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Final Concert Photos!

Wow! What an amazing concert! For those unlucky folks who missed the chamber music extravaganza, the Franklin Pond summer session concluded its season yesterday at Kellett Chapel with a stellar performance. It was a magnificent finale to terrific summer. There will be more to come as we wrap up the 2014 session, but we wanted…
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Outreach Concerts About to Begin!

The chamber groups are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming outreach concerts, which get underway this Tuesday, July 15.  Here are a few shots of “The Gaggle Quartet”‘ preparing for their two outreach concerts on Tuesday. But that is not all that is happening this week.  Tomorrow, Monday, July 14, is a full…
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Student wins ASO Composition Contest!

Franklin Pond student, cellist and composer, Mason Johnston has just won the 2014 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Next Generation Student Composition Contest.  Inspired by the moon, his new piece, Dominus, will be performed on the Atlanta Symphony’s Concert for Young People called Space: Music of the Universe, conducted by Assistant Conductor Joseph Young. About 10,150 local students will attend these…
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July 1, 2014: Franklin Pond Quartet concert

Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 in Barnwell Chapel. The Franklin Pond Quartet will open the concert with Haydn Quartet Op. 20 #2, and the Gershwin Lullaby, then the College Festival Sextet will perform the Brahms Sextet #1 in Bb Major, Op. 18. The concert is free and open to the public.

Inaugural College Festival Begins!

June 16, 2014: The new College Festival program started this week with the first coaching session by Jun-Ching Lin.  Six college students from UGA, GSU, KSU, and Emory University have been busy preparing a Brahms sextet for two weeks of intensive rehearsing and coaching with Franklin Pond Quartet faculty.  They will then travel to Berry College in…
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2014 Final Concert for Fall Into Spring

The four groups in Fall Into Spring this year left everyone in the audience proud and impressed on May 12, 2014.  The students, including 10-year-old Madeline Chen, our first harpist, played beautifully.  Several people mentioned how much progress they had all made since the first of the year.  There were several returning students and it was…
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Fall Into Spring Masterclass with Justin Bruns

On April 21, 2014, Franklin Pond’s Fall Into Spring students and parents enjoyed participating in a masterclass with Justin Bruns.           Assistant Concertmaster Justin Bruns has been with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) since 2006 and holds the Mary and Cherry Emerson Chair. Actively involved in teaching and bringing music to…
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Coach Jun-Ching Lin at Walton High

Franklin Pond Coach and Quartet member, Jun-Ching Lin, coached a Shostakovich Quartet at Walton High School on Monday, January 21st. Thanks to Perry Holbrook for inviting FPCM to coach the quartet which included three FPCM alumni, Eri Kudo (violin), Katherine Ng (violin), and Bailey Holbrook (cello).

Teacher workshop featuring Dr. Brenda Brenner

On Monday, January 20, Franklin Pond hosted a teacher workshop and masterclass with guest artist Dr. Brenda Brenner of Indiana University. In the morning, area teachers enjoyed an inspiring and interactive session on string pedagogy, with topics ranging from setup and movement, to curriculum and child psychology. In the afternoon, Dr. Brenner coached the Fall…
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2013 Alumni Reunion Holiday Party at the Pond

Franklin Pond alumni gathered at the Pond on December 27 to enjoy an evening of chamber music, food, and fun! We are already counting the days until the 2014 party!