Pinto ensemble concert is Feb. 23

Pinto ensemble concert is Feb. 23Some of the musicians in the Peter Pinto ensemble — Courtesy photo

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The Peter Pinto Ensemble Concert will be presented Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.

The performance is sponsored by the Desert Community Orchestra Association to raise money for the Pinto Memorial Music Scholarship. This year’s concert will include wind and string ensembles, a vocal duet and the Grace Lutheran Handbell Choir.

The performers, some of whom are members of the Desert Community Orchestra, will be performing works by Mozart, Saint-Saens and Hummel, in addition to other composers. A spokesperson promises an evening filled with wonderful chamber music.

Concert tickets are available for a $10 donation each at Red Rock Books and at the door. DCOA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization, so all donations are tax deductible.

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 760-793-1159.

Story First Published: 2019-02-15