LEWISTON — The critically acclaimed Boston String Quartet will bring its signature mix of music and movement, original storytelling and holiday joy to the Franco-American Heritage Center for the second year.

The quartet’s “Celtic Christmas Extravaganza” tour features Irish melodies, thumping rhythmic patterns and a refreshing take on beloved holiday favorites.

Performing with the quartet on Tuesday, Dec. 20, will be Pan Morigan, an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Known for her wide-ranging voice and engaging stage presence, she describes her songs as “music of the imagination.”

Since its formation 2004, the Boston String Quartet has been a creative leader in contemporary classical music in New England. Members, who made their professional debut at Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, perform their own arrangements of rock, jazz, world music and more.

The high-energy string ensemble, which tours frequently in the United States, has also performed at the Los Angeles Music Awards, at Boston Symphony Hall, on PBS and for former president George W. Bush.

For a sneak peak of the quartet’s youthful twist on standard classics, visit the BSQ YouTube Channel.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco center at 46 Cedar St. For tickets, call (617) 875-7851; or visit www.janepickens.com or www.bostonstringquartet.com. General admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door; $18 for students and seniors; $65 for a family of four. Tickets will be available at the door.


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