Our Immigration Mural

Tribute to the Land of Our Forefathers

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Maine welcomed thousands of people from Quebec, immigrants to our cities and towns. We pay tribute to this land of our ancestors. The Franco-Americans of Maine still pledge their loyalty to the ancestral values brought to the United States by these pioneers.

 

Background:

This mural, featured in our main stairwell connecting our Performance Hall and Heritage Hall, was done by Joyce Coyne, Rita Perreault, and Annette Bourque. The work depicts the immigration process of Canadians coming to New England, mostly from Quebec and New Brunswick. The train track represents the original train leading from Quebec to Lewiston directly to Lewiston’s train depot, which still stands today. Though many came by train, many others came by horse and buggy, or cars. The bridge that is depicted on the mural is the one used by the New Brunswick immigrants and is still in existence.

Upcoming Performances

  • May
    6

    Euphony

    Performance Hall

    May 6 - May 6

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Euphony 2015EUPHONY, Orono’s chamber choir, will present their spring concert at the Center.  The concert is FREE, however donations will be accepted to benefit the preservation of The Center.

    Euphony, Orono’s Chamber Choir, specializes in preparing and performing new choral music by today’s finest composers, including Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan, Jonathan Dove, Eric Whitacre, Eric Barnum, Abbie Betinis, Jocelyn Hagen, and many others. To date they have commissioned five new choral works.

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  • May
    14

    MSO Concert

    Performance Hall

    May 14 - May 14

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    MSO for 2007 Sponsor Sheet

    Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will present a work by Verdi: Messa da Requiem with the Oratorio Chorale, Emily Isaacson as the Artistic Director.

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  • May
    27

    Piano Concert with Jean-Francois Latour

    Performance Hall

    May 27 - May 27

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    jean_francois_latour LRThe sensational young concert artist and teacher Jean-François Latour brings his Franco heritage to our series when he returns to Performance Hall for a solo program.  This native of Trois Rivières, Québec completed both undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Montreal, and later received his Artist Diploma with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

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  • Jun
    3

    Bob Marley

    Performance Hall

    Jun 3 - Jun 3

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    BobMarley_PromoShotBob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit: “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn.

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  • Jun
    12

    Just Us

    Performance Hall

    Jun 12 - Jun 12

    1:58 am - 4:00 pm
    Just Us Entertainers

    Just Us Entertainers

    The “Just Us” Entertainers will be presenting their 16th annual summer benefit concert at the Center. The group first performed at the Center in the summer of 2000 to raise funds for the then Festival de Joie.

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