MORRIS COUNTY — Morris Arts and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra are set to celebrate their milestone anniversaries at the upcoming Giralda Music & Arts Festival, on Sunday, June 25, on the grounds of the Giralda Farms campus on Dodge Drive in Madison.
This highly anticipated event will showcase the vibrant arts scene in Morris County and provide a platform for both organizations to commemorate their accomplishments.
Gates open at 3:00 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 4:00 p.m. and New Jersey Symphony performance at 6:00 p.m. There will be an art show and sale, children’s activities, table prizes, food trucks, and musical performances.
This year’s pre-show performer is The Tia Holt Experience. Timothy Lien, winner of the New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Henry Lewis Concerto Competition, will perform to round out the concert.
“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Morris Arts and celebrate our milestone anniversaries at this year’s Giralda Music & Arts Festival,” said New Jersey Symphony Director of Marketing and Communications Sarah Hornblower said. “It’s always such a joy to bring orchestral music to the vibrant community of Madison at this beautiful outdoor setting.”
Morris Arts Executive Director Tom Werder added, “Morris Arts is thrilled to kick off the summer with the 39th Giralda Music & Arts Festival. We continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary with this wonderful celebration of art and music for the whole family.”
The festival will also include the presentation of the Morris Arts 2023 Coladarci and Ehlers Scholarships. This year’s winners include visual artist Yiru Zhou of Chatham High School, who will receive the Elaine Ehlers Scholarship, and trumpeter Michael Minenna of Morris Knolls High School, who will receive the Eugenie Coladarci Scholarship. Honorable mentions will also be presented to visual artist Iris Ferranti of Madison High School and violinist Leah Kvares of Randolph High School.
Tickets in advance are $20.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children ages four and younger. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more at $15.00 each per adult. Tickets at the gate or on the day of the event increase to $25.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.
Tickets are available now for online purchase by clicking here. In-person printed tickets are also available at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.
The event is wheelchair-accessible with handicapped parking. Individuals needing assistance with other essentials should contact Jenna Castano, ADA coordinator, at [email protected] at least ten days before the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.
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All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Morris Arts programs and services provided to artists, art organizations, schools, and the community.
The Giralda Music & Arts Festival will serve as a fitting platform to honor these two esteemed organizations. Attendees can look forward to a day filled with captivating musical performances, inspiring art exhibitions, and engaging activities for all ages. The festival will showcase the incredible talent of local artists and musicians, further solidifying Morris County’s reputation as a hub for creativity and cultural expression.
As the festival approaches, mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in the rich arts scene of Morris County. Join Morris Arts and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in celebrating their milestone anniversaries at the Giralda Music & Arts Festival, a memorable event that promises to ignite the senses and a love for the arts.