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.  

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 Mount Washington Valley. 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.

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  • Encounters In Sound featuring Jed Wilson & Dominique Eade

    Bradley Backstage presents the third Encounters in Sound concert, featuring pianist Jed Wilson and jazz vocalist Dominique Eade. Wilson, best known for his appearances on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and collaborations with singer/songwriter Heather Masse, will be accompanied by an incredibly diverse lineup of acclaimed musicians throughout the series. Dominique Eade was an active performer on the vibrant Boston jazz scene in the 80's. In addition to her own groups, Eade also performed contemporary classical music and was a featured soloist with Boston Musica Viva, Composers in Red Sneakers, NuClassix and jazz big bands Orange Then Blue and the Either/Orchestra. Eade eventually moved to New York City and released her first CD, The Ruby and the Pearl for Accurate Records. Just prior to returning to Boston in 1996 to begin a family, Eade was contacted by RCA's Steve Backer, signed with the label later that year, and recorded two critically acclaimed albums. In 2006, Eade's recording with pianist Jed Wilson, Open, was named one of the top ten recordings of the year by critics in the Jazz Journalists Association. Eade currently lives near Boston with her husband, saxophonist Allan Chase, and their two sons. She has been on the faculty of New England Conservatory since 1984 and also teaches privately in New York.
    $15-Adults, $5-Students/FA Faculty (General Admission)

  • Heroin/Opiate Community Forum

    The Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative presents a Heroin/Opiate Community Forum. Too many people in Oxford County are struggling with opiate addiction; too many are dying from accidental overdose, too many babies are being born with signs of opioid withdrawal, and too many arrests must be made for drug trafficking and other related crimes. We are coming together in Maine and Oxford County area to have a public conversation about heroin/opiate use and the impacts it is having on our community. Panel presentations include law enforcement, emergency responders, treatment providers, people in recovery, counselors, and more. Please RSVP by contacting Healthy Oxford Hills at or 207-739-6222
  • Sumner McKane's "Northeast by Eastern" World Premiere

    Sumner McKane presents the world premiere of his latest project, "The Northeast by Eastern," live on the LHE/PAC stage! McKane's new film/live music performance combines Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s comprehensive collection of early 20th century photographs of rural New England and Upstate New York, with archival film footage, interviews, and oral histories. Combined, these stories and images illustrate an era unlike any other in American history. These views captured towns that are no longer on maps, towns that we never knew existed, our home towns, and they captured, thoroughly, a way of life in the rural northeast in the early 20th century. 
    $15-Adults, $10-Seniors, $5-Students

  • Mother Seton House Fashion Show

    Come out for a wonderful evening of fashion to benefit the Mother Seton House! The Mother Seton House is a nonprofit home for pregnant women in difficult circumstances. Their goal is to provide education, counseling, referrals, and physical, emotional and spiritual support in a caring community. The show will feature 30 models. 
    $10 General Admission (available at the door)
  • The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

    The national touring Corvettes are returning for another all out Doo Wop celebration! The band's incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more. From New Hampshire to New Orleans and Virginia to Vegas, The Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with a fresh, new energy.
    $20-Adults, $15-Seniors, $5-Students/FA Faculty

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Tristan und Isolde

    Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Trelinski (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Don Giovanni

    Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Encounters In Sound featuring Jed Wilson & Craig Bryan

    Bradley Backstage presents Encounters in Sound: A six-concert series of musical collaborations featuring pianist Jed Wilson and special guests. Wilson, best known for his appearances on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and collaborations with singer/songwriter Heather Masse, will be accompanied by an incredibly diverse lineup of acclaimed musicians. This concert will feature drummer Craig Bryan. Bradley Backstage is an alternative performance space that seats the audience on the LHE/PAC stage with the performers, creating a much more intimate and unforgettable concert experience. 
    $15-Adults, $5-Students/FA Faculty

  • 2016 Jazz Residency Concert: Karrin Allyson

    The Jazz Residency Initiative presents the 3rd Annual Fryeburg Academy Jazz Residency Capstone Concert, featuring five-time Grammy nominated vocalist-pianist Karrin Allyson. Karrin lives in New York City, following a childhood in the midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Karrin currently spends two days out of three on tour, playing the major jazz festivals, concert venues and clubs of the U.S. and making repeated tours overseas — to Brazil, Japan, Australia and the great cities of Europe. Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the deep pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates — it sounds so effortless — but it conceals a deep musical sophistication. "If there's a choir in heaven, someday the exquisite vocalist Karrin Allyson will lead it. She's such an otherworldly talent that the creator probably already has her on heavy rotation," (The Houston Press). 

    For those interested in providing additional support for this program, we are offering benefactor tickets for $50. These tickets grant you backstage access for a pre-show meet-and-greet with Karrin along with a CD for every two tickets purchased.
    $15-Adults, $10-Seniors, $5-Students, $50-Benefactor

  • 35th Asbury Short Film Concert

    Back by popular demand for a fifth year, New York City's longest-running short film exhibition returns with an entirely new selection 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/FA Faculty

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

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