‘Why we joined the union’

Volume 116, No. 10October, 2016

Sarah Franklin

sarah-franklinI joined Local 802 last year. I’m the principal second violin of New York Festival Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Astoria Symphony and Ensemble 212. I also serve as section violin of Distinguished Concerts International New York, Spectrum Symphony and Empire Chamber Orchestra, among others. I was concertmaster for a national tour of “Camelot.” I also played in Mexico with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas for the country’s 2010 bicentennial. I performed on the Amazon Prime TV series “Mozart in the Jungle” and the Bravo show “My Fab 40.” I played in the short film “Lily in the Grinder” in 2014, which was a finalist in the HBO series “Project Greenlight.” I also played on the film score for “Franny,” starring Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning, which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in 2015. I perform frequently with the electro pop band Sweet Electra, as well as the Australian Indie band Falls. I earned my master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Curtis Macomber. I also teach at the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center, Bank Street School and the Third Street Music School Settlement. My principal instrument is violin.