Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert

May 6, 2013
Pianist Megan Ruan performs at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) Minnesota Varsity Showcase at the Fitzgerald Theater. (MPR / Matt Mead) The Luna String Quartet performs at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) The Luna String Quartet performs at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) Vocalist Eric Sargent performs at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) Vocalist Kristina Butler performs at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) Vocalist Kristina Butler performs at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) The Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio performs at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) The Minnesota Varsity Showcase at the Fitzgerald Theater. (MPR / Matt Mead) Composers Grant Luhmann and Austin Kraft at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) The Luna String Quartet performing their encore of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase. (MPR / Matt Mead) The Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artists at the Fitzgerald Theater. (MPR / Matt Mead)
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Varsity's Showcase Concert on April 28 was a sparkling finale to our high school classical music initiative's third season!

In fact, too good to end there: on Tuesday May 7 at 8:00 p.m., Classical MPR will rebroadcast the entire Fitzgerald Theatre concert, featuring performances by Showcase Artists Luna String Quartet, Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio, pianist Megan Ruan, and singers Eric Sargent and Kristina Butler, and the premieres of works by Showcase Composers Austin Kraft and Grant Luhmann.

Re-live the excitement of the Minnesota Varsity Showcase, or hear it for the first time, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.!

Minnesota Varsity Showcase Round

Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio:

Derek Hartman/pno; Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio: Derek Hartman/pno; Luther Warren/vln; Nora Doyle/cello

Luther Warren/vln; Nora Doyle/cello, Piano/vln/cello Trio, performing Piano Trio #1 in d, Op. 49, 1st mvt. composed/arranged by Felix Mendelssohn.

Introduction Video »

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The Luna String Quartet:

The Luna String Quartet: Anna Humphrey/vln; Emma Richman, vln; Alexandra Sophocleus/vla; Nora Doyle/cello(Encore vote winner) Anna Humphrey/vln; Emma Richman, vln; Alexandra Sophocleus/vla; Nora Doyle/cello, String Quartet, performing String Quartet in f, 1st mvt. composed/arranged by Felix Mendelssohn.

Introduction Video »

Audio recording »




Eric Sargent, Voice

Eric Sargent performing Where's the Girl?, fr. The Scarlet Pimpernel composed/arranged by Frank Wildhorn/Nan Knighton.

Introduction Video »

Audio recording »




Kristina Butler, Voice

Kristina Butler (Audience vote winner) performing Amor composed/arranged by William Bolcom.

Introduction Video »

Audio recording »




Megan Ruan, Piano

Megan Ruan performing Piano Prelude III. Serene composed/arranged by Stephen Paulus.

Introduction Video »

Audio recording »




Composers

Austin Kraft

Austin Kraft from Savage, MN, who composed "Arabesque in A Minor"

Introduction Video »

Composition submission »




Grant Luhmann

Grant Luhmann from Lino Lakes, MN, who composed "Soliloquy"

Introduction Video »

Composition submission »









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