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

String Orchestra of Minnesota Youth Symphonies
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
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)
Choral Arts Ensemble rochester minn
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)
A breezy-sounding trio by French composer Darius Milhaud get a jaunty performance from Trio Melange, the new faculty group from the NDSU School of Music. (01/08/2015)
Wally Benbenek is a computer guy by day, a Gilbert and Sullivan star by night. His life is like a patter song. Wally is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (01/06/2015)
Katie McCurry is an Account Representative for Fireman's Fund. No account sheet could ever contain her enthusiasm for classical music! (12/30/2014)
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. (12/23/2014)
This week's Regional Spotlight features concert performances from around Minnesota over these past few weeks. Noel! (12/18/2014)
Robert Ball has worked in Emergency Medical Services for more than 30 years. His eclectic playlist includes works by Bach AND Sousa. Ball is Steve Staruch's guest on Music with Minnesotans this week. (12/16/2014)
In this week's Regional Spotlight, we continue our holiday selections with two very recent performances from the 2014 Augsburg Advent Vespers in Minneapolis. (12/11/2014)
Dan Yoon is a medical doctor and a singer-songwriter. His playlist is filled with the music that has informed his life. Dr. Yoon is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (12/09/2014)
The season is bright with some home-grown holiday music. Three local ensemble sing their hearts out with new arrangements and works for the season. Hear them on this week's Regional Spotlight. (12/04/2014)