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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.

Wednesday, July 27: Mt. Vernon Towers

The students are looking forward to performing at the Mt. Vernon Towers on Wednesday, July 27. We are scheduled to perform at 4:00 p.m.. This will be the third student summer performance.

The Summer Program Is Here!

We have sixteen students in the program this summer  The students are divided into a trio, a “two-viola” quintet, and two quartets.  There are twelve boys and four girls in this summer’s program.  In addition, we have four rising eighth graders, who are part of our new “Franklin Pond, Too” experience.  These “Franklin Pond, Too”…
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New Board Member!

We are delighted to recognize the newest trustee to our board, Jun-Ching Lin. Jun-Ching has been a faithful and tireless advocate, coach, auditioner, repertoire setter and mentor for Franklin Pond for many years. We are indebted to him for all his work and loyalty.  It will be wonderful to have him on the board, too.

Golijov: Tenebrae

Our board member, Alex Simmons, recommends the Kronos Quartet recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Tenebrae.”   Alex first heard “Tenebrae” performed by the Franklin Pond Quartet.  Here is a quote from the composer: “I wrote Tenebrae as a consequence of witnessing two contrasting realities in a short period of time in September 2000. I was in Israel…
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Summer 2011 Master Class Dates

Master classes for the summer of 2011 have been finalized.   They are as follows: Vega Quartet (July 5); Natham Schram, violist (July 11); David Coucheron, violinist (July 18); and Janet Horvath, cellist (July 25).  We are excited about this summer’s lineup!  Be certain to check out the bios of all of our special guests…
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Jekyll Island Confirmed!

We are all set for Jekyll Island again this summer.  The grant from the Jekyll Island Arts Association has been approved, and we are thrilled. The island has undergone some major renovation. Our summer concerts are scheduled for July 30 and 31, but don’t miss the resort’s grand opening celebration scheduled for September. And, if…
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Thursday, July 21: Sandy Springs Library

On Thursday, July 21 at noon, some of the Franklin Pond students will be performing at the Sandy Springs Library. This will be our fourth year performing at the library. Be certain to come “check it out”!

Wednesday, July 20: Southwest Arts Center

The Franklin Pond youth will be performing at the Southwest Arts Center for one of the summer concerts on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.  This is our second year performing at the arts center. Please join us for this performance.