On April 6, the Davis community was treated to a Baroque concert of superb caliber. Renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine performed with the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble, directed by Angelo Moreno, at the DHS Brunelle Performance Hall, which was filled to its 500-person capacity. The opportunity provided to the young musicians and the concert enjoyed by the audience are among the best our students and community have seen.
Pine performed this as a benefit concert as part of the Sacramento Philharmonic educational outreach program. Admission to the concert was free, but unexpected and exceptionally generous donations from the audience will go a long way to get the DHS Baroque Ensemble, its instruments (violins, violas, cellos and bass), and its director to Italy this summer for an educational experience of a lifetime.
We are very grateful for the support of our community; the Sacramento Philharmonic, which arranged for Pine to be here; for Pine, for her fine performance, musicality, history of the music, and her amazing energy and talent; and our director, Angelo Moreno, for going above and beyond to provide our students with a world-class educational concert experience.
The students will not forget this experience, and we hope the community will warmly remember the music of Vivaldi’s Summer, as well as other compositions by Vivaldi, Milandre and J.S. Bach.
DHS Baroque Ensemble students and families