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.
Bay Street Brassworks
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Bay Street Brassworks (BSB) is an internationally acclaimed touring ensemble and one of America's finest and busiest brass ensembles. This award-winning quintet was founded in 1995 and performs a range of musical genres from Bach to Be-Bop. BSB is also the premiere educational brass ensemble of its kind; currently, BSB is a performing ensemble for Young Audiences Chapters, including Young Audiences of Maryland, and arts councils in North Carolina and South Carolina. BSB has performed hundreds of educational programs, masterclasses and clinics for kindergarteners through high school seniors.
BSB’s discography includes Fresh Off The Boat - Folk Music From Around The World (2002), American Escapades (2006), and Brass on Fire (2011). BSB received the Grand Prize at the 2003 New York Brass Conference International Brass Quintet Competition.
Baltimore School for the Arts
Monday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Chorus & String Orchestra
Jonathan Carney, conductor
Mark Hardy, conductor
Mellasenah Edwards, conductor
Join us for this special program featuring orchestral works by Elgar, Bartok, Corelli, and Dvorak.
Candlelight Choral Concert
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Kurt Nikkanen, violin
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
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)