New Spire Arts announces hybrid concert lineup

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Lauren LaRocca, The Frederick News-Post, Md.
·1 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Mar. 23—After Gov. Larry Hogan recently eased restrictions on the numbers of attendees at live performances, New Spire Arts announced its first step in resuming live events, with a hybrid model approach.

The arts organization's first event of the season is a live only showing of the independent film "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Ausherman Theatre. Tickets are $5. Produced and directed by Stephen Louis Simpson, the film tells the story of an author who is asked to write a book about an indigenous elder's experience. Getting sucked into the heart of a contemporary Native life in the sparse land of the Dakota, the author accompanies the 95-year-old Lakota elder across the lands.

The next event, a program of baroque music, "Via Italia," will presented under a hybrid model, giving guests the option to watch a live virtual or recorded performance. The program is at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Ausherman Theatre. Tickets range from $20 to $25. Six professional musicians from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, specializing in the performance of baroque music on original instruments, will gather for a program of the music of Vivaldi, Bach and Handel on violin, recorder, oboe, cello, bassoon and harpsichord.

A hybrid program of the program "Peter Wood — Collector of the Impossible" will be at 11 a.m. May 8 at the Ausherman Theatre. In this family-friendly event, Wood presents magical objects with unparalleled showmanship. He has appeared on national television with Penn & Teller, and his clients included the International Spy Museum.

Seating is limited at all live events, and CDC guidelines will be followed. For more information, go to www.newspirearts.org.