Crowds enjoy Giralda 2011 Credits: Dr. Lynn L. Siebert
Opera NJ soloist Marco Nistico sings with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under conductor Gerald Steichen at Giralda 2011 Credits: Dr. Lynn L. Siebert
The Canul Family with their "Racing" picnic at Giralda 2011. Credits: Dr. Lynn L. Siebert
Artist Wayne Masiello displays his work at Giralda 2011. Credits: Dr. Lynn L. Siebert
Children enjoying parachute fun at Giralda 2011. Credits: Dr. Lynn L. Siebert
Arts Council of the Morris Area’s Giralda Music and Arts Festival, Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012 • 8:18pm
Don’t miss the Arts Council of the Morris Area’s Giralda Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Thanks to this year’s rainsite - at the Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown – weather won’t matter at all! The entire event – from the concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to the hands-on arts activities, art show & sale and even picnics (!) - can move indoors at this spacious Morris County facility, in the event of inclement weather.
This year’s offerings are varied and full of fun. Under the baton of Emil de Cou, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will feature soprano Channing Connell, mezzo-soprano Melissa Kornacki and baritone Jeremy Moore from Opera New Jersey in the following program:
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
STRAUSS Voices of Spring
SULLIVAN H.M.S. Pinafore
“I’m called Little Buttercup”
“Sorry her lot”
“Fair moon to thee I sing”
“Never mind the why and wherefore”
NICOLAI Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
ANDERSON Goldilocks Overture
RODGERS “The Carousel Waltz”
MOROSS The Big Country
WILLIAMS “Adventures on Earth” from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
LOWDEN Armed Forces Salute
arr. DRAGON “America the Beautiful”
Additionally, this year’s festival includes Children’s art activities (origami and watercolor painting), and an Art Show and Sale – not to mention desserts and snacks available for purchase from The Artist Baker and a vintage ice cream truck.
Want to win concert or theatre tickets, free admission to museums and historic sites, a free dinner or lunch, or some of the other fabulous picnic prizes? Then, join the Giralda tradition of bringing an inventive picnic to Giralda where roving picnic judges pick the winners of the generous prizes. And who wouldn’t love to walk away with an extra $1,000+ in their pocket? The famed 50/50 raffle, whose tickets go for a mere $1, helps to support the Arts Council’s scholarship fund while netting some lucky person a big cash prize! Giralda is a great event to celebrate with that special someone, friends, family, neighbors, club members or college chums -- enjoy a wonderful event, glorious music, picnic fun and help to support the important work of the Arts Council of the Morris Area, an award-winning nonprofit which for 39 years, has been bringing the arts to the center of community life.
Time: Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics (no pets, no BBQs). The concert starts at 6pm.
Location: Giralda Farms Corporate Park, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940
Rainsite: The Mennen Sports Arena, 161 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown. (Doors open at 4pm for activities and picnics [no pets, no BBQs]. The concert starts at 6pm).
Tickets: (take advantage of lower pricing for advance tickets!)
In advance: Adults, $15 adults (16 and over); Children, $4; under 4, free.
At the gate: Adults, $20 adults (16 and over), Children, $5; under 4, free.
Advance Tickets can be purchased at:
- Arts Council of the Morris Area online at www.morrisarts.org (or call 973- 285-5115, x14)
- Kings Supermarkets (Morristown and Chatham)
- Gary’s Wine and Marketplace (Madison)
Individuals needing special accommodation should contact Kadie Dempsey (973) 285-515, x 17.
Contact: For general information, call (973) 285-5115, ext.18
In the event of uncertain weather, please check www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115, ext. 18 AFTER 12 pm on the day of the concert for the latest updates.
Thanks to our sponsors: Open Spaces Management Association; RXR Realty; Pfizer; Maersk Inc.; and GRC Management Corp.; BASF – The Chemical Company; investors Bank; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Kings Super Markets; and J. Weber Design, LLC. Media sponsor: The Daily Record. All proceeds benefit the many programs and services provided to artists, arts organizations, schools and the community by the Arts Council of the Morris Area.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded the Arts Council of the Morris Area a “Citation of Excellence” and designated it as a “Major Service Organization” in recognition of its “solid history of service excellence, substantial activity and broad public service.”