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 campus of Fryeburg Academy, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is home to a variety of professional and student performances throughout the year, including Fryeburg Academy’s own award-winning music and theater productions. Since opening in 2009, the “LHE/PAC” has offered a state-of-the-art performance space for the Mt. Washington Valley community, presenting world-class music, theater, visual art, educational workshops, and more. 

Please note that our box office phone number has changed. Our new number is 207-544-9066. You can also contact the box office by email at boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org. 
 
Interested in renting the LHE/PAC for an event? Click HERE 

Programming at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is funded in part by the generosity of the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation.


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List of 3 events.

  • Seacoast Wind Ensemble

    White Mountain Musical Arts presents the annual Memorial Weekend Concert, featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble. The performance by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble—a Sousa-style 50-piece band—has been underwritten by retired Air Force officers, Lt. Col. Jim and Col. Karen Umberger, whose generous donation permits the presentation of this exciting concert free of charge. The concert program will honor area Veterans and provide a musical salute to thank those who have and continue to serve in the armed forces.

    Free Admission
  • The Lott Quartet

    The Lott Quartet is a New Orleans-based string quartet dedicated to the performance of the greatest works in the chamber literature. Currently the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of New Orleans School of the Arts, members are active in the local community while enjoying robust international careers.

    This performance will feature the music of Beethoven, Dvorak, and Wynton Marsalis. The program begins with the stormy opening to Beethoven’s C minor quartet. This four-movement work showcases the genius writing of a young and fiery Beethoven, whose chosen key of C minor is so often used to depict his most personal inner struggles. Next, Marsalis’ Hellbound Highway kicks the energy into high gear as the composer takes the audience on a train ride from “down south”. They finally arrive in the Big Easy, dancing to the celebratory Rampart St. Row House Rag. After a brief intermission, the quartet will perform Dvorak’s Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major. Dvorak wrote the work Bohemia shortly after returning from America in 1895. Romantically Czech in nature, hints of American influence lead Dvorak’s son to state that the work “recapitulated his successful trip to America and his happy return home.”

    The concert will also include a special guest performance by the Valley Strings—an ensemble composed of Fryeburg Academy students and community members. Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts & Denmark Arts Center

    Adults-$15, Students-Free

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Hamlet

    When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and John Relyea as the ghost of Hamlet’s father. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HDseries, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, June 2nd at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students

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Phone: (207) 544-9066
boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Michael Dana

    Michael Dana 

    Director, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center & Pace Galleries of Art
  • Photo of Bob Sheehan

    Bob Sheehan 

    Technical Director

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