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. 
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 10 events.

  • Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concerts

    Fryeburg Academy presents the annual Candlelight Concerts on Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 and 7:00. The shows will feature the school’s choral and instrumental ensembles performing a vast selection of holiday favorites, including a special tribute to “Silent Night” in celebration of the song’s 200th birthday, and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted to help support FA Music. 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 3:30 and 6:30. The 7:00 concert will be live-streamed on the Fryeburg Academy Facebook page. If you’d like to get a notification when the livestream starts, click HERE and “like” the FA Facebook page. Snow date: Monday, December 10th (7:00 show only).
  • Met Opera Live in HD: La Traviata

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo. Estimated run time: 3 hrs, 7 mins. Joe De Vito will be hosting his free Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, December 13th at 3 pm in the LHE/PAC seminar room.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Holiday Festival of Dance & The Nutcracker Sweets

    Tina Titzer's Act One Dance Company presents the 10th annual Holiday Festival of Dance and The Nutcracker Sweets. There will be a matinee at 2:00 and an evening performance at 5:00. 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.
    $15-Adults, $12-Children 12 and under (General Admission)
    Call Tina's studio at 207-935-4020 to reserve tickets
  • Bradley Backstage: Al Hospers & Friends Jazz Band

    Local bassist Al Hospers presents a concert of original jazz tunes, along with an eclectic mix of re-imagined covers. It's a retrospective of his 52-year career as a journeyman musician. The program will feature pianist Jed Wilson, Mike Sakash on saxes, and Craig Bryan on drums—all from the acclaimed Bradley Jazz Collective. They will be joined by long-time collaborators and friends Jeff Loewer on vibraphone/percussion and guitarist Jarrod Taylor. Bradley Backstage concerts 'flip' the theater and seat the audience on stage with the performers, creating a much more intimate and unforgettable live concert experience.
    $15-Adults, $5-Students (General Admission)

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur

    Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.” Estimated run time: 3 hrs, 33 mins. Joe De Vito will be hosting his free Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 10th at 3 pm in the LHE/PAC seminar room.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Carmen

    Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere. Estimated run time: 3 hrs, 21 mins. Joe De Vito will be hosting his free Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 31st at 3 pm in the LHE/PAC seminar room.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: La Fille du Regiment

    Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. Estimated run time: 2 hrs, 35 mins. Joe De Vito will be hosting his free Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, February 28th at 3 pm in the LHE/PAC seminar room.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Die Walkure

    In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. Estimated run time: 4 hrs, 55 mins. Joe De Vito will be hosting his free Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 28th at 3 pm in the LHE/PAC seminar room.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Art Celebrates Place

    The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust presents the 10th 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
  • Fryeburg Academy Arts Cabaret

    The Fryeburg Academy Arts Department is reviving the Arts Cabret! The evening will feature student works of film, theater, visual art, and music. Please join us in celebrating Fryeburg Academy's talented and creative artists!
    $5 Suggested Donation
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