2022-23 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. General admission seats for all Chamber Music Series concerts are FREE.


Brahms & Nielsen
Sunday, May 7 at 3 PM
Frost Chapel, First Baptist Church

543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport

SSO principal clarinetist Jake Hale and 2021 Wideman Gold Medalist Crystal Jiang will present Brahms’ moving Sonata No. 2, followed by Nielsen’s Wind Quintet with SSO’s principal wind players: Masha Popova, flute; Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Jake Hale, clarinet; Ann Shoemaker, bassoon; and Tom Hundemer, horn.


Past 2022-23 Season Chamber Series Concerts


Sunday, October 16 at 3 PM 
LSUS University Center Theater

Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Ann Shoemaker, bassoon; Leslie Newman, piccolo; Karim Ayala Pool, violin
Dan Santelices and Janis Adams Teague, violins; Adrienne Gabriel, viola; David Jankowski, cello; Justin Kujawksi, double bass; Derrick Meador, harpsichord

Concerto for Oboe in F Major, RV 455
Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe

Concerto for Bassoon in A minor, RV 499
Ann Shoemaker, bassoon

Concerto for Piccolo in C Major, RV 443
Leslie Newman, piccolo

Concerto for Violin in D minor, RV 249, “La Stravaganzza”
Karim Ayala Pool, violin

Piano & Strings with Aldo López-Gavilán
Sunday, November 20 at 3 PM
Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College

Aldo López-Gavilán, piano/composer
Ertan Torgul and Jennifer Carsillo, violins
Michele Gunn, viola
Brett Andrews, cello

All works composed by Aldo López-Gavilán:

Me Voy Pa Cuba

Galactic Suite


Pan con timba

Mozart’s Requiem
Sunday, January 15 at 3 PM
Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College
Kirsten Yon and Elizabeth O’Bannon, violins
Borys Smolaga and Michele Gunn, violas
Jason Mooney and Brett Andrews, cellos

Mozart’s final work will be presented in a new light―an arrangement for string sextet by Polish cellist/composer Marcin Zdunik.

William Hagen plays French Favorites
Sunday, March 5 at 3 PM
Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College

Violinist William Hagen will be joined by 2021 Wideman Silver Medalist, pianist Edward Leung, to play Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major. Also Debussy’s String Quartet with Karim Ayala Pool, violin; Borys Smolaga, viola; and Jason Mooney, cello.