Donate to hurricane relief and get a free concert this weekend

Combine a weekend road trip with music and a good cause

If you didn't think there was culture in Fargo-Moorhead, this weekend would be a good time to hear it for yourself. 

Symphony musicians in the Red River Valley are donating their time and talents to raise money for hurricane relief. 

The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and the performing arts department at North Dakota State University are teaming up for a benefit concert. It'll be on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Reineke Fine Arts Center on the NDSU campus in Fargo, their Facebook announcement says

There's no charge to attend the concert but donations will be collected for the American Red Cross-Dakotas Region. Because the event expenses are donated, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Red Cross Disaster Relief, which includes help for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

Performers will include FM Symphony violinist Sonja Harasim, who is a native of Houston. There will also be performances by the orchestra's Brass Quintet, the NDSU BisonArts Singers with the Radio All Stars, and others. 

Minnesotans have been sending help to hurricane and flood victims since Harvey made landfall in Texas a couple of weeks ago. Companies from Target and MyPillow to local craft breweries have been donating. National Guard members have also been sent to help.

Of course, if you're not heading to the concert in Fargo there are other ways to donate

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