Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Boston-based Balourdet Quartet brings Classical to the Morris Museum's Back Deck





Balourdet Quartet

Lot of Strings

Saturday, August 13, 8:00 PM


The Boston-based Balourdet Quartet makes its Lot of Strings debut with a brilliant classical performance! The concert will pair Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade (1887) with Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 4 in C major, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp minor.

Accomplished to an impressive degree, the group has accumulated several awards since its formation. The Balourdet Quartet is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program. They received the Gold Medal in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Second Prize in the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition. Most recently, they took home the top prize at the Borciani Competition in Italy. 

Each 8X8 block is $50.00 and includes two patrons. Bring your own chairs and refreshments and enjoy live entertainment atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking deck. Stunning sunsets, social distance, and glorious live music combine for a series of unforgettable evenings.

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 Theatre and an indoor picnic area will be provided if the concert is moved inside.




Upcoming Back Deck Concerts


Evan Sherman Big Band

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, August 20, 8:00 PM

NJ native Evan Sherman is well known to audiences in NYC, and he was reintroduced to NJ in 2019 when he brought his big band to open the Morris Museum’s Jazz fest that year.



Jazz on the Back Deck

Thursday, August 25, 8:00 PM

Alea is a progressive and pioneering artist delivering messages of love, connection and Latinx empowerment. Her original compositions summon lush, vibrant landscapes from La Guajira, Colombia to Bronx, NY. Buttery vocals, holistic guitar conversations and riveting sax solos evoke a “tropical wave” according to Cultura Colectiva.






Image credits: Artists performing on The Back Deck by Jack Grassa. Danny Jonokuchi photo courtesy of Marques Walls. Balourdet Quartet photo courtesy of Kevin W. Condon


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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