Monday, May 1, 2023

Limited Availability: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra returns to the Morris Museum!





Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Chad Hoopes

Wednesday, May 3 | 8:00 PM

“Performed with edge-of-the-seat intensity.” The New York Times

The special relationship between the Morris Museum and the famed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra continues with a program featuring Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto in E minor (with critically acclaimed violinist, Chad Hoopes) as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. VIP ticket holders have exclusive access to observe the famously conductor-less ensemble in a final rehearsal of a new work by a prominent film composer, followed by a pre-performance reception. 

Members of Orpheus first performed at the Morris Museum in October 2020 as part of the inaugural Lot of Strings Music Festival. The relationship continued in the spring of 2021, bringing in-person performances back to our outdoor venue. Now Orpheus regularly performs with their full ensemble in the intimacy of the Bickford Theatre to sold-out audiences.

Tickets: $40.00 | Member Tickets: $35.00

VIP Tickets: $75.00 | Member VIP Tickets: $70.00

25 and under tickets: $25.00

A $3.00 handling fee applies to each ticket.

VIP tickets include exclusive access to hear Orpheus rehearse a new work by a prominent film composer at 6:30 followed by a pre-performance reception.

Become a Member and enjoy exclusive perks, including Members-only events and discounts on exciting Bickford Theatre concerts, performances, and more. 




Watch Chad Hoopes Perform Mendelssohn 

Hoopes on Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto: “It’s probably one of the most famous violin concertos in the violin repertoire. It’s a piece very close to my heart...”

Read the preview interview by to learn more about Hoopes and the highly anticipated performance.

Bickford Theatre Ticket & Visitor Information

The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events in the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections (indicated in blueand are required in the HOUSE LEFT section (indicated in red). Face masks are currently optional for Children’s Theatre performances. This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back on our website or call the box office for our current policy before your scheduled performance date. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.

The Morris Museum thanks Will and Mary Leland, and F. Gary Knapp for their leadership support for this season’s presentations of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.



About Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Orpheus is a radical experiment in musical democracy, proving for fifty years what happens when exceptional artists gather with total trust in each other and faith in the creative process. Orpheus began in 1972 when cellist Julian Fifer assembled a group of New York freelancers in their early twenties to play orchestral repertoire as if it were chamber music. In that age of co-ops and communes, the idealistic Orpheans snubbed the “corporate” path of symphony orchestras and learned how to play, plan, and promote concerts as a true collective, with leadership roles rotating from the very first performance.

About Chad Hoopes (Violin Soloist)

Acclaimed by critics worldwide for his exceptional talent and magnificent tone, American violinist Chad Hoopes has remained an impressive, consistent, and versatile performer with many of the world’s leading orchestras since winning First Prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. Hoopes is a 2017 recipient of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Career Grant. Former winners include Kirill Gerstein, Yuja Wang, Leila Josefowicz, Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn.

Image credits: Orpheus photo by Jack Grassa. Chad Hoopes photo by Jiyang Chen.



Upcoming Bickford Theatre Programs


Laura Anglade Quartet

Friday, May 19 | 7:30 PM

The Toronto-based jazz vocalist, Laura Anglade, has been charming audiences by bringing a fresh face to the vintage sound of classic jazz numbers in both French and English. Making her Morris Museum debut alongside a stellar ensemble, including Ben Rosenblum on piano and accordion, Marty Jaffe on bass, and Randolph’s native son, drummer Ben Zweig.






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




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