Thursday, June 20, 2019


WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 2019. Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking). The concert starts at 6pm.
Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive/Madison Ave. (Rt. 124) in Madison. Rainsite: Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown
TICKETS: In advance: Adults: $18 adults (over 12); Children: $4; under 4, free. (Group sales, 10 or more) $15. At the gate: Adults: $25 adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4, free.
Advance Tickets can be purchased at:

  • Morris Arts online at or (973) 285-5115, x15
  • Kings Food Markets (Morristown and Chatham)
  • Gary’s Wine and Marketplace (Madison)

Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Kaity De Laura (973) 285-5115, x 14 or at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements

Bring your picnics (compete for some amazing, lavish picnic prizes), and come prepared to have fun – listen to a performance by the renowned New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, enjoy a wonderful art/fine crafts show and sale, sample some delicious ice cream (from an antique ice cream truck), participate in family/children’s arts activities, or just sit back and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Although the forecast predicts a sunny, warm and delightful day,  the Mennen Arena (161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown) is readily available in case of rain….offering  the same, full experience (picnics, art show, family activities, etc.) of the Giralda Music & Arts Festival as you would have outdoors – but in dry, air conditioned comfort.

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)!  So, 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 46 years.

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.

This year’s concert features BERNSTEIN’s (arr. Peress) Overture to West Side Story; COPLAND’s “Variations on a Shaker Melody” from Appalachian Spring; PIAZZOLLA’s Libertango; MONCAYO’s Huapango; COPLAND’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo; MARQUEZ’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo; arr. NORRIS –Duke Ellington Medley; PRICE’s “Silk Hat and Walking Cape,” from Dances in the Canebrakes, GERSHWIN’s (arr. Bennett) Porgy and Bess  Selections for Orchestra, GOULD’s American Salute; Various/arr. LOWDEN’s Armed Forces Salute.

In the event of uncertain weather, please check the website or call (973) 285-5115 AFTER 12 pm on the day of the concert  for the latest updates.

Morris Arts wishes to thank our sponsors:

Giralda Property Sponsors: Open Spaces Management Association, GRC Management Corp., Lincoln Equities LLC, Giralda Farms RE LLC, Linque Management Company, Inc., American Realty Capital, AHS Hospital Corp., Atlantic Health System, 1 Giralda Realty LLC, 3 Giralda Realty LLC, 7 Giralda Realty LLC,  and Mack-Cali Realty Corp.

Community Sponsors: Crum & Forster Insurance, Turner Construction, MetLife Foundation, The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Kings Food Markets, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Shoprite Supermarkets, 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!