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Upcoming Performance:

The Roaring Chorus
Monday, December 12, 2016
6:30pm

Richmondtown Library
200 Clarke Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10306

Described as “sonic perfection” (AWE, 2007) and “breaking the rules to bring the love of classical music to the next generation” (Ben Johnson, SI Advance, 2007), Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble (MCCE) is a professional classical chamber music ensemble that has been contributing to the classical music landscape with concerts that have brought audiences closer to the beauty of chamber music since 2004.
With wide-ranging presentations of both classical and contemporary chamber music (including commissions and premieres), we aim to provide audiences of all ages with authentic, enjoyable, artistically excellent, and educational music experiences for low, subsidized ticket prices of $5 to $20.
 

Our Mission:

•    To present and promote chamber music recitals
•    To provide a venue for musicians to practice their craft and perform
•    To provide to the greater community access to high-level musical performances, bringing music and music appreciation to audiences
•    To support young and/or emerging composers by commissioning new works


MCCE is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Hey, there just happens to be a donate button below!

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MCCE welcomes our new Interim Executive Director! 


MCCE is excited to announce our new interim Executive Director for the 2016-17 season - composer and bassist Andrew Rosciszewski!

Andrew Rosciszewski, composer and bassist, is known for his genre-bending compositions that fuse art music with rock in a colorful, eclectic style that reflects his passion and diversity of a wide musical palette. Influenced by composers such as Shostakovich, Bartók and Górecki, Andrew is intrigued and inspired by the folk music of his Polish heritage.

A recipient of the New Music USA Met Life Creative Connections grant as well as several ASCAPLus awards, Andrew was also MCCE's composer in residence for their 2011-2012 season. When he is not composing for or performing with MCCE, he can be found in the back of the venue recording their concerts.

Andrew is an award winning member of ASCAP and holds a BA from New Jersey City University where he studied composition with Dr. Stelio Dubbiosi and double bass with Lou Kosma (MET Opera Orchestra). Apart from these duties, he is also a string teacher (grades 4-8) with the New Brunswick School District. Andrew is looking forward to the challenge of helming MCCE this year and has an exciting and rewarding season of music planned.

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Dec12

MCCE's The Roaring Chorus

Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY

The Roaring Chorus

Elizabeth McCullough, Director Paul Light, piano Tamara Keshecki, flute J. Brunka, bass

Program:

It’s a Grand Night for Singing

State Fair/Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

Who Could Ask For Anything More? George & Ira Gershwin/arr. Jay Althouse

Love Is Here to Stay Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Someone to Watch Over Me S’Wonderful Nice Work If You Can Get It Embraceable You I Got Rhythm

America, the Beautiful/Samuel Ward & Katherine Lee Bates

Penny Lane/ Paul McCartney & John Lennon/arr. Audrey Snyder

Singin’ In the Rain/Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed

Let It Go/Frozen/Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez/arr. Mac Huff

Happy Holidays!/Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Marimba Program

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building "A", Staten Island NY

Program:

Rosauro - Marimba Concerto, Rosciszewski - The Marimba Trilogy, Ippolito- World Premiere commissioned by MCCE, Zappa - Peaches En Regalia

Vincent Livolsi: marimba, Wen Yi Lo: piano, Tamara Keshecki: flute, Tim Leonard: cello, Andrew Rosciszewski: electric bass, Jason Gianni: drum set