Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
Tuesdays, June 26, July 10, July 24 and August 7 at 12 pm on the Morristown Green
Featuring music from Mexico, Brazil, Native America and Russian Folk
(Morristown, NJ) –The Mayo Performing Arts Center, the Arts Council of the Morris Area and the United Methodist Church present their third annual Music Without Borders free summer outdoor lunchtime concert series on the Morristown Green. The series begins June 26 and runs every other Tuesday through August 7. Concerts start at 12 pm.
Music Without Borders series is sponsored by Novartis.
Each Music Without Borders concert will feature a performance of world music reflecting the diverse culture and population of the area. Brown bag a meal, stop by while walking your dog and experience a world music celebration while getting to know your neighbors. (In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the United Methodist Church.)
“We hope that people will enjoy our wonderful free lunchtime outdoor concerts that celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO of the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Tom Werder, Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Morris Area, adds, “It’s exciting to collaborate with the Mayo Center on this special series and to literally bring the world to the center of Morristown.”
Music Without Borders concert schedule:
(Rain site: United Methodist Church of Morristown)
Described by the NY Times as "four young musicians, decked out in elegant black uniforms, with fancy buttonwork typical of roving Mexican troubadours," this highly talented mariachi band performs a wide range of Mexican music from traditional to contemporary. Founded in 2000, the group's four members perform on trumpet, vihuela (5 string guitar-like instrument), guitarron (large guitar), and keyboard/accordion.
Mauricio de Souza and Bossa
Maurício de Souza and Bossa Brasil®, with their unique, exciting, and sophisticated arrangements, cover a wide array of Brazilian jazz standards including the music of Tom Jobim and Hermeto Pascoal, and Egberto Gismonti, among others. Their 2010 album, Here.There, has received widespread critical acclaim – featured on WBGO, and voted the #1 jazz album by WWPV FM.
Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
The Redhawk Dance Troupe features Native American performing artists who educate and delight audiences by interpreting and presenting social, traditional, and contemporary dances. Since 1993, the Redhawk Native American Arts Council's performing artists have been sharing Native American dance, music, art and history with audiences around the world. With live singing and drumming, they present traditional and social dances along with articulate verbal interpretation in high energy, exciting performances, combining traditions from various nations to help audiences understand the differences among Native American nations.
Established in 1991, Barynya is considered the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. It presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, and Roma Gypsy traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, domra and garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion).
The Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2010-2011 season is made possible in part by a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
The Arts Council of the Morris Area is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to bringing the arts to the center of community life. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, the Arts Council serves as a resource for the arts in Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations.
MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960
box office (973) 539-8008
fax (973) 455-1607 / admin (973) 539-0345 ext.6505