Arts

Our Arts program was created to bring an appreciation of the fine arts into students' lives by discovering individual talents, encouraging original expression, and fostering creative discovery. On campus, Students experience live professional performances in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, see professionally curated exhibits in the PACE Galleries, and display their own works of art in the Nadler Gallery.  
Arts

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

Located on the historic campus of Fryeburg Academy, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is home to a variety of professional and student performances throughout the year. Since opening its doors in January 2009, the “LHE/PAC” has offered a state-of-the-art performance space for the Mt. Washington Valley and Western Maine. From hosting renowned performers such as Peter Yarrow and Carbon Leaf to projecting live digital video streams of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live In HD” Series, the LHE/PAC has become a cultural heartbeat of northern New England.

Funded in part by the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation.

Purchase Tickets to Upcoming Events:

List of 10 events.

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Il Trovatore

    Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met - Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Angela Meade sings Leonora in later performances. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production. Estimated run time – 2:25
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Otello

    The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Estimated run time – 2:57
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • The Country Jamboree

    If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip back in time and spend a magical evening revisiting the glory days of country music, The Country Jamboree will take you there. Featuring an incredibly talented cast that has performed with some of country music‘s most popular artists, this outstanding performance features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and more. Like spending an evening at The Grand Ole Opry, The Country Jamboree takes you from an all out hoe down to a poignant love song - and everything in between - all in one show! 
    $25-Adults, $20-Seniors, $5-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Tannhauser

    James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus. Estimated run time – 4:20
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • 34th Asbury Short Film Concert

    New York City's longest-running short film exhibition returns to the LHE/PAC for a fantastic evening of award-winning shorts from all around the world! Jason Reitman (Director: Juno, Thank You For Smoking, Up in the Air) calls it "The best short film show I've ever seen."
    $10-Adults, $5-Students

  • Darmon Meader

    Fryeburg Academy presents the 2nd Annual Jazz Residency Concert, featuring Grammy Award-winner/composer/vocalist/saxophonist Darmon Meader. The concert is the culmination of a three-day jazz workshop taught by Mr. Meader, who will be working with Fryeburg Academy student musicians. Darmon is a distinguished musician in both the vocal jazz and instrumental worlds. He has achieved international recognition as the founder of the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet, New York Voices. For those interested in providing additional support for this project, we are offering benefactor tickets for $50. These tickets come with a pre-show meet and greet along with a CD for every two tickets purchased. 
    $22-Adults, $18-Seniors, $10-Students, $50-Benefactor

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Lulu

    Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter. Estimated run time – 4:14
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Encore: The Magic Flute

    This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and Rene Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart’s timeless fairy tale. Run time – 1:52
    $18-Adults, $15-Seniors, $10-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Les Pecheurs de Perles

    Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen. Estimated run time – 2:29
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Turandot

    Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Marco Berti are Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her love. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. Estimated run time – 3:15
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

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  • 2015-16 Met Opera Live in HD season passes are now available. See all 10 performances for the price of 9! Click the "Buy Package" button below or call the box office at 207-935-9232.

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Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center 
18 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 
Phone: (207) 935-9232 
boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org

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