The weather was perfect, the crowd was large and enthusiastic, the music spectacular and the day filled with fun for all at Morris Arts’ 33rd annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Giralda Farms, in Madison. People savored an outstanding performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, sampled the art exhibit and sale, tested the hula hoops, created artworks (with artist Dan Fenelon at the Montclair Museum’s art truck), wrote poetry and relaxed on that gorgeous rolling lawn of the former Dodge estate. The glorious 1950s vintage ice cream truck, with its radiant turquoise and chrome trim and wide whitewall tires, was well stocked with delicious ice cream (what better treat on a hot summer day?!) and prizewinning picnickers demonstrated their inventiveness, with picnics featuring cuisines and decorations ranging from the Middle East to Disney themes! The fabulous 50/50 raffle yielded a record of more than $2,200 for one lucky individual – and the comparable amount for Morris Arts’ Coladarci scholarship, given annually to an artistically talented graduating high school senior. Children ran, danced and parents smiled…it was a wonderful and special day for all.
Here are some photos from this year’s event:
Once again conducted by the talented Gemma New, this year’s program included Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra; Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker; Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana; the Allegro from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik; the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7; Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture; Offenbach’s Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld; Bernstein’s (arr. Mason) – Selections from West Side Story; Holcombe’s Hooray for Hollywood; Holcombe’s Tribute to Walt Disney; The March from Williams’ Raiders of the Lost Ark; Holcombe’s Ghostbusters; Arlen’s Over the Rainbow; Williams’ E.T.; Williams’ Harry’s Wondrous World; Williams’ Star Wars and Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute.
Again, Morris Arts thanks our sponsors:
Corporate Arts Partner: NJ.com affiliated with The Star- Ledger
Partner Sponsor: Crum and Forster
Luminary Sponsor: Mariner Wealth Advisors-Madison
Giralda Property Sponsors:
Open Spaces Management Association, GRC Management Corp., Lincoln Equities LLC, Giralda Farms RE LLC, Linque Management Company, Inc., American Realty Capital, RXR Realty LLC, 3 Giralda Farms SPE LLC, REX 1 Giralda Farms SPE LLC, Madison Giralda Property Owner LLC, Normandy Real Estate Partners
Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Kings Food Markets, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, County of Morris, Township of Chatham and Morris County Park Commission
All proceeds benefitted the many programs and services provided to artists, arts organizations, schools and the community by Morris Arts.