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Franco Center Offers Sponsor Naming Rights for its Performance Hall

The Franco Center's Performance Hall as seen from the back of the stage looking toward the seats (Brian Fitzgerald photo).

The Franco Center’s Performance Hall as seen from the back of the stage looking toward the seats. In the foreground is a Steinway 9-foot Series D grand piano. (Brian Fitzgerald photo)

The Franco Center is offering naming rights to its crown jewel, its acoustically and visually magnificent 428-seat Performance Hall.

The board and management at the Franco Center are not saying what the exact cost will be to affix a corporate sponsor name to its elegant main performance space, only that their goal is to find a sponsor willing to enter into a long-term commitment of five to ten years or more. Continue reading

Upcoming Performances

  • Feb
    28

    Pardon My French

    Heritage Hall

    Feb 28 - Mar 1

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Pardon graphicIn the land of hyphenated identity, Susan Poulin sets out on the sometimes humorous, sometimes treacherous path to reconnect with her Franco-American heritage.  Her rollercoaster ride of self-discovery leads her to some surprising places.

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  • Mar
    5

    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

    This event has been a year in making. With Frank Glazer’s blessing, the Franco Center and others have been planning a 100th Birthday party for the incredible musician, born on February 19, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    The event was to include testimonials and short piano pieces from past and current students, as well as friends and colleagues from around the country. Sadly the renowned pianist died early on Tuesday morning, January 13, after a short illness and a little more than a month before his 100th. “Frank Glazer was described as a wonderful teacher, a hero in the music world and a man who played — and played amazingly well — right up to the end” (Sun Journal).

    The Centennial Celebration at the Franco Center will go on as scheduled, with some of the same artists and speakers. It will begin in the magnificent Performance Hall that is home to the Steinway piano that Frank has played on many times. After that the Celebration of his life will continue with a reception in the Center’s Heritage Hall.

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  • Mar
    7

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

    Performance Hall

    Mar 7 - Mar 7

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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    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
    10

    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
    13

    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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