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September 22 — Activation #1

  • Beth Sholom Synagogue 8231 Old York Road Elkins park United States

Matthew Brower is a pianist and educator who brings vision and sensitivity to a variety of genres, from classical piano, chamber music, opera, and art song to musical theatre and jazz.  Matthew has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as well as members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Since 2013, he has been a member of 6-wire, a crossover ensemble acclaimed for its synthesis of traditional and contemporary Eastern and Western musical styles.  Their debut album, 6th Sense, was recently featured in Gramophone. Matthew is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at Washington College. He has a doctorate in music from the University of Michigan.

Jean Bernard Cerin is a baritone, storyteller, educator and researcher. Praised for his “burnished tones and focused phrasing,” he has charmed audiences throughout the United States, France, Austria, and his native Haiti. A gifted recitalist, Jean Bernard won the Gerard Souzay Prize for best performance of a French Melodie in the 2018 Joy in Singing International Song Competition.  With his Duo 1717 partner, pianist Veena Kulkarni-Rankin, he gives recitals throughout the country redefining the limits of a traditional song recital. On the concert stage Jean Bernard has appeared with American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, Philadelphia Chamber Society’s Gamut Bach Ensemble, Piffaro Renaissance Wind Ensemble, Louisville’s Bourbon Baroque, Philadelphia Choral Arts and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.  Jean Bernard serves on faculty at Lincoln University in southern Pennsylvania. He has a doctorate in music from the University of Michigan. 

Eve Miller is a Philadelphia-based cellist, recording artist, composer, and music educator.She is the principal cellist of Philadelphia’s Bach Collegium and is a regular member of Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia's premier baroque orchestra. Eve has performed, recorded and toured as a rock cellist in the bands: Rachel's, Matt Pond PA and Lewis & Clarke among others. She has written several scores for short film, notably for the American Friends Service Committee's 90th anniversary documentary "Spirited Engagement." 


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