Adrienne Gabriel came to Shreveport from Boston, Mass. where she graduated from New England Conservatory and was a long time member of Opera Company of Boston during the directorship of American icon Sarah Caldwell. Adrienne joined the Shreveport Symphony in 1989 and the Centenary Suzuki School in 1998. She has been on the faculty of Northwestern State University and Centenary College. An advocate of repertoire for the viola, Adrienne frequently solos with the local orchestras (having given one of the few performances in history of the complete Suite for Viola by Vaughan-Williams). Her viola recitals promote new and original music. An avid long distance runner, Adrienne has finished many of the South's great marathons. Married to musician Todd Gabriel, she has a step son, Jesse and two loyal canines, Moby and Carmen.