Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    27

    George Lopez

    Performance Hall

    Feb 27 - Feb 27

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    G LopezOver eight years ago, George Lopez, now beginning his fourth year as Beckwith Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin College, was the pianist chosen to select our concert grand piano at the Steinway factory on Long Island.

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  • Feb
    28

    Pardon My French

    Heritage Hall

    Feb 28 - Mar 1

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Pardon graphicIn the land of hyphenated identity, Susan Poulin sets out on the sometimes humorous, sometimes treacherous path to reconnect with her Franco-American heritage.  Her rollercoaster ride of self-discovery leads her to some surprising places.

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  • Mar
    5

    Centennial Celebration for Frank Glazer

    Performance Hall

    Mar 5 - Mar 5

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bates College Artist-in-Residence Frank Glazer kicks off the Franco Center's Piano Series for the season

    Bates College Artist-in-Residence Frank Glazer kicks off the Franco Center’s Piano Series for the season

    This event has been a year in making. With Frank Glazer’s blessing, the Franco Center and others have been planning a 100th Birthday party for the incredible musician, born on February 19, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    The event was to include testimonials and short piano pieces from past and current students, as well as friends and colleagues from around the country. Sadly the renowned pianist died early on Tuesday morning, January 13, after a short illness and a little more than a month before his 100th. “Frank Glazer was described as a wonderful teacher, a hero in the music world and a man who played — and played amazingly well — right up to the end” (Sun Journal).

    The Centennial Celebration at the Franco Center will go on as scheduled, with some of the same artists and speakers. It will begin in the magnificent Performance Hall that is home to the Steinway piano that Frank has played on many times. After that the Celebration of his life will continue with a reception in the Center’s Heritage Hall.

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