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 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. Some of the timeless hits you might hear at a Corvettes Doo Wop Revue show include Twistin' the Night Away, Earth Angel, Rock Around the Clock, and so many 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, $5-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Aida

    In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies.Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production. Estimated run time: 3 hrs, 36 mins.
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Samson et Dalila

    When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years. Estimated run time: 3 hrs, 4 mins
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: La Fanciulla del West

    Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. Estimated run time: 3 hrs, 22 mins
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • Eastern Snow & Avalanche Workshop

    The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop is a one-day professional development seminar for people working in avalanche safety. It provides a venue for avalanche workers to listen to presentations and discuss new ideas, techniques and technologies with their colleagues. The meeting is intended for avalanche forecasters, ski guides, avalanche education instructors, ski patrollers, students, and researchers, but the meeting is open to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of avalanche safety. Proceeds from the 2017 Eastern Snow and Avalanche workshop benefit White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation, a mechanism to help educate visitors before they arrive in the mountains.
    Stay tuned for registration details
  • Jazz Residency Concert: Kim Nazarian

    The Jazz Residency Initiative presents the 5th annual Jazz Residency Capstone Concert, featuring world famous vocalist and educator Kim Nazarian (of New York Voices) with special appearances by Fryeburg Academy student ensembles. The evening will also include a pro set featuring Nazarian with Les Harris, Jr. (drums), John Hunter (bass), and Mark Shilansky (piano). As a member of New York Voices, Kim Nazarian has recorded eight albums and collaborated on another 13, two of which have received Grammy awards. Her NYV experiences have allowed her to work with jazz greats such as Bob Mintzer, Nancy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, and Annie Ross. Ms. Nazarian also specializes in teaching vocal technique and the art of ensemble singing. She continues her longstanding position as an Artist in Residence at the NYV Vocal Jazz Camp at Bowling Green State University and now Ithaca College.
    $15-Adults, $10-Seniors, $5-Students, $50-Benefactor
    **Benefactor tickets grant access to a meet-and-greet reception with Kim Nazarian before the show, along with a CD for every two tickets purchased**

  • 37th Asbury Short Film Concert

    Back by popular demand for a seventh 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 (General Admission)

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Marnie

    Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts. Estimated run time: 2 hrs, 52 mins
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • 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
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

  • 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
    $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

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