Author: Franklin Pond

Quartet le Petit wins first prize in Georgia Kiwanis State Competition

Quartet le Petit won the Georgia Kiwanis State Competition on Saturday, April 23. They played La Cumparsita arranged by Mathew Naughtin. This year, 11 contestants from 11 different Kiwanis clubs in Georgia competed in the Music Showcase. The first prize is $3,500 in college scholarships.

“Atlanta is United for Ukraine” Benefit Concert

Organized by Franklin Pond Program Coordinator Ginny Fairchild, this event includes performances by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Chamber Players, the Atlanta Pipe Band, the Choral Guild of Atlanta, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Franklin Pond’s own Ludimus Trio! The event will be live-streamed on the church website,…
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Emerson String Quartet

Countdown to Emerson Quartet Masterclass

The Emerson Quartet Masterclass is less than one week away! In cooperation with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Franklin Pond is delighted to present a masterclass with one of the world’s most famous string quartets: the Emerson Quartet. Ensembles from Franklin Pond’s Fall Into Spring program and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Players will…
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The Sycamore Trio is a finalist group in the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition

The Sycamore Trio—Toby Liu, Brandon Leonard, and Grace Peng—is one of the 4 finalist groups in the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition! This prestigious competition is open to young artists from the whole country, and is “widely recognized as one of the top post-graduate, collegiate, and high school chamber competitions in the U.S. Read more

Judges are announced for the 2022 Chamber Music Competition!

Judges for the 2022 Chamber Music Competition will be members of the Dalí Quartet. The Dalí Quartet is acclaimed for bringing Latin American quartet repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon. Its fresh approach has been sought out by distinguished series in New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San…
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Fall Into Spring Finale Concert is on May 1

Franklin Pond Chamber Music, in collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players, will perform an impressive collection of chamber music works during the Fall Into Spring Finale Concert on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM at Woodruff Arts Center (Rich Auditorium). Admission is free. Please reserve tickets here.

Franklin Pond students are featured in Northside Neighbor

Franklin Pond students, Jonathan Fuller and Brandon Leonard, were recently featured in Northside Neighbor for their accomplishments as musicians. Both “will be performing with the Franklin Pond Chamber Music and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players this May” during the Fall Into Spring Concert (May 1 • 3:00 PM • Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts…
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Masterclass with Emerson Quartet

In cooperation with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Franklin Pond is delighted to present a masterclass with one of the world’s most famous string quartets: the Emerson Quartet. Ensembles from Franklin Pond’s Fall Into Spring program and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Players will be coached before a live audience by all 4 members…
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Brandon Leonard wins Second Prize in Sphinx Competition!

Brandon Leonard, Franklin Pond student in the Sycamore Trio (and alum–Cello 2018-19) won Second Prize in the nationally renown Sphinx Competition and the Audience Choice Award for the Junior Division!

Change of Plans: Franklin Pond welcomes The Vega Quartet for a masterclass!

Unfortunately, all four members of The Emerson Quartet are stuck in New York, with all planes grounded, and the likelihood of getting a flight on Sunday morning (January 30) is very slim. Out of necessity we must postpone the Emerson Quartet masterclass. We’re excited to welcome the Vega Quartet to conduct a masterclass tomorrow (Sunday,…
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