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Music & Art in Stroke Recovery

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Third Thursdays Series at Brecknock Hall, Presented by East End Arts


Featuring Grammy Winner and Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Joel Thome


East End Arts is pleased to announce September’s installment of the Third Thursdays Arts-in-Community Series at Brecknock Hall, located at One Brecknock Road, Greenport, to be held on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 PM. “Music & Art in Stroke Recovery” will review the powerful effects that music and art can have as forms of therapy. Join Grammy winning musician and Pulitzer Prize nominee Joel Thome, a stroke survivor, for this fascinating, powerful and heartfelt presentation. After suffering a debilitating stroke in 1998, Joel lost the use of his left arm and was forced to undergo years of recovery. Using music as a resource for healing, he was able to resume composing and returned to the stage to perform his graphically notated mandala scores. Thome will screen portions of the film Inside the Perfect Circle: The Odyssey of Joel Thome which documents the remarkable journey of this world-traveled composer and conductor. This FREE event is open to the public.


For more information on Joel Thome, visit the Inside the Perfect Circle: The Odyssey of Joel Thome film website at http://insidetheperfectcircle.com/.


The East End Arts School is very pleased to present this series of Arts-in-Community forums and presentations on the third Thursday of every month, at the magnificent and historic Brecknock Hall in Greenport (One Brecknock Road). A similar series is held the First Friday of each month at East End Arts’ main campus on East Main Street in Riverhead, NY. For more information about the Third Thursdays event series, visit http://www.eastendarts.org/events/index.html#ThirdThurs. First Fridays and Third Thursdays are made possible, in part, by the Miracle-Gro Fund––a donor-advised fund at the Long Island Community Foundation.


In addition to the Third Thursday arts talk series, East End Arts offers a number of programs and workshops for adults at Brecknock Hall in addition to its main campus in Riverhead. For a complete list of classes, visit http://eastendarts.org/TEMPfiles2012/EEASchool-Fall2012.pdf.


For more information, contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or visit www.eastendarts.org.

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