Slideshow: Minnesota Varsity 2012 Showcase Concert

May 1, 2012
The 2012 Showcase Artists: Simon Blaine-Sauer, Sarah Tako, Bryan Duerfeldt, Aria Stiles and Osip Nikiforov. (MPR photo/John Nicholson) Encore vote winner Aria Stiles and her brother, Davy Stiles, play a few country tunes for the enthusiastic Fitzgerald Theater audience. (MPR photo/John Nicholson) Bryan Duerfeldt performs Vivaldi's Concerto in C Major on the alto recorder. (MPR photo/John Nicholson) Osip Nikiforov plays the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 31, No. 2. (MPR photo/John Nicholson) Violinist Aria Stiles performs Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3. (MPR photo/John Nicholson) Bassoonist Sarah Tako plays Concert Piece Op. 35, composed by Gabriel Pierne (MPR photo/John Nicholson) Simon Blaine-Sauer performs Polonaise Op. 26, No. 1, in C-sharp minor by Frederic Chopin. (MPR photo/John Nicholson)
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St. Paul, Minn. — On Sunday, April 29, Classical MPR hosted the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert, celebrating the great musical talent to be found throughout the state of Minnesota and honoring this year's five Showcase artists from the 2012 Minnesota Varsity project. Enjoy this slideshow from the event, and be sure to tune in to Classical MPR at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 for a rebroadcast of the concert.

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