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CutTime String Quartet coming to Rogers City

February 16, 2012
The Alpena News

The Huron Shores Humanities Council and Presque Isle County Schools will welcome the CutTime String Quartet next week for both a community program and school program.

CutTime is comprised of Rick Robinson, a bassist/composer with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Gabriel Bolkosky, a professor of violin at the University of Michigan; Rachel Noyes, a violinist from the San Francisco Bay area; and Antoine Hackney, a distinguished violist who performs with several Michigan symphonic groups.

The quartet will present "Real Music for Real People" Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers City Community Theatre. Over 1,000 students also are expected to hear CutTime perform on Feb. 24.

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CutTime's richly varied program cuts through centuries of time and formality as it presents selected compositions by symphonic greats of history to those of recent years including ragtime, spirituals and compositions by participating artist, Rick Robinson. The quartet brings enjoyment to concert halls, restaurants, bars, coffee houses and the like in order to reach as many music lovers as possible.

Funding for these programs has been made possible by grants from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, United Communities Foundation, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative and Huron Shores Humanities Council, along with donations by many organizations and individuals.

Tickets will not be available for the theatre performance, but donations provide an affordable occasion for the entire family, as well as help to fund future programs. A reception following the evening performance at the theatre.

For information about CutTime go to or call Marilou Ikens at 734-3310.



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