Labor Day String Festival 2014

The Labor Day String Festival was a fun and busy day! Students and parents, many new to FP,… [more]

Labor Day String Festival 2014 Labor Day String Festival 2014

Final Concert Photos!

Wow! What an amazing concert! For those unlucky folks who missed the chamber music extravaganza,… [more]

Final Concert Photos! Final Concert Photos!

Outreach Concerts About to Begin!

The chamber groups are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming outreach concerts, which… [more]

Outreach Concerts About to Begin! Outreach Concerts About to Begin!

Student wins ASO Composition Contest!

Franklin Pond student, cellist and composer, Mason Johnston has just won the 2014 Atlanta… [more]

Student wins ASO Composition Contest! Student wins ASO Composition Contest!

July 1, 2014: Franklin Pond Quartet concert

Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 in Barnwell Chapel. The Franklin Pond Quartet will open the concert… [more]

July 1, 2014: Franklin Pond Quartet concert July 1, 2014: Franklin Pond Quartet concert

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Jan. 19, 2015: MLK Day Teachers’ Workshop with Melissa Kraut

All private string teachers, public and private school orchestra teachers, and anyone else interested, are invited to a Teachers’ Workshop with Melissa Kraut, cellist at Cleveland Institute. (link to bio here) January 19th.  The schedule is:

10-12:30  Teachers’ workshop with Melissa

12:30-1:30  Lunch and time to talk with each other and with Melissa

1:30-4  Masterclass with ensembles from Fall Into Spring with Melissa.  You are invited to stay as long as you wish.

PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING so we can plan the venue and the food!  Write fpcm@franklinpond.org or call 404-252-3479.

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What’s Happening at FPCM

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Lockout News

As everyone probably knows by now, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians were locked out for the first 9 weeks of their season.  Although the orchestra was idle, the musicians were not.  They were very busy actively trying to gather support to save the integrity of the … [Read More...]

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Fall Into Spring

Fall Into Spring is off to a good start.  The four groups are coached by Carolyn Hancock, Brad Ritchie & Sou-Chun Su, Jun-Ching Lin, and Lachlan McBane & Elisabeth Remy Johnson.  They are preparing for the MLK Day Teachers' Workshop Masterclass with Melissa Kraut. … [Read More...]

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Franklin Pond Quartet in Concert

The Franklin Pond Quartet has been busy lately, playing concerts around Georgia.  We are so very lucky to have a faculty of musicians (9 of them) who are beautiful performing musicians as well as caring and awesome mentors. September 4: Concert at Berry College, Rome, … [Read More...]

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Labor Day String Festival 2014

The Labor Day String Festival was a fun and busy day! Students and parents, many new to FP, were treated to a performance by the Shostakovich (ie. Gaggle) Quartet and learned about our many different programs. Then the students broke into audition excerpt groups where they … [Read More...]

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Final Concert Photos!

Wow! What an amazing concert! For those unlucky folks who missed the chamber music extravaganza, the Franklin Pond summer session concluded its season yesterday at Kellett Chapel with a stellar performance. It was a magnificent finale to terrific summer. There will be more … [Read More...]

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Students a hit at community concerts

Franklin Pond students and faculty have been busy in the last two weeks!  They have played six Community Concerts all over the Atlanta area.  Two of the quartets performed for about 180 students of the Upbeat! Camps, held at three public schools. There were also concerts at … [Read More...]

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Nick Curry is a busy man!

    Nick Curry, master cellist and teacher from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, worked hard with our students last Monday.  He coached the Ravel Quartet and ran an energetic masterclass, hearing all our groups.  Sunday evening he worked with … [Read More...]

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Master Class with Vega String Quartet

Many thanks to the wonderful Vega String Quartet for working with the students today!  It was a terrific day at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.  The students had a full day of coaching and rehearsals—just before the first outreach concerts kick off.  Here are a … [Read More...]

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Outreach Concerts About to Begin!

The chamber groups are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming outreach concerts, which get underway this Tuesday, July 15.  Here are a few shots of "The Gaggle Quartet"' preparing for their two outreach concerts on Tuesday. But that is not all that is happening this … [Read More...]

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Master Class with Christopher Rex

We were privileged to have the Franklin Pond students take a Master Class with the ASO’s Principal Cello, Christopher Rex. Mr. Rex joined the ASO as Principal in 1979, the same year in which he became the first cellist ever to win the string prize in the biennial Young … [Read More...]

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Photos from the Last Night’s Rehearsal!

Hot off the press! Even the students have not seen these photos. Enjoy!   … [Read More...]

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Retreat Photos (Part II)

Here are photos from mid-week--including photos from the wonderful concert by the college students and our very own Franklin Pond Quartet! … [Read More...]