Morris Museum will present four string quartets in August and September

Tesla Quartet Morris Museum

The Tesla Quartet will perform in Morris Township, Aug. 13.

The Morris Museum in Morris Township — which has reopened and is currently presenting jazz concerts outdoors, on its elevated parking deck — has added a quartet of string-quartet shows in the same location in August and September.

Performers in the museum’s Lot of Strings Music Festival will include:

Aug. 13: Tesla Quartet. “Variations on a Russian Theme” program includes Pavel Karmanov’s String quaREtet and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op.11.

Aug. 20: JACK Quartet. Program includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, John Luther Adams, John Zorn and others.

Aug. 27: Attacca Quartet. Program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12 in E Flat Major, Op. 127 and String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 130 with gross fugue.

Sept. 3: Catalyst Quartet. Program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arrangement by the Catalyst Quartet) and Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima.”

Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the space opening at 6 p.m. Rain dates are the day after each show.

Attendees should bring a chair (and refreshments, if they wish) and will be assigned to an eight-foot-by-eight-foot block of space that can be used by one or two people; this will allow them to stay a safe distance from other attendees. Masks must be worn, except for when attendees are eating or drinking in their own blocks.

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