Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Technical Brilliance: Tesla Quartet will Dazzle on the Back Deck





Tesla Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, June 30, 8:00 PM

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. This appearance marks the 60th outdoor performance at the Morris Museum since July 2020, and Tesla’s 6th outing in the series. 

Tesla's technical brilliance and emotive musical prowess will dazzle audiences yet again on the Back Deck. This time they will bring their signature musicianship to works by Haydn, Ravel, Jessie Montgomery, and Grazyna Bacewicz.

Each 8X8 block is $50.00 and includes two patrons. Don’t forget, BYOB and BYO chairs and picnics with live music under the sunset! In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the Bickford Theatre. All patrons will have to wear face masks while inside the Bickford Theatre. An indoor picnic area will be provided if the concert is moved inside.




Upcoming Back Deck Concerts in July


Telegraph Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, July 7, 8:00 PM

Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept… with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Telegraph brings their intelligent and virtuosic slant to works by Ravel and Schoenberg.


Amani: Caribbean Calypso

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, July 9, 8:00 PM

Amani brings the sounds of the Caribbean to the Back Deck! Harry Bellafonte, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, and Sunny Rollins favorites are all on the docket for an evening of fun by the evening sun!


Dan Levinson

Jazz on the Back Deck

Thursday, July 21, 8:00 PM

Dan returns to the Back Deck with a stellar group of musicians for program that pays homage to the legendary early jazz greats with his signature mix of musicianship, charm, and insight. This Show will likely SELL OUT fast, get your tickets early!


Antoinette Montague

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, July 30, 8:00 PM

Antoinette Montague doesn’t give concerts; she gives an experience. And there is no better place to experience her jazz phenomenon than on the Morris Museum’s Back Deck! A native of Newark, Antoinette is known for her vocal talents, radio talk show on WHCR, and as a mentor to countless artists.





Image credits: Artists performing on The Back Deck by Jack Grassa. Telegraph Quartet, photo courtesy Lisa Marie Mazzucco. Additional images courtesy the artists.


The Morris Museum thanks Will and Mary Leland for their leadership gift for the 2022 Lot of Strings season, and founding Lot of Strings donor, F. Gary Knapp, for his continued generosity.


The Morris Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support from the following funders:



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