July 29, 2020

Four String Quartets Play Overlooking Morris Hills

LOTS OF STRINGS: The Tesla Quartet is the first in the Lot of Strings Music Festival, performing August 13 at the Morris Museum.

On four successive Thursdays, four string quartets will play in the Lot of Strings Music Festival from August 13 to September 3 atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking lot, providing a view of the Morris County hills. All performances are at 7:30 pm.

The Tesla, JACK, Attacca and Catalyst quartets are the four ensembles. Audience members will be in socially distant 8’x8’ blocks. Bring your own chair and refreshments.

Atop the parking deck, each 8’x8’ block can accommodate up to two patrons. Patrons may arrive as early as 6 p.m. to set up their blocks. Masks must be worn throughout the evening, except when having refreshments.

The Tesla Quartet’s concert is “Variations on a Russian Theme,” including a string quartet by Pavel Karmanov and Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet, No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11.

The museum is at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. The rain date is August 14 at 7:30 p.m. Call the box office at (973) 971-3706 or visit morrismuseum.org for tickets.