2020-21 Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series brings together the talents of world-class guest artists and some of our top SSO musicians in intimate musical settings. With Louisiana in Phase 3, live concerts have resumed. General admission seats for all Chamber Music Series concerts are FREE.

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series

Sunday, May 16, 3 PM
Now available for on-demand viewing
Yevgeny Yontov, piano; Jake Hale, clarinet; Jennifer Carsillo and Rachel Bundy, violins; Borys Smolaga, viola; John-Henry Crawford, cello

BRAHMS Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 (arr. Mandozzi)
BRAHMS Wie Melodien es Zieht Mir, Op. 105, No. 1
PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Past Chamber Concerts

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series

Sunday, May 2, 3 PM

In person at First Baptist Shreveport and livestreamed
Elizabeth O’Bannon, violin; Adrienne Gabriel, viola; Brett Andrews, cello; Justin Kujawski, bass; Jake Hale, clarinet; Kara LaMoure, bassoon; Adam Black, horn

BEETHOVEN  Septet, Op. 20

The Beethoven Anniversary comes to a close with another celebration.  The septet calls for a mixed string and wind ensemble, requiring 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.

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series

Friday, April 23, 7 PM
Available on-demand

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.

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series

Sunday, March 21, 3 PM

First Baptist Shreveport
The Emerald String Quartet – Diana Hector-Norwood & Ronnamarie Jensen, violins; Borys Smolaga, viola; Brett Andrews, cello

SCHUBERT  String Quartet, No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden”
BEETHOVEN  String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 1 in F Major

The Emerald Quartet will perform one of chamber music’s most famous works, “Death and the Maiden” by Franz Schubert, as well as Beethoven’s first string quartet.

In-person concert will have socially-distanced seating and masks are required. Concert will also be live-streamed on our website; no password required. 

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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.