Author: Franklin Pond

FPCM Quartets around town

This year’s Franklin Pond Summer Quartets have been busy around town! You may have seen them playing at Teen Night at the High Museum or at a wedding at the Carlyle House. Look out for them in October playing a reception for the celebration of the 101st National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan)!…
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Summer Finale Concert!

FPCM presented another one of their fabulous Summer Finale concerts on July 31, 2012 at Kellett Chapel of Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Program:  Franklin Pond students and the Franklin Pond Quartet (faculty): Beethoven Quartet Op. 81 No. 6 Brahms Quartet in Bb, Op. 67 Eddie Horst “Insecta” written for Franklin Pond   Quintets with two violas:…
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July 31, 2012: Summer Finale Concert

FPCM is presenting another one of their fabulous Summer Finale concerts with a new twist.  Investigate us Tuesday, July 31 at 8:00 Kellett Chapel of Peachtree Presbyterian Church. The concert is free & open to the public. Donations are welcome. Date:  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Time:  8:00pm Place:  Kellett Chapel (detached from church) of Peachtree…
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Franklin Pond at Jekyll Island

On Saturday, July 28 at 7:00pm, the Franklin Pond Quartet Concert featured Atlanta composer Michael Kurth on bass, performing his own music with the quartet plus music by Bach, Mozart and Brahms. Mistletoe Cottage in the Historic District Jekyll Island, Georgia On Sunday, July 29 at 7:00pm, FPCM presented the Student Showcase Concert featuring works by Mozart, Brahms,…
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July 28-29, 2012: Franklin Pond at Jekyll Island!

On Saturday, July 28 at 7:00pm, the Franklin Pond Quartet will perform a concert featuring Atlanta composer Michael Kurth on bass, performing his own music with the quartet plus music by Bach, Mozart and Brahms. Mistletoe Cottage in the Historic District Jekyll Island, Georgia Tickets $15 each online at www.jekyllisland.com or call 912-635-3636   On Sunday, July…
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July 26, 2012: Student Community Concert at the Emory Autism Center

Our Dvorak Quintet will perform works from Bach to Shostakovich.  The program is eclectic starting with Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concerto #3 (arranged for quartet) and moving through to……..Jimi Hendrix!  Featured are three short pieces by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist Michael Kurth.  Audiences always enjoy his music which is a combination of classical, jazz and tango.  This…
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July 25, 2012: Student Community Concert at Huntcliff Summit

Yes, we have two concerts at the same time.  Aren’t we lucky to have so much talent at once!  We are happy to be back at Huntcliff this year.  Our student quartet will play some familiar standards like Bach Air, the “Habanera” from “Carmen” and the Copland “Hoedown”.  Though most of the repertoire is familiar,…
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July 25, 2012: Student Community Concert at Canterbury Court

Franklin Pond always feels welcome at Canterbury Court.  We have many friends there and their community room is a wonderful venue for a concert, with a stage and an enthusiastic audience.  This concert will be a treat on many levels.  For two pieces one of our alumnus violists, Tim Richardson (2008 & 2009), will be…
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Alumni return to coach Summer program

Alums Drew Forde (2007,08,09,10), Tim Richardson (2008, 09), Mary Horst (2006,07,08) and Thomas Sulkoske (2009, 10) helped out with coaching the four Franklin Pond groups on their Community Concert music July 10th.  What fun it was to have them here as teachers and see how far they have come in their own music studies in college. …
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July 23, 2012: Felix Wang in Masterclass

In addition to being the cellist of the Blair String Quartet, Felix Wang is a founding member of the Blakemore Trio and co-principal cellist of the IRIS Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada as a chamber musician, soloist, and in recital, receiving critical acclaim for,…
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