We are a Community of Music…
“To the Master of music and loveliness: Praise, Power, Dominion Forever!”
-from Praise by Aidan Clarke
The Spire Series 2014-2015 Season
The Spire Series is committed to presenting both musical and visual artists and fostering community, while celebrating the unique space at First & Franklin Presbyterian Church. Receptions are an integral part of the programs, where the audience and artists meet and are treated as our honored guests.
A reception follows each program.
Kurt Nikkanen, violin
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
American violinist Kurt Nikkanen is an international soloist of the highest order. At twelve, he gave his Carnegie Hall debut; he was then invited by Zubin Mehta to perform the Paganini Concerto No. 1 with the New York Philharmonic for a Young People’s concert. His recording of William Walton’s Violin Concerto with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra was chosen as Critic’s Choice for 2010 in Gramophone Magazine. Mr. Nikkanen is the Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Voice & Piano Concert
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Theodora Hanslowe, mezzo soprano & Mark Markham, piano
"a warm, supple and richly expressive voice...and commanding stage presence."
~The Washington Post
“Berlioz: Les nuits d'été Le Spectre de la rose” (Download MP3)