LEWISTON - Concert artist Igor Lovchinsky presents the final program of the 2012-2013 Piano Series season at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Friday, May 24. The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include works by Bach-Busoni, Chopin, Scriabin and Liszt. 

Lovchinsky is one of the most popular pianists to have given recitals at the Franco Center, where he has also appeared as soloist with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra. His electric interpretation of the Grieg A-minor piano concerto was the highlight of the Midcoast's Gala Concert in October 2011.

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:14

MPBN's Suzanne Nance to perform in Lewiston

LEWISTON Most people probably think of Suzanne Nance as the voice of 'Morning Classical Music,' a program that airs each weekday morning from 9:05 a.m. until noon on MPBN Radio.

But Nance is also a very talented soprano who has performed on stages all over the world, and on May 3 she will be performing a concert at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston composed of selections mostly in French with a few in English, featuring some of Maine's most talented women backing her on piano, cello and violin.

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LEWISTON The most popular band to ever come out of Maine, if one is using album sales as a yardstick, will perform at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Friday, April 26.

Rustic Overtones is a seven-piece group whose unique sound comes from vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Dave Gutter's throaty, distinctive voice and the band's three-piece horn section, a member of which has played as part of opening acts for Dave Matthews and Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden.

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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:36

Piano series continues with Henry Kramer

LEWISTON Henry Kramer, an accomplished member of the new generation of American pianists and a former Maine resident, appears at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the fifth recital of this season's piano series.

The first half of the program features Schubert's 'Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 120,' Chopin's 'Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52' and Brahms 'Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 (Book I).' Following the intermission, Kramer will perform two major works by Prokofiev: 'Piano-Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80' and 'Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82.'  Canadian violinist Cordelia Paw will join Kramer in performing the piano-violin sonata.

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LEWISTON Pardon Me, Doug, a band that pays tribute to the music of the popular Vermont jam band Phish, will perform at the Franco-American Heritage Center on Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m.

Phish is known for their dedicated legions of followers, known as 'phans,' many of whom travel great distances to see multiple shows on each tour. They're also known for their long shows that completely change from night to night. During a stretch of four Madison Square Garden concerts leading up to New Year's Eve, for example, Phish played 90 songs without repeating a single tune.

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