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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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Season 13 Opening Concert: Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du soldat"

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island NY

7:30 pre concert chat 8:00 concert

Program:

Strohbach - Fanfare fur Rudiger, Stravinsky - 3 Pieces for Clarinet Solo, Kraft - French Suite for Percussion Solo, Poulenc - Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon, Stravinsky - Suite from L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)

trumpet: Perry Sutton, trombone: Gilles Bernard, clarinet: Joe d'Auguste, bassoon: Chris Wickham, violin: Lucy Corwin, double bass: Andrew Rosciszewski, percussion: Vincent Livolsi