John and Linda Cooke Noontime Series


All events are located at the Carlos Museum.

Cooke Noontime Concerts will require free registration for the first time.

Series Schedule

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition for String Quintet: Vega Quartet

Fri. Sept. 17: Mussorgsky's great masterpiece is performed in a unique transcription for String Quintet- plus obbligato gong! Bassist Jonathan Colbert joins the Vega Quartet. Enjoy the music, and then the Carlos Museum's extraordinary exhibitions.

Register for Mussorgsky
Pictures at an exhibition

Julie Coucheron & William Ransom, piano 4 hands

Fri. Oct. 15: Gershwin's Cuban Overture, Barber's Souvenirs and Lalo's Norwegian Rhapsody are performed by Norwegian pianist Julie Coucheron with ECMSA Artistic Director William Ransom.

Register for Coucheron & Ransom
Julie Coucheron & William Ransom

Mozart @ the Museum: Oboe, flute, and piano Quartets 

Fri. Nov. 19: The infinite variety of Mozart is showcased, mixing winds, strings, and piano. What would life be without Mozart?

Register for Mozart @ the Museum
A painting of young Mozart sitting at a piano

Rachelle McCabe, piano 

Fri. Dec. 3: The internationally acclaimed pianist is Artistic Director of Corvallis-OSU Piano International and its prestigious Steinway Series. She performs music of Bach, Chopin, Sibelius, and Debussy.

Register for Rachelle McCabe
Rachelle McCabe

Itamar Zorman, violin

Fri. Jan 21: Violinist Itamar Zorman makes his Emory debut in a fascinating program for solo violin entitled, "Music of the Spheres".

Register for Itamar Zorman
Itamar Zorman

Alec Chien, piano 

Fri. Feb. 11: Pianist Alec Chien returns to Emory after a stunning performance on the Beethoven Piano Sonata Series last season.

Register for Alec Chien
Alec Chien

Emory’s Young Artists 

Fri. March 18: Some of the most outstanding undergraduate talents from Emory’s Department of Music perform in this annual showcase.

Register for Emory's Young Artist
Emory’s Young Artists 

Foolish Music 

Fri. April 1: Music of Beethoven, W. F. Bach, and Mozart’s “Musical Joke”- note the date and come prepared for some unexpected musical fun.

Register for Foolish Music
Painting of Mozart rolling his eyes and Bach pinching his cheeks

Vega String Quartet 

Fri. May 6: Emory’s international award-winning Quartet-in-Residence performs music of Mendelssohn and Ravel.

Register for the Vega Quartet
Vega String Quartet