The Spire Series


The Spire Series 2019-2020 Season

Mission Statement
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.

August Mini Series

With all the changes 2020 has presented to us thus far, one of the hardest to accept is our inability to bring you live music in our beautiful space. Instead, The Spire Series is shifting to bring the music to you! We are kicking off August with a series of four, 30-minute "mini" concerts on each Wednesday of the month at 7 P.M. which will be broadcast over Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. Check out the artist bios and their program repertoires and mark each Wednesday on your calendar as we bring you some beautiful music to refresh your soul. Please also consider donating here so that we can continue to bring you beautiful music. Click the button below for all details for tuning in!

August 5

RACHEL JONESfrench horn

Ms. Jones is a hornist with the Maryland National Guard Band and a 2018 alumna of the Peabody Conservatory. Her program will feature familiar hymns and marches, including the Washington Post March by John Philip Sousa,

Wayfaring StrangerJust a Closer Walk with TheeAmazing GraceNocturno by Franz Strauss and Dream of the Rhinoceros by Trygve Madsen.


August 12 - Baltimore Rising Artist Recital!




The program will include The Swan from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Allegro non troppo from Symphonie espagnole by Édouard Lalo.


August 19

TYRONE PAGE JR.saxophone

Mr. Page is Director of Bands in the Howard County School System and Conductor of the Peabody Wind Band at the Peabody Preparatory. His program will include works from Mellits, Zoulek and Bach.


August 26

ZANE FORSHEEclassical guitar

“Zane Forshee is one of his generation’s finest guitarists. He plays with a beautiful tone and virtuoso technique.”    -Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

Mr. Forshee’s program will feature Four at III and My Name is Red by Ronald Pearl, Fantasy P.7 by John Dowland and Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk.’