Category: Featured

Alumni return to coach Summer program

Alums Drew Forde (2007,08,09,10), Tim Richardson (2008, 09), Mary Horst (2006,07,08) and Thomas Sulkoske (2009, 10) helped out with coaching the four Franklin Pond groups on their Community Concert music July 10th.  What fun it was to have them here as teachers and see how far they have come in their own music studies in college. …
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Ivo van der Werff Viola Solo Masterclass

Ivo’s plane was delayed 3 hours in Chicago so the class started an hour late!  Everyone entertained themselves in the living room and Ivo rushed in and started teaching.  About 10:30 a massive thunderstorm rolled in and just before the last person started to play the electricity went out (it stayed out for about 2…
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The Vega Quartet in Master Class

On July 2, Franklin Pond Chamber Music hosted a master class with the Vega Quartet, quartet in residence at Emory University. To view more photos from this week’s masterclass, check out our facebook album. For more information on this class and other masterclasses, visit 2012 Master Class Artists.

Fall into Spring presents Season Finale

At 7:30 p.m., April 30, 2012, the students of the Fall into Spring program presented their Season Finale concert.  The concert was held at Heritage Sandy Springs.  Four student groups performed chamber music by Haydn, Boccherini, David Stone, and Dvorak.  The program’s faculty of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians (Jun-Ching Lin, Ronda Respess, Jessica Oudin, and…
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The Franklin Pond Quartet in concert

On Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., the Franklin Pond Quartet (Jun-Ching Lin, Caroyln Hancock, Paul Murphy and Danny Laufer) played a beautiful one-hour informal concert at the Abernathy Arts Center as part of the ArtSprings celebration.  ASO Richard Deane joined them on a Mozart Horn Quintet and the quartet played a movement of Schubert…
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Alexander Technique Classes

David Nesmith ( came to Atlanta from Columbus, Ohio where he plays horn and teaches Alexander Technique at Denison University. David had a full schedule of private students here in Atlanta and a Saturday class. This was a terrific opportunity for Atlanta musicians (it was open also to non-musicians) to learn about their bodies and…
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January 29: Norcross Welcome Center

One of our Fall into Spring quartets played at the Norcross Welcome Center Saturday, January 29th. Welcome Center Coordinator Cate Kitchen organized the event beautifully. The quartet included Charlie Tantillo and Steven Chiou on violin, Emma DeJarnette on viola, and Mason Johnston on cello. The quartet introduced their pieces and Emma even played a couple…
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January 14: Music and Merlot Concert at Jekyll Island

The Franklin Pond Quartet began a busy month of performances on Jekyll Island January 14th. Richard Deane, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra horn player, joined them on the Mozart Horn Quintet, then the quartet continued the stunning concert with works by Puccini, Piazzolla and Schubert. Ticket holders were treated to a gourmet dinner and wine before the…
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