Peter Pinto ensemble concert set

The Peter Pinto Ensemble Concert, sponsored by the Desert Community Orchestra Association , will be on Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 502 N. Norma St. The concert is a fundraiser for the Peter Pinto Memorial Music Scholarship.

Ensembles for the concert include a woodwind quintet, a woodwind trio, a concerto grosso, a harp cello duet, the Grace Lutheran Handbell Choir, the Ridgecrest Opera Guild and more.

The performers, some of whom are members of the Desert Community Orchestra, will perform works by Milhaud, Haydn, Geminiani, Verdi, Favre, Puccini and Waldrop.

Organizers are promising an evening filled with wonderful chamber music.

Concert tickets are available for a $10 donation at the Maturango Museum, Red Rock Books and at the door.

DCOA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Anyone wishing to donate additional funds toward the music scholarship can send a check to DCOA, P.O. Box 1988, Ridgecrest CA 93556 (with Peter Pinto Music Scholarship in the memo line) or make an additional donation at the concert.

To learn more, call Kimm Washburn at 760-499-1457.

Story First Published: 2013-02-03