2020-21 Chamber Music Series

The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series brings together the talents of world-class guest artists and some of our top SSO musicians in intimate musical settings. General admission seats for all Chamber Music Series concerts are FREE.

Thursday, February 25, 2021, Time TBD
First Baptist Shreveport

Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Jennifer Carsillo, violin

Internationally renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns to partner with Jennifer Carsillo Butterman for another thought-provoking program.



Sunday, March 21, 2021, Time TBD 

First Baptist Shreveport

SCHUBERT  String Quartet, No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden”
BEETHOVEN  String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3 in C Major

The Emerald String Quartet – Kiril Laskarov & Diana Norwood, violins; Borys Smolaga, viola; Brett Andrews, cello

Featuring an actual Stradivarius violin, the Emerald Quartet will perform one of chamber music’s most famous works, “Death and the Maiden” by Franz Schubert.

Friday, April 23, 2021, Time TBD 

First Baptist Shreveport

Rick Rowell and Mike Scarlato, trumpets; Thomas Hundemer, horn; Michael Davidson, trombone; J. Mark Thompson, bass trombone

The I-49 Brass will present a diverse program drawn from five centuries of brass quintet literature — from Renaissance to Bach to a new commission, “Commute” by Costas Dafnis.


Sunday, May 2, 2020, Time TBD

First Baptist Shreveport

BEETHOVEN  Septet, Op. 20

Elizabeth O’Bannon, violin; Adrienne Gabriel, viola; David Jankowski, cello; Justin Kujawski, bass; Jake Hale, clarinet; Ann Shoemaker, bassoon; Adam Black, horn

The Beethoven Anniversary comes to a close with another celebration.  The septet calls for a mixed string and wind ensemble, calling for great precision from the performers.  Be sure to catch the violin part – it’s a whopper and will be played by Elizabeth O’Bannon, Associate Concertmaster of the SSO.

Past Chamber Concerts

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series

November 15, 2020, 3 PM CT
Streamed online

BEETHOVEN  Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring Sonata”
SCHUMANN  Fantasiestücke for Cello and Piano, Op. 73
BEETHOVEN  Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”

Kirsten Yon, violin; Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello; Andrew Staupe, piano

SSO Concertmaster Kirsten Yon and Principal Cellist Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, both recently appointed, join their University of Houston colleague Andrew Staupe in a “Mostly Beethoven” program. The free concert will be streamed on SSO’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and will contain additional content such as interviews and commentary.

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series

October 25, 2020 at 4 PM
First Baptist Shreveport

Kermit Poling, conductor

MOZART  Serenade, No. 10, K. 361, “Gran Partita”

Written by a young Mozart and featured in the movie “Amadeus,” this rarely performed multi-movement serenade features the outstanding winds of the SSO.

Free and open to the public. Seating will be socially distanced—masks required.