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

lukas vondracek pianist
Sensuous and deep, pianist Lukas Vondracek's Frederic Chopin Society recital from earlier this month will stop you in your tracks. (10/23/2014)
Dominick Argento
This week, we present a special episode of Music with Minnesotans. Composer Dominick Argento, with poet Pat Solstad and music director Dale Warland, join Steve Staruch to chat about Argento's newest work, Seasons, which was premiered at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival this past summer. (10/21/2014)
Artaria String Quartet
The Artaria Quartet performs a classical gem that is off the beaten path. (10/16/2014)
Gary Lee Joyner has the heart of a teacher. His classical playlist is filled with music that transports him. (10/14/2014)
With Osmo Vanska scheduled to play the clarinet during the Strauss festival with the Minnesota Orchestra, today's Regional Spotlight features the maestro (playing clarinet) with colleagues in a Mozart classic. (10/09/2014)
Kevin Held likes to move. His passion is Ultimate Frisbee. It's a fast moving highly paced game. His playlist is moves a bit slower. (10/07/2014)
Vox Nova Chorale is one of the newest vocal ensembles in the Twin Cities. This group is going places! (10/02/2014)
Nanette Goldman, professor of classics at Macalester College, faces all of life's experiences with determination and not a little joy. Her playlist both classic and modern. (09/30/2014)
The Bakken Trio is joined by clarinetist, David Krakauer, for a Prokofiev classic performed last October at the MacPhail Center in Minneapolis. (09/25/2014)
Katie McCurry is an Account Representative for Fireman's Fund. No account sheet could ever contain her enthusiasm for classical music! (09/23/2014)
Classical MPR's Steve Staruch had the best seat in the house as the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra opened its season on Saturday, Sept. 20. Steve describes his experience of the concert, which received three standing ovations from the audience. (09/23/2014)
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)
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)
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)