Wednesday, June 19, 2024



Morris Arts invites you to celebrate the 

40th Annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival

WHEN: Saturday, June 22Gates open at 3:00 PM for the art show and sale, picnicking, food trucks, 50/50 raffle, and children's activities including OMG Bubbles and Frisbee Art facilitated by the Kubert School.
: on the grounds of Giralda Farms, Rt. 124 and Dodge Drive, Madison, NJ
 advance are $25 for adults, $4 for children 12 years old and under, and free for children 4 years old and under. Group sales available for groups of 10 or more at $20 each per adult. Tickets at the gate/day of event increases to $30 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.
Tickets are available now for online purchase here. In-person printed tickets are available at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Madison, NJ.

Jazz vocalist Lynette Sheard and the John Lee Quartet will take the stage at 4:00 PM for an incredible pre-show performance. Lynette’s performances have been acknowledged in numerous publications including, The New York Times, Broadway World, and The Star-Ledger, which proclaimed that “Her voice reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot”.

Finally, at 6:00 PM the New Jersey Symphony will perform a fantastic program (listed below) including timeless classics, Broadway themes, and patriotic favorites that the whole family will enjoy.

Morris Arts’ Executive Director, Tom Werder says, “We’re so excited to celebrate four decades of Giralda. A lot has changed over the last 40 years, but what hasn’t changed is our community’s desire to enjoy live music, art, and connection with one another.”

Morris Arts’ 2024 Coladarci & Ehlers Scholarship winners will also be presented their awards at the festival. Violinist Elizabeth Morgievich of Randolph High School will receive the Elaine Ehlers Scholarship and dancer Julia Nugent from Chatham High School will receive the Eugenie Coladarci Scholarship.

This event is wheelchair accessible with accessible parking. Individuals needing assistance with any other essentials should contact Jenna Castano, ADA Coordinator at at least 10 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.

Giralda Music & Arts Festival is rain or shine! In the event of uncertain weather, please check AFTER 12:00 PM on the day of the concert for the latest updates. Our rain location is Liquid Church, 299 Webro Rd, Parsippany, NJ. With air conditioning and a fantastic sound system, you’ll enjoy the live performances, art show and sale, children’s activities, and food trucks even in the event of inclement weather.

All proceeds benefit Morris Arts programs and services provided to artists, art organizations, schools, and the community. Morris Arts thanks the following generous sponsors:

Maestro Sponsor: Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation

Partner Sponsors: En Masse Coworking

Captain Sponsors: Gensler, P&K CPAs LLC, Red Bulls

Community Sponsors: Morris County Park Commission, Morris County Economic Development Corporation, County of Morris, The Township of Chatham, Borough of Madison, and Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)

Giralda Property Sponsors: Open Spaces Management Association Inc., GRC Management Corp., Lincoln Equities LLC, Giralda Farms RE LLC, Linque Management Company, Inc., American Realty Capital, 1 Giralda Farms LLC, Onyx Management Group LLC, Fazio Farms LLC, 7 Giralda Venture LLC, Bergman Real Estate Group, Atlantic Health System, AHS Hospital Corp, and Cushman & Wakefield.

The New Jersey Symphony program includes:

John Stafford Smith/Damrosch The Star Spangled Banner

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Giuseppe Verdi Overture to Nabucco

Peter Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Georges Bizet Selections from Carmen

John Williams Liberty Fanfare

Valerie Coleman Seven O’Clock Shout

Aaron Copland “Saturday Night Waltz” and “Hoe Down” from Rodeo

George Gershwin / arr. Bennett Selections from Porgy and Bess

Various Composers / arr. Moss Salute to Ol’ Blue Eyes

John Philip Sousa Atlantic City Pageant March

Various Composers / arr. Lowden Armed Forces Salute

John Philip Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever

Morris Arts, located in Morristown, NJ, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in schools and the community, arts advocacy, and support of local artists and arts organizations.