsky

Musician’s Circle

Supporting Member $250-$499

James and Margie Jordan
Harold and Kathleen Sylvester

Sustaining Member $100-$249

Richard and Janet Ames
Brad and Pamela Ashe
James and Sally Brandes
Richard Colten
Jeannine and Fred Feinstein
Eva and George Gerliczy
Carol and BRacco Ghazey
Ellen Hill and Peter Hartmann
James W. Killian
Noritoshi and Noriko Kubo
Nathan and Karen Little
Sheila Lu
Lynn and Richard Lynch
David Nussenbaum
Jerome and Helene Rubin
Deborah Thompson
Georgina Wandelmaier
John Workman

Friend $25-99

Richard and Sandra Alpern
Elizabeth Buffington
Egon and Joan Fromm
Susan Nashel