Pine Shores’ 2019 – 2020 Concert Series

Pine Shores sponsors an annual Concert Series which is free and open to the public October through March. A variety of genres is presented. Interested in supporting this program?  Please call our Music Director Rick Holdsworth to find out how; music@pineshorespres.org, (941)922-1597, ext. 104. Click on picture below to view and download the brochure:

Trio Voilà
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Trio Voilà is a rare, mixed ensemble comprised of flute, viola and guitar. Offering a unique musical experience this combination of instruments has a long tradition with original music from the 19th and 20th centuries, along with new, ground-breaking and exciting music by contemporary composers.

By nature, the tone creation of a wind, bowed and plucked instrument is very different, producing sound colors which cannot be created by traditional wind or string ensembles. Trio Voilà is, to our knowledge, the only one of its kind in Florida and one of a handful in the U.S. Using some period instruments, Trio Voilà places the highest artistic demand on their work and performance.

The members of the trio include flutist Jane Hoffman, principal flutist for the Sarasota orchestra; guitarist Thomas Koch, founding president of Guitar Sarasota; and violist Laura Jensen-Jennings, violinist with the Sarasota orchestra.

The Brass Roots Trio
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

This concert is free, however we are asking everyone to bring cans of soup to support our All Faiths Food Bank through our “Souper Bowl of Caring.”


The Brass Roots Trio creates symphonic sounds with trumpet, french horn and piano. Native American flute, flugelhorn and the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor add to the colorful mix of styles and sounds in the trio’s programs.
Travis Heath (Trumpet & Flugelhorn), Douglas Lundeen (French Horn & Vocals) and Rosetta Senkus Bacon (Piano) infuse their music with exuberant energy. Their warmhearted presentation, with commentaries that are informative and often humorous, makes an immediate connection with the audience.

Individually the artists have demonstrated their prodigious talents across the country and around the world with engagements at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, and at cultural centers and festivals in Switzerland, England, Ireland, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Japan, China and Taiwan.

State College of Florida Chamber Choir
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

The State College of Florida Chamber Choir is an auditioned mixed vocal ensemble which regularly performs on campus concerts, official programs and off-campus events. The Choir is honored to have partnered with Choral Artists of Sarasota for several presentations including Hadyn’s Creation, Poulenc’s Gloria, Libby Larsen’s Barnum’s Bird, the gospel version of Messiah – Too Hot To Handel as well as the Holiday 2013 concert. Featured in the 2015 Munchtime Musicale Artist series at Holley Hall, the Choir also performed as the featured ensemble in the 2018 Sarasota Concert Music Matinee series at the Van Wezel.

Under the direction of Melodie Dickerson with accompanist, Lurray Myers, the SCF Chamber Choir presents a varied repertoire of music from Renaissance madrigals to cutting edge choral works as well as contemporary jazz tunes and traditional choral literature. The choir is led by Melodie Dickerson who is in her fifteenth year as Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at State College of Florida. Lurray Myers has served as staff accompanist for the Music Program at SCF since 1991.

Ring Sarasota
Sunday, March 29, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Fresh off of our incredibly successful 9th season tour, titled “Celebrate Sarasota,” Ring Sarasota is excited to announce the theme for our 10th anniversary season: “The Beat Goes On – Ring Sarasota Celebrates 10 years!” The program will include audience favorites chosen from our past nine seasons as well as a few new dynamic handbell arrangements, composed/arranged in the last 10 years, demonstrating that the beat indeed does go on!

To honor this landmark year, Ring Sarasota commissioned Michael Glasgow, a world renowned composer, conductor and arranger, to write a special piece for us. We are very proud to be able to premier this exciting composition, “Beneath the Sparkling Skies,” during our 10th season! Whether you like upbeat and energetic, melodic and calm, hummable, Calypso, or jazz, we are sure you will enjoy this year’s concert selections!

This Concert Series is made possible by the generosity of many donors. Concerts are held in the Pine Shore Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.