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

Conductor Dirk Meyer
Dirk Meyer is the music director of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. He begins his second season with a concert this Saturday night at the DECC in Duluth. Meyer spoke with Steve Staruch about his big goals for the DSSO. (09/18/2014)
Kremerata Baltica
Today's Regional Spotlight is a performance from this past February's Schubert Club International Artist Series. Kremerata Baltica performs at the top of its game. (09/18/2014)
Dan Wascoe
Retired Star Tribune columnist Dan Wascoe is also a pianist and composer. He a man full of surprises. He shares his story and playlist on today's Music with Minnesotans. (09/16/2014)
There is music that soothes in the here-and-now, and there is music that pushes us forward. This afternoon's Regional Spotlight is a musical remembrance for September 11th. (09/11/2014)
Penelope Freeh is a dancer and choreographer, a writer and a teacher. Her playlist is both rhythmic and colorful. (09/09/2014)
The Westminster Choir College from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., performed a new work by Daniel Elder while touring through Wayzata, Minn., last year. It's in this week's Regional Spotlight. (09/04/2014)
A young violinist and budding environmental scientist. Grant Johnson is a passionate lover of classical music. (09/02/2014)
All's right with the world when you can hear a Haydn string quartet sound like it's played just for you. The Jasper Quartet's performance of Haydn is in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/28/2014)
Teresa Root is a naturalist and a teacher. Her playlist is inspired by the natural world. Steve Staruch welcomes Teresa Root into the studio for Music with Minnesotans. (08/26/2014)
Two teenage pianists were featured at the Young Artist World Piano Festival last summer. Their "beyond their years" performances are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/21/2014)
Joe and Mary Keyes are owners of the Howard Street Booksellers in Hibbing, Minn. They love books, theater and Hibbing history. (08/19/2014)
There's champagne for the ear in this week's Regional Spotlight. Accordo performs a jaunty trio for strings by Jean Francaix. (08/14/2014)
Stanley Woolner is both a medical doctor and a creative artist. He balances both of his vocations with the greatest ease. (08/12/2014)
The choir from Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn., just got back from a tour of Ireland. Highlights from that choir tour are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (08/07/2014)
Classical MPR's Mike Pengra joins Steve Staruch in the studio to talk a bit more about the artists who are performing at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair, and to play some samples of their music. (08/06/2014)