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.

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List of 10 events.

  • Bradley Backstage: The Heather Pierson Trio

    Bradley Backstage presents the Heather Pierson Jazz Trio and their annual "Charlie Brown Christmas Concert." The trio, featuring singer/pianist Heather Pierson, bassist Shawn Nadeau, and drummer Craig Bryan, will perform the entirety of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Fifty years on, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" still holds up as one of the most endearing Christmas tales ever told. The musical score, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi, is just as poignant and touching as the story and includes the hugely popular hit "Linus and Lucy." His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition. Bradley Backstage concerts 'flip' the theater by seating the audience on stage with the performers, creating a much more intimate and unforgettable live concert experience.
    $20-Adults, $5-Students (General Admission)
    ~ Tickets also available at the door ~



  • Holiday Festival of Dance & The Nutcracker Sweets

    Tina Titzer's Act One Dance Company presents the 11th Annual Holiday Festival of Dance and The Nutcracker Sweets. This family-friendly program will include ballet, tap, and jazz pieces to your favorite Christmas tunes in the first half, and a shortened version of The Nutcracker in the second half.

    Call Tina's studio at 207-935-4020 to reserve tickets
  • Holiday Festival of Dance & The Nutcracker Sweets

    Tina Titzer's Act One Dance Company presents the 11th Annual Holiday Festival of Dance and The Nutcracker Sweets. This family-friendly program will include ballet, tap, and jazz pieces to your favorite Christmas tunes in the first half, and a shortened version of The Nutcracker in the second half.

    Call Tina's studio at 207-935-4020 to reserve tickets
  • 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. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 9th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus

    Welcoming immigrant children from around the globe, the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus helps restart young lives. War-torn villages, bloodshed, refugee camps, famine, and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship and harmony that Pihcintu provides. Portland, Maine, an ever-expanding international resettlement community, was fertile ground to bring together children from diverse backgrounds to sing as one. Con Fullam, award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, combined his passion for music with a deep concern for the effect of world issues on children - creating the Chorus with the help of countless supporting souls from all walks of life. This unique chorus of young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam, British West Indies, and Zambia, along with children whose families have been here for generations, have formed a powerful and permanent bond. Through the healing power of music, these vulnerable, yet brave, young women have learned to trust, hope and laugh again. The children and their music are transformative. Being in their presence is a life-enhancing experience and they touch the hearts of all who hear them! This concert is presented in cooperation with the MLK Community Choir (directed by John Waldie and Greg Huang-Dale) and the Fryeburg Academy Chorus (directed by Mimi Rohlfing). Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
    Free Admission

  • Met Opera Live in HD: The Gershwins' 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. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 30th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Agrippina

    In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, February 27th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Der Fliegende Holländer

    François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev. For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free. In a nod to Senta’s obsession with a portrait of the legendary title seafarer, the Met stage is transformed into a colossal oil painting. Franz-Josef Selig portrays Senta’s father Daland, Sergey 7 Skorokhodov takes on the role of the huntsman Erik, David Portillo sings the Steersman, and Mihoko Fujimura is Senta’s nurse Mary. Der Fliegende Holländer is a co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 12th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students



  • Art Celebrates Place

    The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust presents the 11th annual Arts Celebrates Place event from 5-7:30 pm. Art Celebrates Place showcases the work of local artists and the landscapes of the Mount Washington Valley and western Maine. Enjoy and evening of local foods, drinks, original artwork, and live performance—all in support of land conservation.
    Free Admission
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Tosca

    Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Michael Volle is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police. Bertrand de Billy conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies. Local opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be continuing his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, April 9th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room (free admission).
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

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