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

Imogen Cooper
From a Frederic Chopin Society recital Imogen Cooper performs two Schubert Improptus. (07/17/2014)
Joe Landsberger
Joe Landsberger is a world traveler (40 countries and counting), but he always returns home to St Paul. His classical playlist is filled with both the exotic and the "tried and true." (07/15/2014)
Jacques Ogg
A work by a "wildman" of the 18th century, Francesco Veracini, gets the star treatment in a performance with Jacques Ogg and friends. (07/10/2014)
Kevin Ramach is the President and the General Director of the Minnesota Opera. His theatrical playlist is filled with high operatic drama. (07/08/2014)
John Gilbert and Francesca Tortorello tell the story of finding the long-lost Barber Violin Sonata. (07/03/2014)
The Ancia Saxophone Quartet performs an early work of Arvo Part in this week's Regional Spotlight. (07/03/2014)
Carol Rudie is a docent at The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) and has chosen a playlist that is as colorful as the Russian art she loves. (07/01/2014)
No viola jokes, please! The Minnesota Orchestra has a new violist. Gareth Zehngut spoke with Steve Staruch about the stress of the audition process, and how he chose the "humble, yet dark-sounding" viola. (06/27/2014)
Copland's Old American Songs get a spectacular performance with tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and pianist Warren Jones in this week's Regional Spotlight. (06/26/2014)
Anna Sattler could have had a job in Florida, but she chose Minnesota instead. A school guidance counselor, Sattler likes Minnesota and loves Classical MPR. Sattler is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. (06/24/2014)
Ten years ago this May, the Dale Warland Singers gave their final performance. Today's Regional Spotlight is as much a celebration as it is a remembrance. (06/19/2014)
Frank Tenczar, a retired IT guy, loves to watch the deer go by at his lake place up north while listening to Mahler. (06/17/2014)
Young music students from throughout the region participated in the 2014 High School Honor Band this past April. Highlights from that concert are in this week's Regional Spotlight. (06/12/2014)
Software engineer by day and successful composer by night, Chris Gennaula tells stories with wit and a smile. (06/10/2014)
The Apollo Male Chorus knows how to swing! Joined by the George Maurer Group, the Apollo guys present "De-Lovely" this weekend. Steve Staruch welcomed both groups into the Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio for a preview. (06/05/2014)