Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) will present the world premiere of a commissioned piece by Matt McBane, winner of its 2012 Composer Search paired with a work by Andrew Sterman, MCCE's Composer-in-Residence for 2005-06. The concert will take place at The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art today, June 3, 2012 at 3pm and features MCCE members Tamara Keshecki (flute), Clarice Jensen (cello) and Anthony Turner (baritone) with guest artists Andrew Sterman (alto saxophone), Oren Fader (guitar), a guest bassist and percussionist. The performance will be livestreamed from www.mcensemble.org and MCCE will field questions during via Twitter and Facebook.
There will be a post-concert Q&A with composers Andrew Sterman & Matt McBane.
MCCE's Composer Search highlights compositions by emerging, classically trained, post-collegiate professional composers. The winner receives a $750 stipend towards the commissioning of a new work. Applicants must be age 35 and below, as of February 15, 2012; classically trained as well as versed in at least one additional genre of music (ie: jazz, rock/pop, world, folk, etc.) and must hold a college degree in music and be a post-collegiate professional musician or graduate student.
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is located at 388 Lighthouse Avenue in Staten Island, New York. Tickets: $20; $17 for Museum members; $5 for students (22 and under with ID). For further information, call 718-907-3488, email email@example.com or visit www.mcensemble.org.
- Even This is Paradise* by Andrew Sterman, MCCE's 2005-06 Composer-in-Residence
*commissioned & premiered by MCCE in 2010
- TBA by Matt McBane, MCCE's 2012 Composer Search Winner
Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. is a consortium of primarily young, high-caliber musicians dedicated to the craft of chamber music. With wide-ranging presentations of both classical and contemporary chamber music, combined with consummate artistry, we believe in serving two goals - entertaining audiences and exposing them to the valuable literature that is seldom heard elsewhere. Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. represents the next generation of emerging artists who are reshaping all that you thought you knew about classical music.
MCCE has implemented the creation of multiple commissions and premieres including works by featured composers: Laura Kaminsky, Andrew Sterman, Dr. Mathew Fuerst, Mick Rossi, Octavio Vazquez, Sanchie Bobrow and Andrew Rosciszewski.