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Sandy Springs-based Franklin Pond Chamber Music, in collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players, will captivate classical music lovers at their Fall into Spring Concert May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium in Midtown. The event is free and open to the public.

Thirty-seven talented middle- and high-school musicians will present a diverse collection of works ranging from the traditional string quartet and piano quintet to a wind quintet and even the rare and beautiful cello quartet. Audiences will enjoy chamber works by Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Dvorak, Ravel, Prokofiev and Matz.

This unique performance event is the product of a collaboration between two of Atlanta’s most acclaimed music education institutions: Franklin Pond brings to the table nearly 20 years of training young gifted chamber musicians, while the youth orchestra has a 45-year history of superior orchestral training.

“We can offer our students so many opportunities by bringing together the best of both institutions, creating a wonderfully diverse assembly of students, teachers, experience levels and performances,” Franklin Pond Artistic Manager Lachlan McBane said in a news release.

Four students from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program are playing together in a string quartet for the first time; another ensemble has been playing together for three years after first meeting at Franklin Pond’s 2015 summer intensive program. All eight chamber ensembles receive bimonthly coaching with Franklin Pond’s faculty as well as master classes with world-renowned soloists in town to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The culmination of their studies is this spring concert event.

The Rich Auditorium is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.franklinpond.org or call 404-252-3479.

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