Ensemble Concert to benefit Peter Pinto scholarship

Ensemble Concert to benefit Peter Pinto scholarshipThe Peter Pinto Ensemble Concert, sponsored by the Desert Community Orchestra Association, will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at Grace Lutheran Church, 502 N. Norma St., at 7 p.m.

This 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 and 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.

“It will be an evening filled with wonderful chamber music! “ said a spokesperson. Concert tickets are available for a $10 donation at Maturango Museum, Red Rock Books and the door.

DCOA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization, so donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Anyone wishing to donate additional funds toward this music scholarship can send a check to DCOA, P.O. Box 1988, Ridgecrest CA 93556 (with Peter Pinto Music Scholarship in memo) or make an additional donation at the concert.

For any questions regarding this concert, call Kimm Washburn at 760-499-1457.

Story First Published: 2013-02-20