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

  • May
    6

    Euphony

    Performance Hall

    May 6 - May 6

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Euphony 2015Orono’s Chamber Choir under the direction of Francis John Vogt presents its spring concert entitled “Death and Resurrection”: Music for Eastertide will include works by Poulenc, Messiaen, Lotti, and De Lassus.  The featured piece (in its world premier performance) will be “For beste of bon and blod”: Three Medieval English Lyrics by Euphony member, and University of Maine honors student, Cain Landry. 

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  • May
    14

    MSO Concert

    Performance Hall

    May 14 - May 14

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    MSO for 2007 Sponsor Sheet

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will present a work by Verdi: Messa da Requiem with the Oratorio Chorale, Emily Isaacson as the Artistic Director.

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  • May
    21

    Maine Music Society – Piano Men

    Performance Hall

    May 21 - May 21

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    This year the Chorale will celebrate the music of these two extraordinarily popular composers. Everyone has favorites from these two and we will sing as manypianomen as we can. Our selections will include Piano Man, Honesty, and Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel and Candle in the Wind, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John.

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  • May
    22

    Maine Music Society – Piano Men

    Performance Hall

    May 22 - May 22

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    This year the Chorale will celebrate the music of these two extraordinarily popular composers. Everyone has favorites from these two and we will sing as manypianomen as we can. Our selections will include Piano Man, Honesty, and Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel and Candle in the Wind, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John.

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  • May
    27

    Piano Concert with Jean-Francois Latour

    Performance Hall

    May 27 - May 27

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    jean_francois_latour LRThe sensational young concert artist and teacher Jean-François Latour brings his Franco heritage to our series when he returns to Performance Hall for a solo program.  This native of Trois Rivières, Québec completed both undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Montreal, and later received his Artist Diploma with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

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