July 21 Sandy Springs Library Concert

The Community Concert at Sandy Springs Library was a success this morning.  The quartet (Helena DeGrazia & Justin Lee, violins, Nathan Hung, viola, and Bailey Holbrook, cello) played very well and spoke well.  We had to learn flexibility by jumping to the last number, Zombie Attack, when the natives started getting restless.  We kept them…
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July 20 Southwest Arts Center Concert

We had a beautiful concert today at the Southwest Arts Center.  The Southwest Arts Center is a Fulton County Arts Center in the Cascade area.  It is a great facility and the hall is a lovely place to play.  The staff was extremely helpful.  We are grateful for their assistance in setting up the stage…
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July 18: David Coucheron Master Class

Everyone really enjoyed and benefitted from the master class taught Monday by David Coucheron. David Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in September 2010. Originally from Oslo, Norway, Mr.Coucheron began playing violin at the age of three. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, his Master of…
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July 11: Master Class with Nathan Schram

A full featured post on the outstanding master class we had with Nathan Schram will be posted soon.  However, we did not want anyone to miss pictures from this morning’s event.  Here are some photos from the class. Just click on one of the thumbnails below and you should be able to make your way…
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July 11 Coaching Sessions

Following the morning’s master class with Nathan Schram, the groups got down to work in the afternoon. It was a fun and productive day for everyone. Some photos from the afternoon are included below. Just click on a photo and use the arrow keys on the bottom left of the photo window to progress through…
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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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