Monday, May 15th, 2017

A Sure Sign of Summer: Annual Giralda Music and Arts Festival just Six Weeks Away — in Madison

The perfect way to start the summer? Morris Arts’ 34th  annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, on Sunday, June 25,  at Giralda Farms (Madison Avenue.Route 124) in Madison.

Poster for Giralda 2017 Music & Arts FestivalAt Giralda, you can hear the state’s top orchestra, relax on the beautiful lawns of former Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge estate, see and purchase original artworks, enjoy family/children’s arts activities, indulge your ice cream cravings at the fully stocked antique ice cream truck, and picnic with friends and family.

Best of all, weather is not a concern. By special arrangement with the Morris County Park Commission, our rain site for the festival is the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township, which would host the same, full festival experience you would have outdoors – with the art show and sale, family arts activities, picnics (and prizes) and, of course, the concert!

Photo: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Giralda 2016, under Conductor Gemma New

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Giralda 2016, under Conductor Gemma New

Under the baton of Sameer Patel, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Giralda program will feature — among many others — Key’s Star Spangled Banner, the “Allegro con fuoco” from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World,”  Grofé’s “Mardi Gras” from Mississippi Suite, Menken’s (arr. Holcombe) Beauty and the Beast; Williams’ “The People’s House” from Lincoln and Liberty Fanfare, Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.

In keeping with Giralda tradition, there will be prizes for the most inventive picnics.

All proceeds benefit the many programs and services provided to artists, arts organizations, schools and the community by Morris Arts.

Time: Gates open 4 p.m. for activities and picnics (no pets, no BBQ’s). The concert starts at 6pm.
Location:  Giralda Farms, Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940
Rainsite: Mennen Arena, Morris Township.

2016 scene Giralda Festival scene -- showing crowd of people

2016 scene Giralda Festival scene

Tickets: (lower pricing for advance tickets!)
In advance: Adults: $15 adults (over 12); Children: $4; under 4, free.
At the gate: Adults: $20 adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4, free.

Advance Tickets can be purchased at:
-Morris Arts online at www.morrisarts.org or (973) 285-5115, x14
-Kings Food Markets (Morristown and Chatham)
-Gary’s Wine and Marketplace (Madison)
If you require special accommodation, please contact Kadie Dempsey (973) 285-515, x17.

Contact: If you have additional questions, reach Bethany Russo via email at [email protected] or call (973) 285-5115. In the event of uncertain weather, please check the website www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115 AFTER 12 pm on the day of the concert  for the latest updates.