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  • This state-of-the-art facility presents concerts, theatrical productions, lectures, films, and exhibits. It ishoused on the largest and newest urban campus in New York City.
  • An organization dedicated to exposing students to quality live professional theater, music, puppetry and dance.
  • Comprised primarily of young high-caliber musicians, MCCE is a consortium dedicated to the craft of chamber music.
  • For over 50 years the Richmond Choral Society has been presenting classical choral music on Staten Island.
  • The Richmond County Orchestra(RCO)is a semi-professional orchestra founded in 1999 by Mr. Alan Aurelia, who is also is currently severing as music director/conductor.
  • Riverside Opera Company, under the direction of Alan Aurelia, performs at various locations on Staten Island.
  • The Staten Island Ballet presents full length classical and original ballets with its troupe of more than 20 international artists, including guests from American Ballet Theatre, the Kirov and Dance Theatre of Harlem. The SIB also conducts a professional ballet school, where nearly half its 120 students study free on scholarship. For information call (718) 980-0500.
  • Now entering their third decade, the SI Chamber Music Players perform regularly at Veteran's Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.
  • "The S. I. Children's Theatre Association (SICTA) is a self-supporting program of the S.I. Mental Health Society, Inc. SICTA focuses on building self-esteem and positive mental health by teaching children the value of commitment and teamwork."
  • The Staten Island Community Chorale was created to recognize the musical talent found within Staten Island, and provide a suitable forum for individuals. Our Chorale is over 40 voices strong, with representation from all parts of Staten Island.
  • For over 25 years the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre has presented the works of Shakespeare (and other playwrights, as well.) The theater is located on the grounds of Seaview Hospital at 460 Brielle Avenue.
  • Sundog Theatre intends to provide to Staten Island with "local main-stage productions with paid resident actors, stage crew, and staff and a local haven for original works to evaluate and experiment with new plays and playwrights.
  • Every year the Wagner College Theatre presents a full season of dramas, comedies and musicals.

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