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Franklin Pond Chamber Music Socially-Distanced Chamber Music Competition
May 24 @ 2:00 pm
After social distancing requirements canceled the planned live Chamber Music Competition at Spivey Hall over Memorial Day Weekend, Franklin Pond Chamber Music decided to forge on, blaze a new path, and go all virtual. All high school and college student finalists throughout Georgia, have undertaken the monumental task of rehearsing and recording chamber music, all while staying miles apart in their own homes. The Competition will begin with the Finalists Showcase at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, broadcast on YouTube Live. Here, viewers can watch full performances and interviews by each of the eight finalist ensembles. The culminating event, the Competition Awards Show, will be broadcast at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24. Pianist and sought-after showman Alpin Hong will serve as master of ceremonies. The internationally distinguished panel of judges–including Carlos Izcaray, Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Elizabeth Pridgen, concert pianist and Artistic Director of Atlanta Chamber Players–will discuss music in the time of Corona. The Franklin Pond faculty, all members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will present their own socially distanced performance. There are even whispers of a surprise superstar guest!