Peter Wood: Collector of the Impossible STREAMED (online)

New Spire Arts is excited to stream online the award winning magician and entertainer Peter Wood: Collector of the Impossible!
Peter Wood: the Collector of the Impossible presents incredible, magical objects with unparalleled showmanship.

For more than two decades, Peter Wood has shared his 'impossibilia' with communities, families, and companies.

Peter’s show feels like stepping into a cabinet of curiosities from a century ago. Humor and audience interaction are sprinkled throughout, which combine with amazing feats and unique artifacts for a truly one-of-a-kind show.


Via Italia: Musical Roads Leading to Italy RECORDING (online)

New Spire Arts is pleased to present a recording of Saturday April 24's performance of Via Italia: Musical Roads Leading to Italy.
From the 15th Century through the 19th Century, musicians and composers throughout Europe sought to emulate the musical language originating in Italy. In this program, we perform works of German composers of the 18th Century created in a florid “Italian” style. Written for a combination of instruments: violin, oboe, recorder, cello and bassoon, you’ll hear music of Fasch, Telemann, Pepusch and, yes…Vivaldi.

Via Italia: Musical Roads Leading to Italy LIVE (in person)

New Spire Arts presents Via Italia: Musical Roads Leading to Italy. Featuring music from German composers in the "Italian" style.
New Spire Arts presents Via Italia: Musical Roads Leading to Italy. Featuring music from German composers in the “Italian” style.

From the 15th Century through the 19th Century, musicians and composers throughout Europe sought to emulate the musical language originating in Italy. In this program, we perform works of German composers of the 18th Century created in a florid “Italian” style. Written for a combination of instruments: violin, oboe, recorder, cello and bassoon, you’ll hear music of Fasch, Telemann, Pepusch and, yes…Vivaldi.

 


Via Italia: Musical Roads Leading to Italy STREAMED (online)

New Spire Arts presents Via Italia: Musical Roads Leading to Italy. Featuring music from German composers in the "Italian" style.
From the 15th Century through the 19th Century, musicians and composers throughout Europe sought to emulate the musical language originating in Italy. In this program, we perform works of German composers of the 18th Century created in a florid “Italian” style. Written for a combination of instruments: violin, oboe, recorder, cello and bassoon, you’ll hear music of Fasch, Telemann, Pepusch and, yes…Vivaldi.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog Movie Night (in person)

New Spire Arts is proud to screen Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a record-breaking and independent film. Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes.
Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn, this funny and deeply moving film follows an author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder.

Kent Nerburn (Christopher Sweeney), a good-hearted, white American family man and writer, receives a mysterious call from a distant Indian reservation regarding an oral history book he made with Red Lake Ojibwe reservation students in northern Minnesota. Despite misgivings, Kent travels across America’s northern plains to arrive at the bleak, poverty-stricken reservation deep in the high plains of the Dakotas. The old man, Dan (Dave Bald Eagle), who lives alone in a clapboard shack back in the hills with his only real companions—his dog, a close friend named Grover (Richard Ray Whitman) and his granddaughter, Wenonah (Roseanne Supernault)—interrogates Kent as to his motives for working with Indian people.

Once satisfied he is not a turquoise clad “wannabe” spouting Indian philosophy, Dan recounts the story of American history from the Native point of view. As the stories pour from Dan, Kent’s understanding of the world is turned upside down. An inanimate landscape comes alive, and a history he thought he knew is called into question.


COVID-19 Impact

Like many small theatres across this nation and around the world New Spire Arts has been adversely impacted by the global pandemic. We have been shut down completely and then allowed to open at a small percentage of our capacity at various times throughout this past year. Our ability to present live performances has been drastically limited.

We continue to stay on top of the latest government mandates and are very hopeful that the distribution of effective vaccines will begin to put this trying experience behind us. If you are able, we ask that you consider making a donation to help support New Spire Arts during this very challenging time. Every donation helps ensure that we will be able to continue to bring exciting live performances to our beloved Frederick community. Thank you for supporting local performing arts!

Click here to donate!


