"deliver(ed) a meticulous, absolutely chilling, transcendent performance"

 - Lucid Culture, 2017 



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Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble "delivered a meticulous, absolutely chilling, transcendent performance" (NY Music Daily, 2017). 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.


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Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble

Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island NY

Tamara Keshecki - flute; Joseph d'Auguste - clarinet; Lucy Corwin - viola; Madeline Casparie - cello

Music by W. A. Mozart, Karl Stamitz, Casey Rule and MCCE's 2018 Composer-in-Residence Tina Kenny Jones.

FREE ADMISSION - RSVP with the link below.

This concert performance is part of an afternoon tea on the lawn at the Alice Austen house to celebrate their 1-year anniversary as a nationally designated site of LGBTQ history. Keynote speech by Joan E. Biren (JEB), photographer and activist.

MCCE's 2017-18 Concert Season and related programs are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; additional support provided, in part, by NYC Councilmember Deborah Rose, Northfield Bank Foundation, Con Edison, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, the Staten Island Museum, and through donations of generous individuals.