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 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.

  • Met Opera Live in HD 2019-20 Season Pass

    The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Met Opera Live in HD series is returning to the LHE/PAC for the 2019-20 season this fall! Experience the Met's world-class performances on the big screen, in high-definition, and with surround sound in the comfort of our theater in Fryeburg. Season tickets, which grant you access to all 10 simulcasts for the price of 9, are available now through October 12th.

  • Catapult Shadow Dance Company

    Be transported into fantastical worlds made simply out of light and the human body! Catapult is a shadow illusion performance company that was catapulted into the limelight and into the homes of millions of people around the world by “America’s Got Talent” in 2013. Heidi Klum and Howard Stern were two of their very first fans, and now they’ve added many thousands around the globe. Fryeburg Academy will be welcoming Catapult to campus for a weeklong residency, culminating with a public performance at the LHE/PAC on September 19th. Founded in 2008 by dancer-choreographer Adam Battelstein, Catapult specializes in shadow dancing—"a deluxe version of shadow theater." The company is made up of freelance dancers from all around the world. Regardless of their different backgrounds, these dancers come together and turn the projected shadow silhouettes of their bodies into seemingly impossible images. Learn more at
    $25-Adults, $15-Students

  • 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

  • Portland Symphony Orchestra with Tenor John McVeigh

    In celebration of the LHE/PAC's 10th Anniversary, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will be performing a very special concert with guest tenor, John McVeigh of the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm. Founded in 1923, the 'PSO' is widely regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country. Led by Music Director, Eckart Preu, the orchestra is comprised of 82 professional musicians, 40% of them residing in Maine and the rest coming from the greater Boston area, New Hampshire and Vermont. The PSO will be accompanied by vocalist John McVeigh. Acclaimed for his “fresh-toned and touching portrayal” by Opera News and lauded by the New Orleans Times-Picayune for his “rich lyrical tenor, fabulous top notes, and striking good looks,” John McVeigh continues to garner attention for his countless world-class performances at the most revered houses throughout the United States and worldwide. Most recently, McVeigh performed in the Met Opera's productions of La Fanciulla del West, Il Tabarro, and Dialogues des Carmelites. This concert is sponsored in part by the generosity of the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 2019 Jazz Residency Concert: Jeff Coffin

    The Jazz Residency Initiative presents the 6th annual Fryeburg Academy JRI Capstone Concert, featuring Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin! Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary and iconic American rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own groups, the Mu’tet, In Orbit, and the Viridian Trio, when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CDs on his own label, Ear Up Records. Coffin is known for his passionate and fiery soloing, his melodically driven compositions, his deep, committed involvement with music education, and his continued dedication to jazz. Jeff is also a Yamaha and D’Addario Performing Artist and Clinician and teaches at Vanderbilt University. The November 20th concert will include special appearances by Fryeburg Academy's award-winning music ensembles, as a well as a 'pro set' featuring Jeff Coffin performing with Les Harris, Jr. (drums), John Hunter (bass), and Tom Snow (piano).
    $15-Adults, $10-Seniors, $5-Students, $50-Benefactors

    ** Benefactor tickets grant access to a meet-and-greet reception with Jeff Coffin before the show, along with a CD for every two tickets purchased **

  • 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

  • Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concert

    Fryeburg Academy presents the annual Candlelight Concerts on Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 and 7:00 pm. The shows will feature the school’s choral and instrumental ensembles performing a vast selection of holiday favorites. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted in support of the F.A. Music program. Please note that we are not taking reservations for these shows. The lobby will be open at 3:00 and 6:00, and seating will begin at 3:45 and 6:45. Snow date: Monday, December 9th (7:00 show only).
    Free Admission
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