NDSU Performing Arts and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra are partnering on a benefit concert for hurricane relief scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in Festival Concert Hall of the NDSU Reineke Fine Arts Center.
The concert is free and open to the public, and free-will donations will be accepted for the American Red Cross – Dakotas Region. All event expenses will be donated, so 100 percent of audience donations received during the concert will go directly to Red Cross Disaster Relief to help persons affected by 2017 hurricanes in the United States.
The concert will include performances by the FM Symphony Brass Quintet, the NDSU BisonArts Singers with the Radio All-Stars, Symphony violinist and Houston native Sonja Harasim and other musicians with the symphony and the NDSU Challey School of Music. American Red Cross regional CEO Lynn Speral and NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani also will take the stage during the show.
Financial donations enable the American Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance to people affected by the devastating storms.
For more information, contact Bill Law, development director for NDSU Performing Arts, at 701-231-7420; Linda Boyd, executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, at 701-478-3676; or Gretchen Hjelmstad, regional communications officer for the American Red Cross, at 701-364-1800, ext. 2019.
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