Milton teen to perform with Boston Pops

Patriot Ledger, May 6, 2018
By Patriot Ledger staff

Milton teenager Sam Higgins will sing with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 6.

Sam, 15, is one of three winners of the 10th annual Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition, a state-wide competition for high school students. They will perform with maestro Keith Lockhart and the orchestra along with Sutton Foster, a Tony Award-winner and star of the television show “Younger.”

“It has been my dream to perform with the Boston Pops,” Sam said.

A freshman at Milton High School, Sam, started singing with the Boston City Singers at age 4. The Boston City Singers is a non-profit organization that provides music education to children ages 4 to 18.

“I’ve been singing since before I could talk,” Sam said. “And singing continues to be the biggest passion in my life. It is surreal that at the mere age of 15, I’m really starting to live out my dream -- I want to be an opera singer.”

Sam is the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Higgins. He was chosen as a winner of the competition for his performance of J.S. Bach’s “Bereite dich, Zion.”

In addition to his training with Boston City Singers, Sam studies with Eiji Miura, a graduate of Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music and a member of the faculty of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School.

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