Monday, July 8, 2024

Beethoven, Dvořák, and Kenji Bunch! Renowned Telegraph Quartet Returns to the Back Deck





Telegraph Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, July 11 | 7:30 PM

San Francisco’s Telegraph Quartet returns to the Back Deck after their stellar performance in 2021. Now celebrating their 10th anniversary, the ensemble the San Francisco Chronicle hailed for their “soulfulness, tonal beauty and intelligent attention to detail,” brings their signature sound to works by Beethoven, Dvořák, and the contemporary master, Kenji Bunch.

Bring your own chairs and refreshments and enjoy live entertainment atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking deck. Patrons are invited to arrive as early as 6:00 PM to set up and enjoy refreshments and stunning sunsets on The Back Deck.

Tickets are $53 for an 8’x8’ block that accommodates up to two patrons or $28 for a block that accommodates one patron. In the event of inclement weather, outdoor performances will be held inside the Museum’s Bickford Theatre as general admission. Contact the Box Office with questions: 973-971-3706




Upcoming Back Deck Concerts



Evan Sherman

Big Enuf Band

Jazz on the Back Deck

Limited Availability!

Saturday, July 13 | 7:30 PM

We are excited to welcome back New Jersey native Evan Sherman who has sold out his last three Back Deck concerts. This summer, he returns from his year-long international tour with a 7-piece core ensemble that promises a big band sound.





Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, July 25 | 7:30 PM

Making their highly anticipated Lot of Strings debut, Aizuri Quartet brings their international award-winning musicality to an insightful program that features works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Franz Shubert.



Harlem Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, August 1 | 7:30 PM

The Grammy-Award-winning Harlem Quartet returns to The Back Deck with a concert that blurs the lines of jazz and classical and highlights their signature style that bridges both genres.



Erinys Quartet

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Saturday, August 3 | 7:30 PM

The international, Erinys Quartet makes their Back Deck debut! Named for the Erinyes (a.k.a. the Furies) from the Greek tragedy Oresteia by Aeschylus, and with roots in Estonia, Lithuania, Greece, the United States and Finland, the Erinys Quartet was founded in 2018 at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where they worked closely with cellist Marko Ylönen.



Laura Anglade Quartet 

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, August 10 | 7:30 PM

The Laura Anglade Quartet will perform their own arrangements drawing from the Great American Songbook as well as some French classics inspired by Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Carmen McRae, Barbra Streisand and more.



An Evening of String Sextets with Lyrica Chamber Music

Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, August 15 | 7:30 PM

Co-Artistic Director of Lyrica Chamber Music, cellist Ani Kalayjian curates a vivacious program of sextets including the triumphant A major Dvorak sextet, stunning Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian, and the gorgeous B flat Sextet by Johannes Brahms performed by world-class chamber musicians. An incredible performance you will not want to miss!



The Fumos

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, August 17 | 7:30 PM

Back Deck debut! THE FUMOS are an NYC-based band reviving the glorious horn-heavy dance music of the 70s. From funk to rock, soul and jazz; the 4-piece rhythm section lays down heavy grooves to surround a 3-piece horn section on an array of memorable classic tunes that are danceable and straight up fun! 



Life's a Gig with Vanisha Gould

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, August 24 | 7:30 PM

Vanisha Gould brings her lustrous voice to the Back Deck for an exciting debut. Vanisha came to New York in 2015 from Simi Valley, California. Inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Carmen McRae, and Ella Fitzgerald – Vanisha has successfully curated her sound as a composer and band leader.



Blanc Aprés Labor Day with Mike Davis and the New Wonders

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, September 14 | 7:30 PM

Celebrate the end of the season with a 1920s jazz party! Don your summer white clothes one more time before packing them for winter for this stylish Back Deck Gatsby style party in Jazz! Mike Davis and The New Wonders will play works they have never performed at the Morris Museum before in this upbeat and glamorous Celebration of the Jazz Age and the end of summer!



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 Economic Development Alliance & Tourism Bureau.


The Morris County Economic Development Alliance & Tourism Bureau receives funding from the County of Morris and the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.





Photos by Jack Grassa.


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





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