Author: Franklin Pond

Ivo van der Werff Viola Solo Masterclass

Ivo’s plane was delayed 3 hours in Chicago so the class started an hour late!  Everyone entertained themselves in the living room and Ivo rushed in and started teaching.  About 10:30 a massive thunderstorm rolled in and just before the last person started to play the electricity went out (it stayed out for about 2…
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July 19, 2012: Community Concert

On Thursday, July 19, at 10:30am, the Sandy Springs Library will host the Mendelssohn Student Quintet in a FPCM Student Community Concert.  This program is suitable for children of all ages, including adults, and is free and open to the public.  There is a little bit of everything for everyone — serious classical, hoedown and zombies! Sandy Springs…
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July 10, 2012: Additional Masterclass with Ivo-Jan van der Werff!

Ivo will coach the Franklin Pond chamber groups Tuesday morning, July 10, from 10-1. We are so lucky to have him here for these two events! Summer Masterclasses

July 16, 2012: Blanca Bednarz in Masterclass

Blanca was first violinist for the Vega Quartet at Emory several years ago when she took a year’s sabbatical from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania .  When Franklin Pond had their Vega Day that year we were so impressed with her teaching and playing that we asked her then if she would please come here one year for a master…
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July 9, 2012: Viola Solo Masterclass with Ivo-Jan van der Werff

Featuring Ivo-Jan van der Werff of Rice University Monday, July 9, 7:30pm-9:30pm at Franklin Pond, 4835 Franklin Pond Rd, Atlanta FPCM students and alumni get preference for performing ($30 fee), but there may be space for other violists who want to play on a first come, first serve basis. Anyone can come (not just violists)…
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July 9, 2012: Mariana Laufer in Master Class

On July 9, 2012, Franklin Pond Chamber Music is happy to host dancer, Mariana Laufer in master class as part of this year’s Summer Program. For more information on Ms. Laufer and our other master class artists, visit 2012 Master Class Artists.

The Vega Quartet in Master Class

On July 2, Franklin Pond Chamber Music hosted a master class with the Vega Quartet, quartet in residence at Emory University. To view more photos from this week’s masterclass, check out our facebook album. For more information on this class and other masterclasses, visit 2012 Master Class Artists.

Franklin Pond receives Arts Ally Award

In May of this year, Franklin Pond was named Arts Ally by Art Sandy Springs for it’s commitment to the arts in Sandy Springs. We want to thank all our Sandy Springs friends for their support and look forward to a long relationship with the people and organizations of Sandy Springs.

Student, Grace Yang, featured in the Georgia Bulletin

Incoming Summer Student, Grace Yang, was featured in an article in the Georgia Bulletin on May 10, 2012. Through Music, Holy Spirit Prep Senior Finds Healing STEPHEN O’KANE, Staff Writer ATLANTA—Holy Spirit Preparatory School senior Grace Yang has experienced the healing power of music firsthand. Diagnosed with autism at the age of four, Yang overcame…
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John Grigsby

We received a wonderful e-mail about one of our alums, John Grigsby (2010), from his viola teacher in Houston, the world-renowned James Dunham. He said that moving to Houston from Atlanta right after his summer at Franklin Pond was difficult for John. “It was hard leaving behind many beloved things including Franklin Pond, the ASYO,…
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