Emerson Evening Series

Located at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall @ 8PM - unless otherwise noted.

Series Schedule

Bach & Bluegrass

Sat. Sept. 9: Legendary bluegrass superstar Mark O’Connor returns for an exciting new mixed-genre program featuring the best of Baroque & Bluegrass with Maggie O’Connor, and Emily Smith and Jessica Wu of the Vega Quartet.


@ Cannon Chapel: Waits Chamber Concert: Chamber Music with Voice

Sat. Sept. 30: This program features tenor Bradley Howard and soprano Bethany Mamola in beautiful chamber works which include voice. Music by Schubert, Vaughn-Williams, and Villa Lobos’ magical “Bachianas Brasileiras #5” for 8 celli and soprano are featured.

Howard Mamola

@ Kai-Lin Art Gallery: Impressions - Music & Art *Free Registration Required*

Sat. Oct 7: Enjoy impressionist music of Debussy while surrounded by beautiful original art at Kai-Lin Art, the hottest art gallery in Atlanta.

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@ Oxford College Williams Hall: Timothy Miller, tenor & William Ransom, piano

Tues. Oct. 17 @ 7:30 PM: Atlanta's favorite tenor Timothy Miller sings Robert Schumann's heartbreakingly beautiful "Dichterliebe" and Puccini's passionate "Nessun Dorma".


An Evening With Garrison Keillor *Free Registration Required*

Sat. Nov. 11: The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta presents the one and only Garrison Keillor in his solo show. Be prepared to laugh and sing along as he celebrates all that unites us. Keillor has been a novelist, columnist, host of the classic radio show A Prairie Home Companion, creator of the beloved radio segment The Writer’s Almanac, and is fabulist-in-chief of the fictional Midwestern town Lake Wobegon.

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Garrison Keillor

Jazz Meets Classics “Chopin Etudes en Jazz”

Sat. Jan. 27: Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music.


@ Oxford College Williams Hall: The Vega String Quartet

Tues. Jan. 30 @ 7:30 PM: The Vega Quartet performs at Emory's Oxford College.


The Bach Bowl: Inspired by Bach

Sun. Feb. 11 @ 4 PM: This annual one-hour concert before the Super Bowl features world-renowned organist Alan Morrison on the great Jaeckel organ as well as Bach’s Chaconne in the original (Helen Kim, violin) and in Busoni’s brilliant transcription for piano solo (Vijay Venkatesh, piano). Come enjoy, and you’ll know the score before the game even begins!

Bach with football

@ the Breman: Music of Jewish Composers

Sun. Mar. 3 @ 3 PM: Music of Mendelssohn, Gershwin, and Golijov is performed by the Vega Quartet, cellist Charae Krueger, and William Ransom, piano. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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The Vega String Quartet; Joel Thompson Quartet Premiere

Sat. March 30: Emory’s international award-winning Quartet-in-Residence performs music of Beethoven and Dvorak and gives the World Premiere of a new Quartet written for them by Joel Thompson.

Vega Quartet

@ Cannon Chapel, Waits Chamber Music Concert: The Juilliard String Quartet *Free Registration Required*

Sat. Apr. 13: The celebrated Juilliard Quartet performs Beethoven and Janacek, and the Atlanta premiere of a new Quartet by Tyson Davis, co-commissioned with the ECMSA.

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@ Fernbank Science Center: Bach Under the Stars

Sat. Apr. 20 @ 7:30 PM: A magical evening of solo Bach for cello performed by Zuill Bailey as the night sky filled with stars soars overhead in the Planetarium.

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Zuill Bailey

Bach @ the High Museum *Free with Museum Admission*

Sun. May 5 @ 3 PM: The Heavenly sounds of J. S. Bach’s music for a solo string instrument will fill the Atrium of the High Museum as violist Yinzi Kong performs Solo Suites of the Master.

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Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert Honoring the Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum

Sun. May 12 @ 1:30 PM: Some of Emory’s finest musical alumni return to campus to perform along with one of our most accomplished graduating seniors during commencement weekend.

Cherry Emerson