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Proof of Life ends successful run as Passing Words' first production.

After three and a half weeks of rehearsal and two weekends of three shows, we are proud to have brought to life,  Proof of Life a one act play based on the life and writings of Jeffery Michael Janes. 

The play, written and directed by Richard Ciccarone ran for six nights and featured Lena Mullins, Christopher Pflueger, David Richardson, Cole Alexander Smith, soprano Ann Elizabeth Jones, and cellist Eugenio Solinas, was met with a wonderful response. Our primary goal in all of this was also a huge success and that was to create a work of art that will stand as a legacy for a truly unique and uncompromising individual.

Passing Words will continue to create works that give witness to peoples lives that may otherwise have never been known.

Internationally recognized cellist, Eugenio Solinas
to play in The JMJ Project!

Eugenio Solinas began his study of music at the A. Vivaldi Conservatory of Music in Alessandria, Italy. After his graduation (2009), he studied with the renowned concert cellist Umberto Clerici. In 2013, he moved to the United States to attend a master’s program at the Mannes School of Music at The New School under the guidance of Ms. Barbara Stein Mallow. In New York, he performed in some of the most esteemed concert halls in the city, such as Symphony Space, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall.

He also has a particular focus of study on Baroque music. He studied first at the St. Rocco Ancient Sacred Music Academy in Italy, and subsequently was involved in the Baroque Music Ensemble coordinated by Nancy Wilson at Mannes College and more recently the Baroque Ensemble at the SF Conservatory of Music. Currently, he is attending a Ph.D. program at the SF Conservatory of Music, studying cello with Jennifer Culp, and Baroque cello with Elizabeth Reed.

To learn more visit www.eugeniosolinas.com

The JMJ Project: Proof of Life 
Fundraiser
Thank you to all who attended!

We had a great time at our fundraiser on November 12th with music from Ian Halifax and Tristan Norton, Ann Elizabeth Jones accompanied by Daniel Avedikian (who later went on to help the brave souls in the WORLD'S FIRST AUCTION-OKE!). We rounded out the evening with Rafael Sarria and Anthony Sierra of La Gente who brought their usual uptempo energy and exciting rhythms.

Anne Elizabeth Jones

& Daniel Avedikian

Rafael Sarria and Anthony Sierra of 

La Gente

Passing Words featured on Crowdfunding Cast

Passing Words is proud to have been chosen as a featured podcast guest on Crowdfundingcast with Nadeau Media. Listen in as we discuss The JMJ Project: Proof of Life's future, how it was inspired and what we hope to accomplish. Click here to listen.

Nationally acclaimed Soprano, 
Ann Elizabeth Jones
joins the JMJ Project!

We are thrilled to have Soprano, Ann Elizabeth Jones join our production. 

Known for her musicality and expressive singing, she is a frequent recitalist and oratorio singer based in San Francisco. Ms. Jones has worked previously in Chicago, Washington D.C., and in New York including the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall. Ms. Jones sang under the batons of Kurt Masur, Loren Maazel, Marin Alsop, John Eliot Gardiner, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Abroad, she has performed at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome in a concert series celebrating Viennese operetta.

To learn more visit www.annelizabethjones.com