Cellist Nick Tsavaras returns to Lot of Strings Festival on Sunday, June 27 / The Morris Museum

Montclair resident Nicholas Tzavaras will play at the Lot of Strings Festival on Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. at The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. The rain date will be on Wednesday, June 30.

According to the announcement, Tzavaras is “known for his long association with Shanghai Quartet. Tzavaras has toured internationally as a soloist. Tzavaras has recorded more than 20 albums for the Naxos, Delos, Bis, Centaur, Camerata, and New Albion labels. Recent festival engagements have included the Santa Fe, La Jolla and Taos festivals, the Casals Festival in Prades France, the Melbourne Music Festival in Australia and the Marlboro Festival. Since 2009 Mr. Tzavaras has held the esteemed title of guest principal cellist of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.”

Described by the New York Times as “Live Music Splendor in a Parking Lot,” the concerts are choreographed to coincide with the sunsets that have become a signature of this series, the announcement said.

“Spectators with their folding chairs, wine glasses and food baskets reminded me of the ambience on the Tanglewood Festival’s lawn on a sunny afternoon. The sunset, as seen through the branches of a huge pine, was as spectacular,” Bachtrack’s review of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s concert last October said.




Tickets must be ordered in advance by phone calling the box office at (973) 971-3706 or online.

The rain date decision will be made by noon the day of the event. Guests must bring their own chairs. Chairs will not be provided at the event.