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

  • Mar

    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

    Legendary concert pianist Frank Glazer, who inaugurated the Piano Series season at the Franco Center last September, will be remembered and honored there on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday.    “An Evening Celebrating the Ministry of Music of Frank Glazer”  will feature seven highly accomplished and renowned concert artists. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Mar

    F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase – 10th Anniversary

    Performance Hall

    Mar 7 - Mar 7

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


    10th anniversary of F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase.

    Come celebrate 10 years of presenting mainly Maine dancers and choreographers in the 10th Annual F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase.  This fertile partnership between the Franco Center in Downtown Lewiston and the Bates Dance program

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  • Mar

    KinderKonzert – The Music and Life of Beethoven

    Performance Hall

    Mar 10 - Mar 10

    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Beethoven1-582x700In celebration of the PSO’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and the launch of a three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, the Woodwind KinderKonzert Quintet will focus on music and life of Ludwig von Beethoven.

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  • Mar

    Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 13 - Mar 13

    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Pat Colwell and the Soul SensationsPat Colwell and the Soul Sensations bring down the house with a powerful mix of Motown/Memphis Soul Music that’s guaranteed to get the party started! This is a 100% Old School R&B Revue complete with female backup singers, a full horn section, and a show that that will knock your socks off!

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  • Mar

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra

    Performance Hall

    Mar 14 - Mar 15

    7:30 pm - 9:30 am

    Tessa_Larki_compressed_-_Breakall_Photography_jpg_240x360_q85The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra’s themed presentation of  ‘Called to the Dance’ will be under the direction of guest conductor, Yoichi Udagawa.

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