Dear friends, family and music patrons,
I hope that you are having a cheerful holiday season so far. I trust that
you all have a wonderful plans to be surrounded by friends, family and
festivities during this cold time of year.
As the end of this year approaches, I wanted to let you know how this year
went and give you a sneak peak at some exciting plans for 2010. Also, I
wanted to give you the opportunity for a 2009 Tax Deduction at the close
of this fiscal cycle, should you see the need for one, for the support of
the powerful and meaningful cause of bringing music into this world.
First, I would like to thank-you for your support in 2008 and those who
already gave in 2009. I achieved my fund raising goal and had a highly
successful year of performance and promotion. Among other activities was a
three week tour of Southeast Asia. As a soloist in Vietnam I connected to
the local culture, performing in the United States Embassy and local
schools, sharing the common language of music. In Thailand I worked with
young musicians and performed in Bangkok as a soloist. Video of my
performances will appear in a 2010 PBS documentary following our “Good
will and Friendship Tour of Southeast Asia”. I also printed and mailed 300
brochures to orchestras around the country.
In the summer 2010 I will be recording my first solo album, to be sold in
stores, online and on concert tours. This will greatly expand my impact,
visibility, and ability to thrive financially. Building on many successful
years of touring, and the music that I am uniquely gifted at performing,
I have decided to record a cd of songs and dances from around the world.
From the flamenco influenced Da Falla songs, to Tangos and English jigs, I
feel this would be both exciting to record, and appealing to a broad
audience of listeners.
Other big plans are that my husband Wes and I will be returning to our
Western Massachusetts home in the summer of 2010 to be nearer to family
and the support network of friends and fans. We have the goal of both
moving more full time into our artistic careers and this recording project
is a large step in this direction for me. While I have enjoyed academia,
in the end, aside from some part time teaching and gigging work, I would
like to commit the majority of my career energies towards the business and
performance of solo and chamber music.
I have included the information below for the recording project.
Dr Rebecca Hartka
Total cost of cd production and promotion: $7,250
Current funds already raised: $1,500
Current funds needed: $5,750
I would be happy to send a detailed budget to those considering large
Levels of contribution:
$50-$75 A String Donor
$75-$100 D String Donor
$100-$150 G String Donor Free ticket to cd release tour
$150-$200 C String Donor Free ticket to cd release tour
$200-$500 Cello Tail-Piece Donor Free ticket to cd release tour
$500-$1,000 Cello Bridge Donor I will send you a cd after the first
$1,000-$2,500 Sonata Donor Free digital downloads *
$2,500-$5,000 Concerto Donor I will include your name on the cd, if you
$5,000 and above Diva Donor I will perform a concert for your friends and
family on my cd release tour, if you desire. * * In
addition to the gift listed you will receive any thank-you gifts listed on
The Montana Arts organization has extended Fiscal Sponsorship for another
year to support this project, so that I can accept tax deductible
donations using their 501(c) 3 status. They also formalize the process by
collecting receipts for expenses, and offering assurance that the money is
used for express purposes of the stated project. In order to take
advantage of tax deduction, checks need to be made out to Montana Arts,
with my name in the memo.
If you have any questions please feel free to call John Barsness (406)
585-9551. Their address is:
PO Box 1872
Bozeman, MT 59771-1872
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