It's been less than three months since an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, but already the disaster in the Pacific has seemed to quietly disappear from newscasts even as the suffering and rebuilding continues.
With this in mind, Intermezzo Strings is offering East Valley residents a chance to help by attending a benefit concert at 7 p.m. June 11.
"By doing what we love - making beautiful music - we hope to raise $100,000 for the Japanese Red Cross Society to help disaster victims start a new life," Intermezzo founder and violist Marcellus Martin said in a news release.
The concert will feature the works of late romantic composers performed by a full member orchestra and guest artists. Guest conductor will be Cal Stewart Kellog, music director of the Mesa Symphony Orchestra.
Chandler's Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W. Germann Road, will host the concert. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Additional donations can be made at www.intermezzostrings.org.