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Concert Series

Avila Home Care is delighted to share the talents of internationally acclaimed classical and jazz musicians
with senior citizens in our local communities.

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Avila’s partners at Brightwood Club and Springwell Senior Living are graciously hosting the first performances by Avila Music Makers’ classical and jazz musicians. During the concerts, residents enjoy incredibly moving music, delicious treats, and the love of their caregivers, friends, and families. As the Avila Music Makers concert series blossoms, we look forward to our musicians performing at the twenty-four Senior Living Communities where Avila serves clients, and beyond!

The inaugural Avila Music Makers concert in December, 2023 by South African cellist Jacques-Pierre Malan accompanied by pianist Clinton Adams received a standing ovation! Scroll down to take a gander at the bios of all of our wonderful Avila Music Makers musicians.

The idea for Avila Music Makers was inspired by Avila’s inaugural Senior Citizens’ Prom in April of 2023, where Avila staff, volunteers, sponsors, caregivers, and seniors were abundantly blessed to bear witness to the Power of Music. The laughter, the memories, the tears, and the love uplifted us all. The experience was simply transcendent!

We asked ourselves, “How can we bring the melodic joy of that special day to seniors where they live?” And so the idea for Avila Music Makers was born!

We would be honored to perform for your independent or assisted living community, as well as for your memory care, skilled nursing, and hospice residents and patients. If you would like for Avila Music Makers to perform for your community, please contact Gretchen Maneval, Director of External Affairs at gretchen@avilahomecare.com, or call 410-826-6100.

Meet the Avila Music Makers Musicians!

World-renowned and based right here in Baltimore, we are grateful to these accomplished musicians for sharing the gift of music with seniors in our community. The Avila Music Makers musicians are not only talented, but they are genuinely kind human beings who have experience performing for seniors in a variety of settings. Many of our musicians are educators as well, and so audience participation is an important aspect of the concert series. If you are a musician interested in performing with Avila Music Makers, please contact Gretchen Maneval, Director of External Affairs at gretchen@avilahomecare.com, or call 410-826-6100.

Classical

Jacques-Pierre Malan, Cellist

“South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malan is taking the classical music world by storm with his unparalleled performances, innovative projects, and uncompromising dedication to energizing and uplifting both audiences and musicians alike.” His impeccable technique, endless energy, and unifying personality has allowed him to perform on stages across the world from Africa to Europe to the United States.

Frances Borowsky, Cellist

“She began with three movements from the Bach third solo-suite in which she impressively demonstrated her artistic excellency and high level of musicality most impressively.” Frances Borowsky grew up in an exceptionally musical family, and has performed in more than 400 concerts in over thirty countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, in major venues such as the Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, and Penderecki European Music Centre.

Emmanuel Borowsky, Violinist

“He brought forth a celebration of fire and temperament, as well as immense sensitivity, wonderfully flowing chants and a pliant tone. He is a remarkable talent.” The German Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar Zeitung's assessment of American violinist Emmanuel Borowsky has been echoed by audiences and media around the world. To date, Dr. Borowsky has toured 37 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, performing as soloist with orchestras.

Molly Aronson, Cellist

A cellist known for her “solidity and verve” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Molly Aronson enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and educator. She has performed across the U.S. and internationally with highlight engagements including performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Embassy Series (Washington, DC), Chamber Players International (New York), the Luzerne Festival Series, Chateau Festival in Paris and Berlin, among many others.

Clinton Adams, Pianist

Clinton Adams has toured extensively, performing as a concerto soloist and as a collaborative artist throughout North and South America, Europe, and Africa. Acclaimed for his “elegant, sensitive, colorful, and meticulous” playing, he has recorded on the Summit and Leonarda labels. Adams has won numerous awards and competitions.

Jazz

Ed Hrybyk, Upright Bass

Ed Hrybyk is an upright and electric bassist, composer, arranger, and educator from the Baltimore/DC area. Amidst his busy performance schedule, Hrybyk is also the jazz instructor for the Baltimore School for the Arts. Hyrbyk launched The Charm City Porch Concerts and The Baltimore Pop-Up Jazz Jam in his efforts to bring live music to the people of Baltimore City, and he has been recognized by the Kennedy Center, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore Office of the Promotion of the Arts, and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance. Hrybyk has the distinct honor of being a featured performer with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Savino Palumbo, Pianist

Savino Palumbo is a Baltimore-based jazz/improvising pianist and a composer, with an enormous range of musical influences. Savino began his musical studies at Peabody, studying classical piano. He then graduated from Towson University with a degree in jazz piano performance, and has been a full time musician ever since. Palumbo plays in venues in Baltimore, Washington, DC and beyond. He is also featured on a variety of studio recordings. Palumbo is an active composer, with a tour and recording planned for a new trio, featuring entirely his own original compositions. www.savinopalumbo.com