Not goodbye, but see you later.

Now that Governor Hogan announced Phase 3 in September, we are moving to some limited in-person performances. You may have already noticed our Road to Hamburg concert scheduled for Sunday, November 8 at 3 PM which will be a great opportunity for all of us to put down the screen and experience live music the way it was meant to be! Also, we are partnering with the other two theaters here in Frederick's Theater District, the Weinberg Center for the Arts and the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in a live event. This time it will feature The Seldom Scene and Hogslip String Band, live at the Fairgrounds Drive-In also on a Sunday, November 15 at 4 PM.

Here's a little teaser: look for an announcement out soon on our 2021 Concert Series. I'm sure you will be familiar with many of the artists we have lined up. Tickets will at first be sold on a subscription basis at a price that's a real steal. If you haven't already signed up to receive out newsletter, now is the time to do so to receive advance notice of subscription sales.

I look forward to seeing you at both events!

Sincere regards,

Gerard Gibbs


Frederick's Newest Music Series

Do you like rad music? Do you like the idea of having more of it in Frederick?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Frederick Jams is definitely for you.

Still wondering what Frederick Jams is? Well here's the low down. Frederick Jams is a new concert series taking place at Frederick's newest venue, New Spire Stages. Jams is all about providing local and nationally known bands a large capacity venue to perform that is open to all ages.

Music is an important part of any community, and we want the music scene to explode within ours.

 

All ages // 21+ to Drink

 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door!

 

Saturday, June 22nd: Buy tickets now!

Saturday, July 27th: Buy tickets now!

 


WVNDER Announces Album Release Show

Frederick's own pop-punk/alt-rock band WVNDER will be dropping their 3rd full-length album "Nothing Stays" on Friday, May 17th.

To celebrate this much anticipated release, New Spire Arts has partnered with WVNDER to present the "Nothing Stays" album release show happening on Saturday, May 25th at New Spire Stages.

WVNDER will be performing along with support from Take Care, Blue Heaven, and Flying Jacob.

Get siked for this awesome line-up and come jam with us at the show!

All ages // 21+ to Drink

Tickets can be purchased online for $10 here

 


Strategic Partnership Announced

New Spire Arts (NSA), Frederick's burgeoning non-profit dedicated to the performing Arts, is currently in the final stage of forming a strategic partnership with the YMCA of Frederick County to deliver arts education classes. The NSA-YMCA partnership will combine the YMCA's proven leadership in youth and adult education with the expertise of NSA's performers and artists.

“As an organization, we’ve admired the structure that the YMCA has built for education, and by leveraging their expertise we can broaden our class offerings to students of all ages, by aligning with a proven leader. This allows us to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ and focus our time and resources on the performance theater. It’s really the best of both worlds in terms of supporting our mission to bring unique performing arts opportunities to people of all ages and abilities in Frederick,” said Gordon Cooley, New Spire Arts board president.

"Our goal is to provide a consistent offering of quality classes in the arts and humanities for Frederick County," says Chris Colville, CEO of the YMCA of Frederick County. “Performances and even master classes will be held at Stages, the newly renovated black box theater. The Stages venue is simply amazing. Modern, yet historic – and in the heart of downtown Frederick.”

"The Ausherman Family Foundation purchased 115 E Church Street for the purpose of uplifting performing arts education in Frederick. Both the YMCA and NSA are governed by strong, diverse boards, and we're confident this partnership represents a fiscally responsible solution that will continue to provide high quality arts education in our community for years to come," said Leigh Adams, Director of the Ausherman Family Foundation.

Following its successful grand opening in late January, NSA STAGES is now Frederick's largest black box theater. The NSA Board of Directors is currently focused on final equipment deliveries and installation, which are the final touches needed to make NSA STAGES a tempting palette for performing artists near and far. The NSA Board has also started an aggressive search for an Executive Director to focus on the task of growing and directing this new venue.

“We’re excited by the opportunities ahead and eager to help foster the growth of the performing arts in Frederick,” says Jonathan Warner, NSA board member.