Encore! NJSO, Morris Arts and meteorologists deliver picture-perfect Giralda fest

Large audience applauds the 31st annual Morris Music and Arts Festival in Madison. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Large audience applauds the 31st annual Morris Music and Arts Festival in Madison. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 

Stache Bash Ladies: (from left) Carey Iaquinta, Jesse Bilanin, Brittney Pruss, Dana Carroll and Janet Flynn, all from Chatham, at the 2014 Giralda Music and Arts Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Stache Bash Ladies: (from left) Carey Iaquinta, Jesse Bilanin, Brittney Pruss, Dana Carroll and Janet Flynn, all from Chatham, at the 2014 Giralda Music and Arts Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

It was the sort of summer afternoon where you were glad to have your camera handy.

Rolling lawn. Panoramic sky. Picnic baskets.

And the New Jersey Symphony.

Sunday’s 31st annual¬†Giralda Music & Arts Festival concluded the first weekend of summer in style.

Associate Conductor Gemma New led the NJSO in a crowd-pleasing program that served classical favorites and pop hits celebrating New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.

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Brennan Sweet solos for the NJ Symphony, led by Associate Conductor Gemma New at the 2014 Giralda Music & Arts Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Brennan Sweet solos for the NJ Symphony, led by Associate Conductor Gemma New at the 2014 Giralda Music & Arts Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

“The program was brilliant,” said Tom Werder, executive director of Morris Arts. No word yet on how much money the concert raised for the nonprofit organization. But the parking area was full of cars.

Such a production takes lots of work.  Now, the Morris Arts folks can enjoy a breather.

“We’re free and clear till Thursday!” Tom said with big grin.

That’s when Meet Me in Morristown debuts.

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Large audience applauds the 31st annual Morris Music and Arts Festival in Madison. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Audience applauds the 31st annual Morris Music and Arts Festival in Madison. Photo by Kevin Coughlin



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