Sunday, June 18, 2017



34th Annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival

WHEN: Sunday, June 25. Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics (no pets, no BBQ’s). The concert starts at 6pm.
WHERE:  Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ
Rainsite: Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown (Doors open at 4pm for activities (no pets, or BBQ’s ). The concert starts at 6pm.
TICKETS: (take advantage of 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 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.

The perfect way to start the summer? At 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 or just picnic with friends and family. Best of all, weather is not a concern at all! By special arrangement with the Morris County Park Commission, our rainsite at the Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown will host the same, full experience of the Giralda Music & Arts Festival as you would have outdoors—with the art show and sale, family arts activities, picnics (and prizes) and, of course, the concert!

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clip_image001[6]Under the baton of Sameer Patel, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Giralda program will feature 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, Price’s “Nimble Feet” from Dances in the Canebrakes, Miller’s (arr. Holcombe) St. Louis Blues March, Anderson’s Summer Skies, Wilson’s (arr. Hayman) The Music Man: Symphonic Impressions, Rodgers (arr. Bennett) Selections from Oklahoma!, Copland’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo and Fanfare for the Common Man, Hooray for Hollywood (medley arr. Holcombe), Korngold’s “Garden Scene” from Much Ado About Nothing, Kander’s (arr. Ricketts) Chicago Medley, 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 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)!  Invite that special someone, friends, family, neighbors, club members or college chums to share a picnic and help support the important work of Morris Arts, which has been building community through the arts for 44 years.

Morris Arts wishes to thank our sponsors:

Corporate Arts Partner: affiliated with The Star-Ledger

Giralda Property Sponsors: Open Spaces Management Association, GRC Management Corp., Lincoln Equities LLC, Giralda Farms RE LC, Linque Management Company, Inc., American Realty Capital, Madison Giralda Property Owner LLC, Normandy Real Estate Partners, 1 Giralda Realty L.L.C., 2 Giralda Realty L.L.C. , 7 Giralda Realty L.L.C. and Mack-Cali Real Estate

Community Sponsors: Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation, Mariner Wealth Advisors-Madison, Crum & Forster Insurance, MetLife Foundation, Kings Food Markets, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, County of Morris, Township of Chatham and Morris County Park Commission

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

Become a part of the Giralda tradition and bring your friends, families, classmates, neighbors or come by yourself to welcome summer with Morris Arts in this fun and most affordable way!