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PAGE 8 POST-GAZE'n'E, JUNE 17, 2016 Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Honors Gov. Charlie Baker and Liberty Mutual Insurance Dinner honorees Governor Charlie Baker and Liberty Mutual Chairman and CEO David Long, center, with BHCHP President Dr. Jim O'Connell, left, and Chief Executive Director Barry Bock. Dinner co-chair Anne Finucane and committee member John Sasso. BHCHP supporters Bill Hornan and Greg Galaez. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) honored Governor Charlie Baker with its Dr. Jim O'Connell Award. For almost 25 years, the governor has been BHCHP's ally and advocate, helping to ensure that its patients receive the top quality health care the state is known for. BHCHP also honored Lib- erty Mutual Insurance with its Tim Russert Award for its philanthropic leadership and longstanding partnership with the nonprofit. Liberty Mutual Chairman and CEO David Long accepted the award on his com- pany's behalf. The ceremony took place at BHCHP's Medicine that Matters Gala, Monday, May 16% at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Some 500 guests attended and the event raised more than $600,000. Founded in 1985, BHCHP has evolved into the largest and most comprehensive health care for the homeless program in the country, delivering services to more than 12,000 homeless men, women and children a year at more than 60 shelters and sites. For more information, visit www. bhchp.org. NEMPAC Returns with Red Coats to Boston's Historic Faneuil Hall for Three Nights of Opera NEMPAC Opera Project Presents Rossini's Lo Cenerentolo The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC} invites guests to Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, as they transform The Great Hall into an 18th century loyalist British countryside through a night of opera featuring Rossini's La Cenerentola, June 23rd - 25th at 7:30 pm, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq. Boston. The NEMPAC Opera Project presents La Cenerentola, a two-act opera sung in Italian with English surtitles. La Cenerentola turns Cinderella on its head with an evil stepfather, bouts of mistaken identity, and most of all, the triumph of good. The production is musically directed by Dr. Tiffany Chang and stage directed by Rebecca Miller. It will feature a chamber orches- tra, a professional cast of singers and choristers and, unique to this production, NEMPAC's youth students featured in the specially choreographed overture. The NEMPAC Opera Project, founded in 2012, continues its an- nual tradition of presenting a fully staged opera in one of Boston's most historic venues. Thriving in non-traditional spaces, NEMPAC is proud to call Faneuil Hall - The Great Hall their home as they return there for their 4th consecutive year. "In so effectively reaching a new audience, the NEMPAC Opera Project scored an important victory for opera in the 2 Ist century, helping to secure the genre's survival into the future." - The Boston Musical Intelligencer, July 1, 2015. Special to this project is the NEMPAC community outreach per- formance in the Christopher Columbus Park scheduled for Sunday, June 26th at 4:30 p.m. This performance features a semi-staged version of La Cenerentola in the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. In an effort to make opera affordable to all, this event is free and open to the public. For more information on NEMPAC's Opera Project, please visit http:/ / www. nempacboston.org/ performance-season[ nempac-op- era-project Please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event[2546403 for ticket sales or more information. About NEMPAC NEMPAC is the North End of Boston's key resource for arts pro- gramming. A group of North End mothers founded NEMPAC in 2001 in an effort to create musical programming for their children. As of October 2016, we are serving over 920 students a week through our education programs and partnerships. NEMPA C concerts and special performance projects, like the NEMPAC Opera Project, aim to make the North End of Boston a destination for the arts and culture. As we continue to grow as a Performing Arts Center, NEMPAC fosters creativity and elevates social culture in our community through quality programming and education accessible to all. Maryanne Rooney-Hegan, Fr. Tom Conway of St. Anthony Shrine, Mary. Ann Ponti, and Ariana Gillen. Mayor Marty Walsh and BHCHP's Emerging Leader Catherine Minahan. BHCHP's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jessie Gaeta, Advisory Board member Joanne Ouarino and daughter Alicia Record. WCVB-TV's Anthony Everett and Liberty Mutual Foundation president Melissa MacDonell. Peter Rockett and dinner sponsors Gail and Bill Fine, of WCVB-TV Channel 5. Dinner Committee member Jennifer Eckersley and Melanie Perillo. (Photos by Roger rarrington) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WWWJUSTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHYCOM