Free chamber concert Sept. 30
Southern Rhode Island's Musica Dolce Chamber Orchestra opens its 16th season on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at St. Matthew's Church on Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown. This concert is sponsored by the Jamestown Community Piano Group and is being offered free to the public.
The program features a sonata by Ariosti for viola d'amore and piano, Bach's French Suite No. 3 for solo piano, and the beautifully romantic Schumann piano quintet for piano and string quartet. Pianist Paul Rosenbloom is well known to Rhode Island audiences as the principal pianist of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and is the composer in residence with Musica Dolce and the associate artistic director. He is a frequent soloist with Musica Dolce Chamber Orchestra. Joseph Ceo, violist, is the founder and artistic director of Musica Dolce. He will perform on both the viola and viola d'amore. Professor emeritus of the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Ceo, has been on the faculty of a number of American universities and is presently an adjunct professor at Salve Regina where he teaches violin, viola and conducts the Newport County Orchestra.
Melody Albanese, violin, is a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic orchestra, New Bedford Orchestra, and has performed with numerous chamber and orchestral groups throughout New England.
Meghan O'Connor, violin, is a recent graduate of Skidmore college and also performs with a number of New England orchestras and chamber groups while managing the box office for the Newport Music Festival.
John Kelly, cellist, is currently a full-time computer software engineer as well as a long time member of the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra.