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
    8

    The Awesome

    Heritage Hall

    May 8 - May 8

    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Awesome Photo - Dec 2014Hailing from Portland, Maine…the AWESOME are comprised of seasoned musicians with experience in several of Maine’s most popular bands.

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  • May
    9

    Maine Music Society Presents: Songs of the Civil War

    Performance Hall

    May 9 - May 9

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Power to Inspire

    The Power to Inspire.

    The Civil War represented a turning point in our fledgling country and marked the blossoming of music composed by Americans to celebrate, to energize, and to grieve separations from loved ones. Music representing both sides of the conflict will be sung and we’ll hear renditions of some stirring letters and commentary from the times.

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  • May
    10

    Maine Music Society Presents: Songs of the Civil War

    May 10 - May 10

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Power to Inspire

    The Power to Inspire

    The Civil War represented a turning point in our fledgling country and marked the blossoming of music composed by Americans to celebrate, to energize, and to grieve separations from loved ones.

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  • May
    16

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra

    May 16 - May 16

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    George Lopez

    George Lopez

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will be giving a themed performance entitled, “Growing into the Future.”

    Included are: Festive Overture in A Major, Op.96 by Dmitri Shostakovich, Commissioned Anniversary Piano Concerto by Vin Shende, Piano Soloist George Lopez, and “The Planets” by Gustav Holst

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  • May
    19

    Percussion KinderKonzert: What You See and What You Hear

    Performance Hall

    May 19 - May 19

    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    KinderKonzert_1Audiences should be prepared to make some noise with the Percussion KinderKonzerts: What You See and What You Hear! Using a variety of instruments, the PSO’s percussion ensemble leads attendees in an exploration of percussive sound using mallets, brushes, sticks, and their bare hands.

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