Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lot of Strings Returns with Dover Quartet & MORE


Dover Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Saturday, July 22 | 7:30 PM


Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, the GRAMMY® nominated Dover Quartet has followed a “practically meteoric” (Strings) trajectory to become one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world.




Upcoming on The Back Deck:


Amani: A Celebration of Harry Belafonte

Jazz on the Back Deck

Thursday, July 27 | 7:30 PM


In 1959, Harry Belafonte created a live recording from Carnegie Hall that would remain on the charts for over three years. This concert highlighted Belafonte’s sensitivity as an artist and activist through his iconic performance of beloved works.



Black Oak Ensemble

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, August 3 | 7:30 PM


Performing works from Bach to Tango, the ensemble that reached #1 on the billboard classical charts last summer demonstrates their virtuosic versatility. 



Evan Sherman Big Band

Jazz on the Back Deck

Thursday, August 10 | 7:30 PM


The Evan Sherman Big Band returns after sell-out shows in the Bickford Theatre and Back Deck with a delightful and surprising program.



Alla Boara

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, August 19 | 7:30 PM


Making their NJ and Back Deck debut, Alla Boara brings a contemporary jazz sensibility to the ancient folk music of Italy! Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy’s diverse history of regional folk music.



Galvin Cello Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Saturday, August 26 | 7:30 PM


The Galvin Cello Quartet explores the limitless range of a cello ensemble by bringing together new works from diverse cultural backgrounds while seeking to establish the cello quartet as a core part of the classical music world.




Attendees must bring their own chairs and are welcome to bring refreshments to enjoy the live music atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking deck. Tickets are $50 for an 8’x8’ block that accommodates up to two patrons (in green on the seating chart) or $25 for a block that accommodates one patron (in orange). Concerts begin at 7:30 PM but patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 5:00 PM to enjoy their picnics. 


A Chance of Rain?

In the event of inclement weather, outdoor performances will be held inside the Museum’s Bickford Theatre. No need to call, the Box Office will contact you by email on the day of the concert no later than 5 PM.


Bickford Theatre Ticket & Visitor Information

The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events inside the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section. This policy is subject to change at any time. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.



Thank you for your support!






Leadership Support for the Lot of Strings Concert Series is provided by Will and Mary Leland and Lot of Strings founding donor, F. Gary Knapp.


Support for the Back Deck Concert Series is provided by Morris County Tourism Bureau, a Division of the Morris County Economic Development Alliance. 


The Morris County Economic Development Alliance & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives operating support from the County of Morris and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the NJ Department of State. The MCEDA & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives funding through a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. 




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





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