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Piano Marathon Will Strike A Great Chord

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Baltimore Piano Marathon Concert!

The Spire Series is thrilled to be presenting the 2nd Annual Baltimore Piano Marathon Concert on Sunday May 6 from 2-6 p.m. in the First & Franklin Presbyterian Church sanctuary (210 W Madison Street Baltimore).

Eight extraordinary pianists from the Greater Baltimore area will perform, with a new artist taking the stage every 30 minutes throughout the afternoon. Come for as many as you would like or join for the entire performance! The glorious Steinway B in the sanctuary will be the featured instrument.

Kati Harrison and Mark Malinowski of classical radio station WBJC, will served as the live, co-emcees for this event. Usually $20, this event is half-price at $10 per person. Donations over and above will be gratefully received. Tickets can be purchased online at

For a full list of performers throughout the day, please visit

First & Franklin Presbyterian Church building was erected between 1854 and 1859. The building is a fine example of a style called “Gothic Revival” or “Lancet Gothic” or “Flamboyant Gothic”. The exterior is made of rose colored New Brunswick freestone. The interior sanctuary has a magnificent triple vaulted ceiling which features massive plaster pendants. It is considered to be one of the most spectacular Victorian plaster interiors in the United States. The steeple was completed in 1879 and is the tallest in Baltimore at 273 feet tall; it was built using structural iron, a new building material for its day.

Come enjoy beautiful music in an ever more beautiful venue this weekend!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.