On Wednesday, March 29, Classical MPR announced the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artists and Composers. Congratulations to freshman Sam Hanson who advanced to the showcase round of the competition with his original composition, "Ironic Contrasts" for trumpet, violoncello, and piano. Sam was one of two Featured Composers, and five Featured Artists, selected for the Showcase concert.
Sam earned his spot in the Showcase by submitting his composition to Classical MPR competition earlier this year. After being selected as a Featured Composer in January, he participated in a mentorship day at American Composers Forum with composer Carol Barnett and received assistance in polishing his composition.
The Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert is on April 30 and will be broadcast live from the Fitzgerald Theater. Tickets to the Showcase Concert are free, but reservations are required. Call the Fitzgerald Theater box office at 651-290-1200, or find details online at the Fitzgerald Theater website.