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
    2

    Open House

    Oct 2 - Oct 2

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Open House for Social MediaThe public is invited to the Center’s 2014 Open House to freely ‘look around’ and discover all that the Center has to offer….concerts, dance, theater, club events and much, much more.  In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the Center’s new executive director, Mitch Thomas.

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  • Oct
    10

    Michael Lewin

    Performance Hall

    Oct 10 - Oct 11

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Michael Lewin at piano LROne of America’s most gifted and charismatic concert pianists and teachers, Steinway Artist Michael Lewin, presents our second program of the 2014-2015 Piano Series season.  A member of the piano faculty at The Boston Conservatory, he has performed to great acclaim around the globe.

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  • 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
    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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