Author: Franklin Pond

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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Prokofiev Quartet at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

The Prokofiev quartet welcomed ticket buyers at the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert Auguest 13th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with a half hour of classical and light music in support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra “When I Play Music” campaign Yet another group of young people proving that supporting our kids in music is…
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Franklin Pond Too at the Snellville Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market event August 13th was a great success. The weather held perfectly until 20 minutes after the group stopped playing when it decided to pour. The audience at the market was very grateful and complimentary.  Several people took away information about the program and left some tip money! The kids had a good…
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