Author: Franklin Pond

Franklin Pond Featured on WABE 90.1

Enjoy listening to Franklin Pond faculty and Chamber Music Competition judges, as they were featured on WABE 90.1 on Sunday, April 21.

Two Franklin Pond students featured in South Metro Neighbor

Zoe Willingham and Emily Rader were recently featured in South Metro Neighbor, as they prepare to perform in the Fall Into Spring concert. Read full article

Jonathan Biss works with Franklin Pond Quintet Group

On Tuesday evening (April 16), Jonathan Biss worked with our Brahms Piano Quintet group in Symphony Hall. All who were there were totally awed. He was an incredible coach and an inspiration. What a consummate musician. It was so generous of him to take time out of his always busy schedule to hear the quintet.…
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Franklin Pond Featured in Northside Neighbor

“Top young talent to perform at Franklin Pond Chamber Music’s Fall into Spring Concert” Sandy Springs-based Franklin Pond Chamber Music, in collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players, will captivate classical music lovers at their Fall into Spring Concert May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium in Midtown.…
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Masterclass with Peter Oundjian

The masterclass yesterday with Peter Oundjian was wonderful. He is the consummate musician and such a nice person. Ravel “Introduction and Allegro” and Prokofiev Quintet.

Jessica Robinson Stinson performs with LaGrange Symphony Orchestra

We are so proud of Jessica Robinson Stinson (2003) for performing a Mozart concerto with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Prior. Yay, Jessica! Big year for her, this, and winning the Opera job.

Alumni enjoy playing music with Jun-Ching Lin

Jun-Ching played chamber music during one weekend in March with Jenny Chun (2002), who is teaching privately in Atlanta now, and Lee Sheehan (2005), who is studying law at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. We hear Lee is graduating and has a job lined up already.  

Masterclass with Robert Spano

Robert Spano worked with three of our groups on Saturday, February 23 at Atlanta Symphony Hall. He is a wonderful teacher — a born teacher — and teaches with such compassion and love. He inspired all the students and all who attended.

TDP String Quartet Plays at Anniversary Concert

Our TDP string quartet (yet unnamed!) performed at the pre-concert onstage performance of current Talent Development Program students, just before the big 25th anniversary concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and TDP alumni. They did a good job with Beethoven Op.18 #4, especially considering they haven’t had it for very long. We were very proud…
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Franklin Pond Alumni Help Celebrate ASO TDP Anniversary

What an exciting night it was at Symphony Hall on Saturday, February 9! The 25th anniversary celebration of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program brought many TDP alumni back into town, and since I’ve (Ronda) been with the program since it’s inception, I know most of the “kids”. They aren’t kids any more —…
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