Category: What’s Happening at FPCM

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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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.  

Franklin Pond Students and Faculty Perform in Side by Side Concert with ASO

Eight of our current students performed with other young musicians in a side-by-side concert with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. The students participating in the event included David Chyan, violin; John Cooper, viola; Helena DeGrazia, violin; Bailey Holbrook, cello; Katherine Hur,…
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Ginny Respess Coaches “Franklin Pond, Too”

The Franklin Pond Too quartet students are slightly younger than the Franklin Pond students but no less enthusiastic.  Violinists Charlie Tantillo and Steven Chiou, violist Emma DeJarnette and cellist Mason Johnston have also had two weeks of coaching by The Florida Orchestra violinst Virginia (Ginny) Respess.  They are quickly learning it takes a lot of…
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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.