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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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Attention all alumni! We are having an Alumni Party on Tuesday, December 27 from 6 until 10 p.m. at the Pond (4835 Franklin Pond NE). All alumni are invited back to the pond for pizza and playing. Bring your instrument and a stand if you’d like to join in the music. We hope to see…
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Schubert at the Woodruff

August 5 our Schubert quartet represented the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra youth, playing in the Woodruff Center galleria before the Jackie Evancho concert. We were very happy to be part of the ASO “When I Play Music” campaign and hope all our supporters will also support the ASO in its youth programs. (Click to donate…
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Summer Finale!

Tired as everyone was from the wonderful Jekyll weekend, students and faculty showed up at Kellett Chapel the next day for a dress rehearsal and were excited and primed to play a stellar final concert that evening.  It was a special evening.  The student groups and the Franklin Pond Quartet were at the top of…
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Great Fun at Jekyll Island

This was our 7th year on Jekyll Island. Along with two days of intense coaching, rehearsing and concerts, we had time for the beach, swimming, biking, and roaming around the Historic District. The Franklin Pond Quartet (faculty) gave a beautiful concert Saturday night and the students played their concert Sunday evening, both to packed houses…
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Saturday, August: 13 Snellville Farmers Market

The students of Franklin Pond Too will present a free string quartet concert Saturday, August 13 from 8 to 10 am at the Snellville Farmers Market, 2342 Oak Road, Snellville, GA 30078.  (Town Green adjacent to City Hall).  We look forward to seeing you there!

July 27 Mt. Vernon Towers Concert

The audience at Mt. Vernon Towers in Sandy Springs is always a joy. They are very supportive of the students and very welcoming. The sun porch is a lovely room with windows all around and they always have things set up beautifully for us. The boys had to learn the trick of turning the microphone…
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July 25 Master Class with Janet Horvath

The students had a wonderful day learning from Janet Horvath. Janet, associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for three decades, is a soloist, chamber musician, writer and award-winning advocate for injury-prevention. A trailblazer in speaking and writing about the physical stresses experienced by musicians, Janet worked worked with the students on their music and,…
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July 26 SafeHouse Outreach Concert

“This was one of my favorite concerts” says Artistic Director Ronda Respess. At first, we were disappointed that the bus with our audience of about 60 students didn’t show up. We decided to get started anyway–about twenty minutes late. Strains of Vivaldi’s “Spring” filled the room. Magically, the room began to fill up, not with…
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