Monday, January 12 at 7:30pm for GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota featuring Trio Voilà; This flute, guitar, and viola concert is free, open to the public, and no reservations are necessary

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GuitarSarasota's 9th International Classical Guitar Season in Sarasota, Florida
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Dear GuitarSarasota Members and Friends,
Thomas Koch, President of GuitarSarasota in Sarasota, Florida
I hope you can join us on Monday, January 12 at 7:30pm for GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota featuring Trio Voilà. This flute, guitar, and viola concert is free, open to the public, and no reservations are necessary.

GuitarSarasota thanks the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County for the Opportunity Grant allowing GuitarSarasota to offer the Mini-Concert & Lecture Series to the community.


Also, please note, tickets are on sale online for our International Classical Guitar Series debut concert featuring Russian classical guitarist and 2013 GFA winner, Anton Baranov. Mr Baranov performs on January 24 at 7:30 at our new location, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota (more info below or online)

Should you have questions, please email me directly.

Best wishes,
Thomas Koch, President, GuitarSarasota
Trio Voilà – flute, classical guitar, and violà

Monday, January 12 from 7:30pm

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota

GuitarSarasota presents Trio Voilà on Monaday, January 12 at Art Center Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida
Trio Voilà is a mixed ensemble comprised of a flute, a viola and a guitar. Offering a unique musical experience, this combination of instruments has a long tradition with original compositions from the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with new, groundbreaking and exciting music by contemporary composers programming can be varied and unconventional. By nature, the tone creation of a wind, bowed and plucked instrument is very different, therefore producing sound colors that cannot be created by traditional wind or string ensembles.
Dr Jane Hoffman is a sought after flute teacher and soloist, who is currently on the music faculty of State College of Florida in Bradenton. She enjoys working at Sarasota County public schools, where she has been an active music pedagogue since over ten years. As a performer, Jane has been touring nationally and internationally, and she has worked with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and the Craig Turley Orchestra in Tampa.

Classical guitarist, Thomas Koch performed at venues in New York City, Berlin, and Paris. He performed with many orchestras on Florida’s west coast as soloist, and he has appeared on radio and TV shows throughout the area with his fellow Trio Voilá members. Thomas is on the music faculty of State College of Florida, and Booker High School. As the founding president of GuitarSarasota, he has invited a large number of international guitar virtuosos to perform recitals in Sarasota.
Laura Jensen-Jennings is a member of the Sarasota Orchestra is equally talented on the viola and the violin. As the principal second violinist of the Sarasota Orchestra, Laura has enjoyed a successful career with the orchestra since many years. As a violist, she follows her passion in performing chamber music with Trio Voilá. Her passion to teach has put her in collaboration with many of Sarasota’s finest schools and music institutions.
We hope you can join us for GuitraSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota.

GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series
* January 12, 2015 – Trio Voilà – Flute, Viola, and Classical Guitar
* February 9, 2015 – Chris Adkins – Classical Guitar
* March 9, 2015 – Lady and The Bard – Bluegrass and Folk Duo
* April 13, 2015 – Youth Showcase Concert

We hope you can join us for GuitraSarasota’s 2015  Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota.

GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series is part of our community outreach mission and is sponsored in part by a generous grant from The Sarasota Arts & Cultural Alliance.

This Series is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. No reservations required, seating is limited and it is recommened to arrive 15 minutes early.

The format is often a 45 minute concert with a Q&A session. Your host is Dr Zachary Johnson, who introduces the guests, as well as engages the audience in enlightening conversation.

GuitarSarasota presents Russian Classical Guitarist Anton Baranov at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sarasota, Florida on January 24, 2015

Anton Baranov Kicks Off GuitarSarasota’s Ninth Annual 2015 International Classical Guitar Season

Saturday, January 24, 2015
from 7:30pm
Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prize-winner of more then 15 prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013. Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls him, a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.
As part of his prize from winning the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) competition, Mr. Baranov will embark on a 50-city concert tour throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, and has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label. Mr. Baranov has been a D’Addario artist since 2013. He currently teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Anton Baranov was born in 1984 in the Northwest region of Russia. He graduated from the famous St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2010 under grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation.


Individual tickets are available online until noon the day of each concert. All other tickets are available at the door – the day of the concert from 7pm. No credit cards, cash or checks only.

Individual tickets are $30 for non-members, and $25 for GuitarSarasota members. You can purchase individual tickets through our online box office.

Student rush tickets are $5 and may be purchased on the day of the concert, at the door from 7:15pm.

At Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232.


Purchase Tickets Online

Issue: 24 – Mini-Concert

2015 International
Classical GuitarSeason

NEW LOCATION Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota 34232

January 24, 2015
Anton Baranov

Anton Baranov, Russian Guitarist, GuitarSarasota Classical Guitar Series on Jan 24, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida

March 21, 2015

András Csáki

Andras Csaki performs on March 21, 2015 for GuitarSarasota, International Classical Guitar Season

April 11, 2015

Grisha Goryachev 

Flamenco Star from Russia Grisha Goryachev performs on April 11, 2015 for GuitarSarasota's Classical Guitar Series in Sarasota, Florida


GuitarSarasota’s Sponsors

Bill Boyette, CPA in Sarasota, Florida, sponsor of GuitarSarasota

GuitarSarasota's wonderful sponsor J. Crayton Pruitt Family Foundation in Florida

Sol Schwartz & Elayne Bernstein Fund, for GuitarSarasota in Sarasota, Florida

UMR Foundation The Ruskin Family supporting GuitarSarasota in Sarasota, Florida, Classical Guitar Society

WUSF Public Media sponsor of GuitarSarasota, Classical Guitar Series in Sarasota, Florida

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