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

Purchase Tickets to Upcoming Events:

List of 10 events.

  • The 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
  • Creative Sole Spring Recital

    Creative Sole Dance Studio presents their 10th annual Spring Recital.
    $12-Adults, $10-Seniors/Children 4-12 (call 603-986-7188 to pre-order tickets)
  • Creative Sole Spring Recital

    Creative Sole Dance Studio presents their 10th annual Spring Recital.
    $12-Adults, $10-Seniors/Children 4-12 (call 603-986-7188 to pre-order tickets)
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Turandot

    Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. Roberto Aronica sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for her hand and sings the famed aria “Nessun dorma.” Eleonora Buratto is the slave girl Liù, and James Morris is Calàf’s long-lost father, Timur.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students
    ** TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 17 **
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Manon

    Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students
    ** TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 17 **
  • 38th Asbury Short Film Concert

    Back by popular demand, New York City's longest-running short film exhibition returns with an eclectic lineup of amazing shorts from all around the world. Asbury "concerts" combine classic, world-renowned films with new festival honorees, providing a rare opportunity to see internationally honored selections on a real cinema screen rather than YouTube or smart phones. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, Thank You For Smoking) calls Asbury: "The best short film show I've ever seen."
    $10-Adults, $5-Students (General Admission)

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Madama Butterfly

    Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, 4 singing Sharpless for the first time. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students
    ** TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 17 **
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Akhnaten

    Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, conducted by Karen Kamensek in her Met debut. Anthony Roth Costanzo sings the title role of the Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to inspire his people to adopt a new religion, abandoning the worship of the old gods for that of a single deity. In her Met debut, J’Nai Bridges sings the role of Nefertiti, Akhnaten’s bride, and Dísella Lárusdóttir is Queen Tye, the pharaoh’s mother. One of the staging’s distinctive visual features is provided by the Gandini Juggling Company, whose movements are perfectly choreographed with the orchestral score. This production of Akhnaten was originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students
    ** TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 17 **
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Wozzeck

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century. Composed during and in the 5 aftermath of World War I, Berg’s dark exploration of a soldier besieged by the evils of society, is staged by Kentridge in a ramshackle warren of stairs, ramps, discarded furniture, and debris. His own theatrically animated charcoal drawings, along with other projected drawings, maps, and film clips, evoke a nightmarish world of crashed planes, searchlights, ghostly gas masks, and battlefields. Peter Mattei makes his role debut as Wozzeck opposite Elza van den Heever as Marie, the mother of his child. Singing the roles of Wozzeck’s tormentors are Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, Gerhard Siegel as the Captain, and Christian Van Horn as the Doctor. Andrew Staples makes his Met debut as Andres. Kentridge, who previously directed Berg’s Lulu and Shostakovich’s The Nose at the Met, unveiled the new production at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, where it received critical acclaim. Kentridge’s production is a co-production of the Met, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Australia, and Salzburg Festival.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students
    ** TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 17 **
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Porgy and Bess

    The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop. Infused with the timeless melodies of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students
    ** TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 17 **
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