July 5: The Vega Quartet Master Class

The day started early with the Vega performing parts of Haydn, Beethoven, and Bartok as the students listened.  Then there was discussion about rehearsal and performance techniques.  In the late morning the students broke into their groups and had coaching until lunch.  After lunch there were more coaching sessions, then a master class in Schwartz…
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Tuesday, August 2: Final Summer Concert

On Tuesday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. in Kellett Chapel at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Franklin Pond will hold its final summer concert.  This performance will feature each of the four Franklin Pond groups and the faculty Franklin Pond Quartet.  This FREE concert is always a hit with our audiences but it fills up quickly so…
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Thursday, August 4: Canterbury Court

On Thursday, August 4 from 7:30-8:30 p.m., the Franklin Pond Too quartet will give a “Community Concert” at Canterbury Court in the Community Room.  After a mostly classical fare, the violist, Emma DeJarnett has agreed to exchange her viola for a violin and play a couple of bluegrass tunes she has performed all over Georgia.…
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June 26: The Summer Program Begins!

We had a great opening night on Sunday, June 26, with parents, students, faculty and staff. This was followed by our first Monday coaching sessions on June 27. Here are a few photos from the day.  

Brian Aladesuyi, cello

It was great to hear from Brian Aladesuyi, a 06 & 07 Franklin Pond cellist, last week.  Brian is majoring in cello performance at Indiana University.  He will be a senior next year.  He coached the Franklin Pond, Too  kids in ’09.  This year he is coaching chamber music at the IU Jacobs School of Music…
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Franklin Pond Students and Faculty Perform in Side by Side Concert with ASO

Eight of our current students performed with other young musicians in a side-by-side concert with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. The students participating in the event included David Chyan, violin; John Cooper, viola; Helena DeGrazia, violin; Bailey Holbrook, cello; Katherine Hur,…
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Theofandis: Symphony No. 1 & Lieberson: Neruda Songs

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has released the second recording on its own in-house label, ASO Media.The first recording featured Robert Spano (currently celebrating his tenth anniversary as the orchestra’s Music Director) conducting two ASO commissions: Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s concerto On A Wire, featuring the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird, and Michael Gandolfi’s choral work…
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Ginny Respess Coaches “Franklin Pond, Too”

The Franklin Pond Too quartet students are slightly younger than the Franklin Pond students but no less enthusiastic.  Violinists Charlie Tantillo and Steven Chiou, violist Emma DeJarnette and cellist Mason Johnston have also had two weeks of coaching by The Florida Orchestra violinst Virginia (Ginny) Respess.  They are quickly learning it takes a lot of…
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2011 Summer Kick-off!

It was great to see the parents, faculty, staff and students all gathered for the start to our summer program Sunday, June 26.  Jun-Ching led us through the rehearsal workshop.  The “Rehearsal Techniques” workshop notes are posted on the website under the “For Students” section, but, if you need them, you can click here.

July 30 &31: Jekyll Island

We are all set for Jekyll Island again this summer. Concerts are July 30th and 31st. Head to the Georgia coast and listen to some great music.