Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch

Host, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio
sstaruch@mpr.org

Steve Staruch can be heard on Classical Minnesota Public Radio from 3:00-7:00 pm on weekdays (M-F), including hosting Thursday's Regional Spotlight and Friday Favorites. Steve presented a variety of radio programs on WCAL (Northfield MN) where he created the immensely popular call-in program, and WXXI (Rochester NY) prior to joining the staff of MPR in 2004. Steve also enjoys work as a freelance tenor and a violist. Steve and his wife, Naomi, enjoy traveling, gardening and hosting dinner parties.

Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Exultate
Exultate sings the Kyrie from the Josef Rheinberger Mass in C. It's on this week's Regional Spotlight. (03/05/2015)
Carl Lundstrom
Carl Lundstrom is a specialist in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. A cancer survivor, Carl has a special place on his playlist for choral music. Carl is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (03/03/2015)
J.S. Bach
A Bach gem from Cantata No. 82 performed by the Bach Society of Minnesota from a concert at Sundin Music Hall in January is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/26/2015)
Mike Perkins has nine requiems on his iPod and sings in four choral groups. He is a self-described choral nerd. Mike is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (02/24/2015)
Concordia College professors Kate Hamilton and Cecilia Chou perform Max Bruch's Romance for Viola and Piano with passion and skill. It's on this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/19/2015)
Sabrina Hymel studies urban bugs. She describes herself as a boomerang Minnesotan. Sabrina is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (02/17/2015)
Jenn Deyo's six-year-old son, Abe, is on the autism spectrum. Classical music helps the entire family be more integrated. On this week's Music with Minnesotans, Jenn shares a playlist that's enjoyed by her whole family. (02/10/2015)
Jay Fishman conducts the world premiere of Concierto Pequeno by Minnesota composer Justin Henry Rubin. The performance is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (02/05/2015)
Michael Robins is the founder of the Illusion Theater. Robins is an artist and a businessman. His stories and his playlist take center stage in this week's Music with Minnesotans. (02/03/2015)
The String Orchestra of Minnesota Youth Symphonies (entry-level orchestra, grades 4 to 8) play Vivaldi with as much passion as 10- to 14-year-olds can. (01/29/2015)
Penelope Freeh is a dancer and choreographer, a writer and a teacher. Her playlist is both rhythmic and colorful. Penelope is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (01/27/2015)
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester sing Shakespeare lyrics in old and new arrangements. Rick Kvam directs his singers in this week's Regional Spotlight. (01/22/2015)
Ben and Maria Hanson share stories and a sax-centric playlist on Music with Minnesotans. (01/20/2015)
From a recent concert, the instrumental all-stars from the Bach Society of Minnesota perform the Bach Trio Sonata in G for Flute Violin and Continuo. (01/15/2015)
John Davenport is an academic with a passion for rare books and for history (he once kissed a building on the Jefferson quadrangle at the University of Virginia). History comes alive when he speaks. (01/13/2015)