About the Franco Center

We are Le Centre D’Heritage Franco-Americain. The Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston, ME, USA. We believe history and heritage are action verbs, just like community and neighbor. We practice these by engaging members of our community young and old to share their experiences and traditions, so we might all benefit from them.

We’re a performing arts organization that celebrates our Franco-American Heritage; a legacy handed to us by generations of our brave ancestors who relocated here from France, from Quebec, and from all across the globe. We present the best in symphonic music, solo instrumentalists, chorales and choirs, and contemporary music. We have a wildly successful theme night series, as well as more informal nightclub performances.

Founded in the year 2000, the FAHC is a 501©3 non profit organization governed by a 15 member volunteer Board of Directors. Twenty five percent (25%) of all programming is of a French nature in order to preserve and keep the rich culture, traditions, music, cuisine, language and heritage alive and to celebrate the “Joie de Vivre” spirit of the Franco-Americans.

Upcoming Performances

  • Oct
    25

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra

    Performance Hall

    Oct 25 - Oct 25

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Lise de la Sale 1

    In just a few years, through her international concert appearances and her award-winning Naïve recordings, 26 year-old Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists, and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity.

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  • Oct
    31

    15/20 Fright Night

    Heritage Hall

    Oct 31 - Oct 31

    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Join us for a Halloween party the likes of which you’ve never seen before!  This event is for young people ages 15-20. All are welcome to come in costume to enjoy music, dancing, ghoulish lighting and more.15_20 logo (2)

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  • Nov
    1

    Battle of the Blends

    Performance Hall

    Nov 1 - Nov 1

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Maine Music Society has assembled a spectacular group of a cappella singers to start our season. We’ve invited some perennial favorites and some lively newcomers. You’ll enjoy a great variety of styles and sounds with Good-Time Sound, The Colbyettes, The Merimanders, None of the Above, The Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, and Vocal Solution. This concert is usually sold out, so get your tickets early!

    Buy tickets at Maine Music Society

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  • Nov
    2

    Fiddle-icious

    Performance Hall

    Nov 2 - Nov 2

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Fiddle-icious is a large diverse group of fiddlers and other musicians of all ages who return for their annual fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 3rd.

    Fiddle-icious is a large diverse group of fiddlers and other musicians of all ages who return for their annual fall concert.

    Fiddle-icious is an orchestra of diverse, enthusiastic musicians playing fiddles, guitars, flutes, banjos, tin whistles, accordions, cellos, violas, mandolins, harps, stand-up bass and other instruments. The members come from around the state including Biddeford, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth,  Coopers Mills, Gorham, South Bremen, Lewiston, Portland, and Raymond.

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  • Nov
    8

    Annual Franco Center Gala

    Performance Hall

    Nov 8 - Nov 8

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The Franco Center will again host one of Lewiston/Auburn’s foremost social and cultural events, The Franco Center Gala and Benefit Concert.

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