The Music Guild
Review By Willard Manus

Piano Trio Voce

Jasmine Lin, violin, Patricia Tao, piano and Marina Hoover, cello.

Trio Voce is a spectacular new piano trio that thrills audiences with its passion, enthusiasm and ability to make the written music come alive. The three members of Trio Voce communicate as one voice (“voce” in Italian), whether they are performing the repertoire of Haydn or that of the present day. All three members, Jasmine Lin, Marina Hoover and Patricia Tao, are established musicians, who have studied with some of the great masters at schools such as Curtis, Yale and Harvard. They have a demonstrated depth of experience as collaborators and as performers on the international stages throughout the world, and have championed recent music through commissions, premieres and recordings of works by living composers. Their collaboration has resulted in a new and outstanding synergy, apparent with every performance they give, and bringing verve and excitement to audiences of all ages. Recent and upcoming performances include the Music Guild of Los Angeles, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and Vancouver's Music in the Morning. New projects include a recording of the trios of Shostakovich and Weinberg, to be released in the fall of 2010. During the 2010-11 season, Trio Voce will premiere a new work written for them by Stanford composer Jonathan Berger.

The Trio performs the final concert for the The Music Guild winter season in its 66th year on May 16th at Schoenberg Hall, UCLA: May 17 Cal State, Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, Long Beach and May 18th at Cal State Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, Northridge;


And on June 5th the summer season begins for what the Music Guild calls its Coffee, Cookies & Concerts. On four Sundays at 3 pm at the University Synagogue on the West Side audiences will hear four first class groups, handpicked by Executive and Artistic Director Eugene Golden.

June 5: The Werner Quartet

June 26: Ruggieri Piano Trio

July 26: Ruggieri Piano Trio

August 7: California String Quartet

These concerts are popular and well attended. Not only are the programs skilfully chosen and the music consistently fine, but both before the concert and during intermission a lavish afternoon tea is provided included with the cost of the ticket. Season tickets range from $25 - $140 for the four concerts with single tickets from $7 - $45. Phone 310 558-3500 or email for reservations and information.

The University Synagogue11960 Sunset Boulevard at Saltair, Los Angeles, CA 90049



Beginning the winter season of 2011, The Music Guild is moving the Westside concerts to Tuesday Nights at University Synagogue in Brentwood and the Long Beach Concerts to Monday Night.

The UniSyn has been undergoing a lengthy renovation which is now complete. It offers free parking in a lot adjacent to the building; this is a $10 saving in the fee which was charged at UCLA.

Also UniSyn has a raked auditorium with individual comfortable seating and intimate sound. Refreshments will be offered at intermission.