SCF to Host Trio Voilá Feb. 5

(Bradenton, Fla., February 1, 2013) — Dr. Jane Hoffman, flute, Laura Jensen-Jennings, viola, and Thomas Koch, guitar, will perform as guest artists in the mixed ensemble, Trio Voilá, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

The ensemble will perform music from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as new music by contemporary composers. The tone, created by a combination of these wind, bowed and plucked instruments, produces sound colors that cannot be created by traditional wind or string ensembles.

Koch, SCF adjunct instructor,graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Köln and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover in his native country of Germany. He has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City, the German Embassy Auditorium in Washington, D.C., Eglise Saint-Merri in Paris, and Kulturhaus Mitte in Berlin, and as a soloist with many orchestras in Southwest Florida. He is also on the artist faculty at the Sarasota Visual & Performing Arts Center at Booker High School and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Hoffman, an adjunct flute instructor at SCF, serves on the faculty at Suzuki Institute School of Music coaches for the Booker Middle School Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Program, Kiltie Band, the Symphonic Band and the Varsity Band at Riverview High School; and works with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Island Village Montessori.Hoffman has performed in the Miller Theatre at Columbia University with the Contemporary Chamber Players and was a fellow in the Sarasota Music Festival. She earned a master’s degree from Cal State Northridge and a Doctor of Musical Arts from State University of New York Stony Brook.

Jensen-Jennings is principal second violinist with the Florida West Coast Symphony. She received her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from Florida State University and a Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. As a graduate of the Florida West Coast Symphony Youth Program, she first played in the violin section of the Florida West Coast Symphony in 1982.

Trio Voilá has performed with great success at venues such as Sarasota Concert Association’s Lunchtime Musicales Concert Series, the Selby Garden Outdoor Music Series, the Sarasota Music Archive, the GuitarSarasota Concert Series, Flanzer Jewish Community Center, Venice Symphony Chamber Music Series, Siesta Key Chapel Music series and others.

General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for students and SCF employees. For more information, contact the SCF music department at 941-752-5351 or Neel Performing Arts Center box office at 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at

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