Posted Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Art Show & Sale • Children’s Activities • Food Trucks
Looking for the perfect way to start the summer? Join Morris Arts at its 36th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, Sunday, June 23, in Madison, while relaxing on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms, the former Dodge estate.
Enjoy a program of light classics performed by the renowned New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. At the same time, guests can picnic — and possibly win lavish picnic prizes for the most inventive picnics — enjoy a wonderful art/fine crafts show and sale, sample various food trucks including an antique ice cream truck, participate in family/children’s arts activities, or just sit back and enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Under the baton of one of Chile’s most prominent orchestral conductors, José Luis Domínguez, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Giralda program will feature concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, Joe Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin.
In keeping with Giralda tradition, there will be very generous prizes for the most inventive picnics and the fabulous 50/50 raffle, which nets some lucky person a big cash prize, often over $1,000!
Happily, weather is not a concern at all. Thanks to the Morris County Park Commission, the rainsite is the Mennen Arena, at 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown, offering the same, full experience of the Giralda Music & Arts Festival as outdoors, but in dry, air conditioned comfort.
Time: Gates open at 4 p.m. for activities and picnics. No pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking. The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Location: Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940.
Rainsite: Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. Doors open at 4 p.m. for activities (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking. The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Bernstein/arr. Peress Overture to West Side Story
Márquez Danzón No. 2
Copland “Variations on a Shaker Melody” from Appalachian Spring
Copland “Hoe Down” from Rodeo
Márquez Conga del Fuego Nuevo
arr. Norris Duke Ellington Medley
Price “Silk Hat and Walking Cape” from Dances in the Canebrakes
Gershwin/arr. Bennett Porgy and Bess Selections for Orchestra
Gould American Salute
Various/arr. Lowden Armed Forces Salute
Advance Tickets Adults (over 12) $18. Children $4. Under 4 are free. Group Sales of 10 or more, $15.
Advance tickets available at: • Online (Brown Paper Tickets) • Kings Food Markets (Chatham and Morristown) • Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (Madison) • Morris Arts (973) 285-5115 x 15
Tickets Day of Event • Adults: $25 • Children under 12: $5.
In case of rain, a notice of location change will be posted at www.morrisarts.org on the day of the concert after noon or call 973-285-5115. The rain site is Mennen Arena 161 E. Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. Doors open at 4 p.m. for picnicking and activities.
For more information and photos from last year, visit www.morrisarts.org.
Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Kaity De Laura at 973-285-5115 x 14, or [email protected] at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.