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Three April concerts give preview of new Hartka CD

March 25, 2010

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Montana State University cello professor Rebecca Hartka will perform in three concerts in Bozeman and Helena in April in advance of the summer debut of her compact disc, "Folkfire."

The concerts are scheduled April 7 and 24 in Bozeman and April 25 in Helena.

On April 7, Hartka will collaborate with pianist Azusa Komiyama and violinist Carrie Krause to present a program of music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in MSU's Reynolds Recital Hall. Reynolds Recital Hall is located on the first floor of Howard Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond. Admission is $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Call (406) 994-3562 for more information.

Komiyama will accompany Hartka on the CD, which will be recorded in July and released in October. Hartka and Komiyama also performed together as part of MSU Symphony's good will and friendship tour of Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

Hartka will also perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the residence of Frank and Jirina Cikan, 31 Hitching Post Rd, in Bozeman Admission is a $15 suggested donation. All proceeds will go toward production costs for the CD. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please call (617) 821-3676 to reserve a seat, as space is limited.

The third concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Rieke residence outside of Helena. There is a $15 suggested donation. Please call (617) 821-3676 for more information.

The program will include selections from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Bartok, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla, among others.

At all three concerts there will be an opportunity to purchase Hartka's CD in advance at a discount and/or support the project with a tax- deductible donation through Montana Arts.

For more information, contact Hartka at, or (406) 994-5767.

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