• Maine Music Society - Songs of the American Songbook
    May 19
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Maine Music Society – Songs of the American Songbook

    Performance Hall

    This season the Chorale’s spring concert will focus on the music of two of the most celebrated early 20th century composers:  George Gershwin and Cole Porter.  These two giants of popular song composing wrote so many favorites.  With titles like “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Just One of Those Things” by Cole Porter and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “S’Wonderful” and “I’ve Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin, everyone will want to sing along.

     

    Tickets $20, Seniors $18,
    Students $10, Under 12-Free

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  • Maine Music Society - Songs of the American Songbook
    May 20
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Maine Music Society – Songs of the American Songbook

    Performance Hall

    This season the Chorale’s spring concert will focus on the music of two of the most celebrated early 20th century composers:  George Gershwin and Cole Porter.  These two giants of popular song composing wrote so many favorites.  With titles like “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Just One of Those Things” by Cole Porter and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “S’Wonderful” and “I’ve Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin, everyone will want to sing along.

    Tickets $20, Seniors $18,
    Students $10, Under 12-Free

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  • Maine Remembers - A Memorial Day Tribute and Celebration
    May 24
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Maine Remembers – A Memorial Day Tribute and Celebration

    Performance Hall

    The Dollard and Priscilla Gendron Franco Center’s special tribute concert to honor Maine’s veterans and learn more about the groups who support and assist returning and active Veterans and their families.  The event is designed to motivate, educate, inspire and entertain, and to raise awareness for veterans’ organizations in Maine.  Performers will include the center’s executive director, Mitch Thomas and other local artists.  After the concert, a reception with light appetizers (included in the price of tickets) and a cash bar will be offered in Heritage Hall.

    Proceeds to support the Travis Mills Foundation.

     

    Reserved: $18;  $12 for veterans.

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  • Piano Concert with Jonathan Bass
    Jun 1
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Piano Concert with Jonathan Bass

    Performance Hall

    This is the first Piano Series appearance for Steinway artist, Jonathan Bass, known to Gendron Franco Center audiences for his critically-acclaimed appearances here with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra. Recognized for his keyboard abilities early on – he was a major prize winner in several national and international competitions – he received undergraduate and M.Mus. degrees from the Juilliard School and Doctor of Music from Indiana University, where he studied with Menahem Pressler.  A member of the piano faculty at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, he continues his performance career as solo and ensemble performer.

    Reserved Ticket: $15; Senior $10.  Free admission for all students.

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  • Fête Nationale/St. John the Baptist Feast Day Celebration
    Jun 22
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Fête Nationale/St. John the Baptist Feast Day Celebration

    Heritage Hall

    Child as St John - SepiaSt. Jean Baptiste celebration on June 22

    The Fête Nationale and the Feast Day of St. Jean the Baptist, will be celebrated on Friday, June 22 at the Gendron Franco Center, in association with the Québec Delegation to Boston, the Franco-American Collection at USM/LAC,  the Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society.

    “We will once again showcase the past and future contributions of Franco-American and other Francophone cultures in our community,” said Mitch Thomas, executive director at the Gendron Franco Center.

    The event will start with a social hour and cash bar in the Center’s Heritage Hall at 10:30 a.m.  At 11:30 a.m., a Fête Nationale luncheon will be served, followed by a celebration in the magnificent Performance Hall.

    The traditional feast day menu includes Soup Bouillon, Salade de Printemps, Meat Tourtiere, and Cake des Fêtes. Churches from across the Twin cities will ring their own bells at noon to celebrate the feast day. The 12:30 p.m. program will include the musicians, speakers, the Franco-American Veterans Color Guard.

    Reserved meal tickets are $12.  To purchase tickets, visit the Box Office at 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, go on-line at francocenter.org, or call (207) 783-1585. Box office hours are Monday thru Friday from noon to 4 p.m.  The magnificent Gendron Franco Center is handicap accessible and is located on the corner of Cedar and Oxford Streets in the “Little Canada” section of Lewiston, just across the Lown Peace Bridge from New Auburn.

    The event will start with a social hour and cash bar in the Center’s Heritage Hall at 10:30 a.m.  At 11:30 a.m., a feast day luncheon will be served, followed by a musical celebration of the event in the Performance Hall. Entertainment TBA.

    Ticket: $12

     

     

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  • Bates Musician's Concert
    Jul 23
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Bates Musician's Concert

    Performance Hall

    Join us for one of our favorite concerts of the year! The Bates Dance Festival’s “Musicians Concert”

    Thoughtful, playful and profound music takes center stage when these extraordinary composers, known for their collaborations with dancers, perform a program of original and improvised works that blend musical styles from around the globe.

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  • Summer Shopping and a Show Day Trip
    Aug 10
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Summer Shopping and a Show Day Trip

    You are invited to join friends and family on another very special Day Trip to Southern Maine.

    LET’S GO OUT TO EAT, SEE a SHOW, and DO SOME SUMMER SHOPPING in Southern Maine

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    We depart by bus from the Gendron Franco Center at 8 a.m., with a morning stop at Reny’s for shopping in Downtown Portland, an afternoon visit to Old Orchard Beach, and a trip to Len Libby’s Chocolate and Ice Cream shop in Scarborough, our lunchtime visit to Foster’s Clambake in York Harbor is the center piece of this great summer Franco tour!

    The menu includes: New England Clam Chowder, Freshly-dug Maine Clams, Cultivated Mussels, Succulent Maine Lobster (or chicken), Sweet Corn on the Cob, Roasted Red Potatoes and Onions (all steamed over a roaring wood fire), Blueberry Crumb Cake, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee and Tea, Cash Bar, and Live Entertainment!
    We should be back home by 6:30 p.m.

    Your ticket price includes all of the above, plus all-day parking at the Franco Center.  $72/person
    (Price includes transportation, the meal, entertainment, tax and all-day parking at the Franco Center)

    To reserve and pay for your spot, call or visit the Franco Center – 46 Cedar Street,  Lewiston, ME 0424

    (207) 783-1585

    EMAIL: boxoffice@francocenter.org

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  • Choeur en Supplement'Air in Concert
    Sep 17
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Choeur en Supplement'Air in Concert

    Performance Hall

    In addition to its annual concert, some fifty of the 400 choristers of the Choeur en Supplement’Air, performs annually, in summer or fall, a trip to different places in North American and even in Europe.
    The purpose of these trips is to promote the French language by means of essentially French-speaking songs for our audiences.

     

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  • Fiddle-icious - October 2018
    Oct 28
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Fiddle-icious – October 2018

    Performance Hall

    Join Fiddle-icious, a non-profit, all volunteer community orchestra with members from Kittery to Augusta, as they take to the stage to share their uplifting music. Fiddle-icious is a large and vibrant group of Maine musicians playing fiddle, piano, harp, guitar, banjo, accordion, cello, tin whistle, concertina and upright bass. Their tunes are passed on from the Irish, Scottish,

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    Tickets by Phone: 207-689-2000.
    Box Office Hours: 12pm-4pm, Monday – Friday.

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