Morris Arts presents NJSO at 38th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, June 26

The Giralda Music & Arts Festival returns on June 26, 2022. Photo courtesy of Morris Arts.


From Morris Arts:


Morris Arts invites you to wrap up your June activities with live music and art on the beautiful grounds of the Giralda Farms Corporate Park, (the former Dodge Estate).

Along with wonderful musical performances, there will be plenty to see and do including children’s activities, 50/50, food trucks, an art show and sale and picnic contest. This will mark Morris Arts’ 38th Giralda Music & Arts Festival – and the event’s return to its normal June time slot.

Under the baton of José Luis Dominguez, the New Jersey Symphony performance will feature a tribute to Sondheim, Sousa’s ode to his time in New Jersey in The Atlantic City Pageant and so much more.

The New Jersey Symphony will perform at the Giralda Music & Arts Festival on June 26, 2022. Photo courtesy of Morris Arts.

An inspiring performance by the New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Henry
Lewis Concerto Competition winner rounds out this concert of favorites the whole family will love.

The NJS program includes:

Francis Scott Key/Damrosch Star Spangled
Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville
Florence Price Juba Dance from Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
Suppé Poet and Peasant: Overture
Mozart Allegro from Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
Sondheim/J. Tunick A Little Night Music: Suite for Orchestra
J. Strauss Jr. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
John Philip Sousa The Atlantic City Pageant
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
Robert W. Lowden Armed Forces Salute
John Philip Sousa/McAlister The Stars & Stripes Forever

This year’s pre-show performance is by Chico Alvarez and the Palomonte Afro-Cuban Big Band. This energetic 13-piece band will re-visit the musical culture of the golden era of traditional Cuban music and present it in a modern contemporary setting.

Chico Alvarez and the Palomonte Afro-Cuban Big Band will perform at the Giralda Music & Arts Festival on June 26, 2022. Photo courtesy of Morris Arts.

Morris Arts’ Executive Director Tom Werder shared: “We are thrilled to be hosting Giralda in its June time slot again with our usual incredible music, art, food and family-friendly activities!

“If we’ve learned anything over these past couple years, it’s the value of sharing the unique experience of live performance and art together in-person. We can’t wait to see everyone and share the excitement of this beautiful outdoor event,” he exclaimed.

COVID Statement

Morris Arts will continue to monitor NJ state guidelines, and review and revise these protocols as necessary.

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022 (rain location: Mennen Arena, Morris Township)
Time: Gates open at 4PM; Pre-Show Performance 4:30 PM; Symphony at 6PM
Location: Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940; Rain location: Mennen Arena, Morristown
Tickets: In advance: Adults: $20 adults (over 12); Children: $4; under 4, free. (Group sales, 10 or more, $15 adults). At the gate/day of: Adults: $25 adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4, free.

Tickets are available now for online purchase here. In-person tickets available at LOKL Café in Morristown.

Gates open early at 4PM for picnics and activities, including an art show/sale featuring 15+
artists, the Montclair Art Museum Art Truck, OMG Bubbles and the following food trucks: Señor Tacos, Aroy-D the Thai Elephant and NJ Delicious Vintage Ice Cream!

Kids activities at The Giralda Music & Arts Festival. Photo courtesy of Morris Arts.

This event is wheelchair accessible with handicapped parking available. Individuals needing special assistance or accommodations should contact Jenna Castano, ADA Coordinator at  at least 10 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.

In the event of uncertain weather, please check the Morris Arts website  AFTER 12 noon on the day of the concert for the latest updates. Rain location is Mennen Arena in Morris Township.

Morris Arts wishes to thank our generous sponsors:

Partner Sponsor:

A.M. Higley

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., Borough of Madison, County of Morris, Morris County Park Commission, and the Township of Chatham, the owners, affiliates, officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, and subsidiary companies.

Community Sponsors: Morris County Park Commission, Morris County Economic Development Corporation, Township of Chatham, County of Morris

All proceeds benefit the many programs and services provided to artists, arts organizations, schools and the community by Morris Arts. 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 49 years.

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