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. Since opening its doors in January 2009, the “LHE/PAC” has offered a state-of-the-art performance space for the Mount Washington Valley. From hosting renowned touring performers including Peter Yarrow, NRBQ, and comedian Bob Marley, to projecting live video streams of the Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning “Live In HD” series, the LHE/PAC has become a cultural heartbeat of northern New England. 
 
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.

Purchase Tickets to Upcoming Events:

List of 10 events.

  • The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

    The national touring Corvettes are returning for another all out Doo Wop celebration! The band's incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more. From New Hampshire to New Orleans and Virginia to Vegas, The Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with a fresh, new energy.
    $20-Adults, $15-Seniors/FA Faculty, $5-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Norma

    The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful husband, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. Estimated run time - 3 hrs. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, October 5th at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Bradley Backstage: The Twangtown Paramours

    The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This husband 'n wife acoustic duo is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They have performed at nationally recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin’s in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris. As a special treat, the concert will also feature performances by Fryeburg Academy student musicians, who will be working with The Twangtown Paramours during the week. 
    $15-Adults, $5-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Die Zauberflote

    Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. Estimated run time - 3 hrs 10 mins. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, October 12th at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students



  • 36th Asbury Short Film Concert

    Back by popular demand for a sixth year, 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

  • 2017 Jazz Residency Concert: Dave Pietro Quartet

    The Jazz Residency Initiative presents the 4th Annual Fryeburg Academy Jazz Residency Capstone Concert, featuring the Dave Pietro Quartet and special appearances by Fryeburg Academy student ensembles. Pietro will be accompanied by pianist Tom Snow, drummer Les Harris Jr., and bassist John Hunter. Dave Pietro is an accomplished saxophonist, composer, and educator. He is currently a member of the Grammy Award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Grammy nominated groups the Gil Evans Project and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. He has also played with many well-known musicians including: Blood, Sweat & Tears, Dave Matthews Band, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr., Chaka Khan, and Liza Minelli. Pietro has performed at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. He has a music education degree from University of North Texas and a Master of Arts degree in jazz composition from NYU where he is currently a professor of Jazz Studies. For more information about the Jazz Residency Initiative please visit: www.jazzresidencyinitiative.org.

    For those interested in providing additional support for this program, benefactor tickets are available for $50. These tickets grant you backstage access for a pre-show meet-and-greet with the band along with a CD for every two tickets purchased.
    $15-Adults, $10-Seniors, $5-Students, $50-Benefactor

  • Met Opera Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel

    Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. Estimated run time - 2 hrs 30 mins. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, November 16th at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concerts

    The Fryeburg Academy Chorus and Band present the annual Candlelight Concerts at 4:00 and 7:00 pm. 
    Free General Admission
  • The Country Jamboree

    If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip back in time and spend a magical evening revisiting the glory days of country music, The Country Jamboree will take you there. Featuring an incredibly talented cast that has performed with some of country music‘s most popular artists, this outstanding performance features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and more. Like spending an evening at The Grand Ole Opry, The Country Jamboree takes you from an all out hoe down to a poignant love song - and everything in between - all in one show!
    $25-Adults, $20-Seniors/FA Faculty, $5-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Tosca

    Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Kristine Opolais and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and George Gagnidze as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Andris Nelsons conducts. Estimated run time - 3 hrs. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 25th at 3 pm. 
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students


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  • Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season passes are now available through October 7th. Attend all 10 Live in HD simulcasts for the price of 9! You can order your season pass online by clicking the 'Buy Package' icon below, or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. 
                   

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