Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

UNE Performace of "A Finished Heart"

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ludke Auditorium, UNE's Portland Campus, Stevens Avenue, Portland

In Honor of National Hospice Palliative Care Month

A Finished Heart

Conversations between a dying man and his husband,
with story, poetry and music.

November 15, 2012, 6:00 PM
Free admission, no reservations required.
Ludcke Auditorium
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine
Venue information: 207-221-4491

You are invited to join us for post-performance discussion with the author, facilitated by
Jani-Darak Druck, M. Div. and Valerie Jones, LMSW. Audience members will have a chance
to share experiences and questions related to care giving, dying, and loss.

Performed by author/composer, Eliott Cherry,
with pianist, Martin Perry.

Eliott Cherry kept a diary of his conversations with his husband of sixteen years, Chris Chenard, as he cared for Chris at their home during three months of illness. After Chris died, Eliott expanded his writings with poetry and prose. This journal is the source of A Finished Heart, for which Eliott has written accompanying music for solo piano.

Made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.

Co-sponsored by Cancer Community Center, Center for Grieving Children, Hospice of Southern Maine, and University of New England/IPEC.

Eliott Cherry is a composer and performer, focusing on bringing
A Finished Heart to diverse audiences in Maine and beyond. Martin Perry is a freelance pianist and recording artist who specializes in music of the 20th century. He can be heard on the upcoming April 9, 2013 Portland Symphony Orchestra concert performing the Samuel Barber Piano Concerto.

Performances of
A Finished Heart have received support from: the JSL Foundation; the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Maine Humanities Council, a private non-profit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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