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

  • Sep
    10

    La Rencontre

    Heritage Hall

    Sep 10 - Sep 11

    11:30 pm - 9:30 am

    irish_green_fleur_de_lis_tile_coasterOn the 2nd Thursday of every month, our closest friends come over for lunch for La Rencontre (which is French for “The Gathering”). In Setember, we’ll enjoy chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, green beans, sour dough rolls and lemon pound cake, followed by music with the Lorraine Ouellette Trio.

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  • Sep
    18

    Dual-Piano Concert with Lovchinsky and Graybil

    Performance Hall

    Sep 18 - Sep 18

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Lovchinsky and Graybill graphicYoung Artists Igor Lovchinsky and Matthew Graybil, both Franco Center favorites as solo performers, will collaborate for this piano series-opening Friday evening program, featuring dual-piano pieces by American composers Walter Piston and Aaron Copland. 

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  • Sep
    25

    Mainely Improv "On The Spot Comedy"

    Heritage Hall

    Sep 25 - Sep 25

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    On the Spot Comedy PhotoWhat do you get when you combine the improvisation style of the television show, “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” with a Maine based comedy troupe that loves the art of improvisation?

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  • Oct
    9

    Rebekah Leonard in Concert

    Performance Hall

    Oct 9 - Oct 9

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Rebekah LeonardRebekah Leonard is a versatile singing talent based in L/A Maine.    Along with a soaring, bright, agile opera voice, Rebekah is accomplished in singing Jazz music with an affinity for the Dixieland style.

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  • Oct
    25

    Fiddle-icious

    Performance Hall

    Oct 25 - Oct 25

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Fiddle-icious Nov 2014 LRFiddle-icious entertains their audiences with traditional music, creating an atmosphere of infectious energy and joy. Their  tunes are passed on from the Irish, Scottish, Quebecois and Acadian traditions and include reels, jigs, marches, hornpipes, waltzes, step-dancing

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